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Wilderness Survival Handbook Primitive Skills for Short-Term Survival and Long-Term Comfort

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ISBN-10: 0071484671

ISBN-13: 9780071484671

Edition: 2010

Authors: Michael Pewtherer

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 4/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.10" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Mike Pewtherer has been practicing and teaching wilderness living and survival skills for over 15 years. Coauthor of "Wilderness Survival: Living Off the Land with the Clothes on Your Back and the Knife on Your Belt", he is founder of Woodland Ways, a company teaching wilderness survival, rites of passage, and living skills to youth and adults. He has taught in venues ranging from private high schools to conferences. Mike also teaches blacksmithing, tracking, woodwork, and ceramics. Mike has traveled widely and studied with native tribes in North America, Fiji, and Australia, and has acquired and practiced survival skills in military settings as a combat engineer, in Australia's Outback,…    

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Seven-Day Survival
Preparing to Survive
Clothing
Survival Kits
Shelter
Location, Location, Location
Types of Shelter
Finding Shelter
Woodland Shelters
Snow Shelters
Desert Shelters
Water
Finding Water
Purifying Water
Springs
Digging
Dew Gathering and Catchments
Solar Stills
Sap Gathering
Fire
Materials
Tipi Fires
Fire Pits and Rings
Navigation
What to Do if Lost
Basic Direction Finding
Map and Compass
Using Map and Compass Together
Declination
Following a Bearing
Planning a Route
Medical Emergencies
First Aid
Heat-Related Problems
Cold-Related Injuries
Physical Injuries
Beyond Survival: Primitive Skills for Wilderness Living
Shelters for the Long Term
Pit Shelters
Thatched Huts
Fire-Making Tools
Bow Drill
Hand Drill
Fire Saw
Fire Plow
Long Match
Food and Drink
Eating in the Wild
Flavored Drinks
Meal Preparation and Cooking
Pit Cooking
Rock Boiling
Storing Food
Preserving Food
Fishing
What Method?
Hand Fishing
Spearfishing
Hook and Line
Fish Poison
Trapping
Set Locations and Baits
Types of Traps
Hunting Weapons
Rabbit Stick
Thrusting Spear
Throwing Spear
Bolas
Atlatl
Field Bow
Arrows
Hunting Methods
The Mental Game
Moving and Seeing
Preparing Yourself
Camouflage
Carcass Care
Rawhide, Tanning Hides for Buckskin, and Sinew
Rawhide
Tanning
Sinew
Cordage and Crude Cloth
Harvest and Storage
Spinning Fibers into Cordage
Splicing
Weaving
Other tools and Materials
Working with Stone
Working with Pitch
Hand Tools
Containers
Baskets
Bark Canteens
Cooking Containers
Primitive Pottery
Comfort and Cleanliness
Camp Layout
Hygiene
Appendix: Recommended Reading
Index