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Many people who live in the countryside already know how to harvest nature's bounty, food that is available to anyone who takes the time and trouble to learn about 'wild foods' that abound in their localities. Much of this knowledge has been passed down through the generations, and many of the wild foods that made up the staple diets of peoples in past millennia are still available today in our local environments if only we knew which ones they were, and where and when to find them ...

Techniques for finding, purifying, and storing water are also as ancient as the hills, and constitute the major part of the basic 'bushcraft' of many peoples. While modern camping, climbing and general back-country hiking equipment is manufactured using the knowledge of extreme environments that has similarly been passed down through the ages as the 'traditional skills' of many peoples, you never know when you will be caught out without them.

2010 Reality Check

The recent summit meeting in Copenhagen was NOT about so-called anthropogenic (man-made) global warming. It was simply about new ways to tax everyone in the whole world. The 'solutions' that were proposed by the leaders of all the countries that attended were desperate efforts to save their respective centralised energy grids. ONLY with centralised energy generation and distribution can consumers be taxed.

What those goverments don't want to see is a movement towards genuine self-sufficiency, where 'MICRO-GENERATION' replaces the centralised national grids. What they really fear is the fact that they simply cannot tax you if you don't consume the commodities that are centrally controlled - hence the CO2 scam and The Great Global Warming Swindle.

Now that the integrity of many of the IPCC Assessment Reports, and especially their 'Summary for Policymakers' documents are coming under independent scrutiny, the dishonest and unscientific manner in which these publications were compiled is becoming ever clearer. An example of this is the January 2010 revelation that the Himalayan glaciers overall are NOT MELTING, and will NOT BE GONE BY 2035.

Furthermore, the glaciers in the mountains of New Zealand have been expanding for a number of years, even during those years that the global warming disinformation networks were telling us were the warmest since records began - or some similar nonsense.

Some of the books and information sources on this page were compiled and written when the CO2 scam and the great global warming swindle were at their height and their disinformation networks were in full swing. This means that many of the authors were influenced by the climate change disinformation that the whole world has been bombarded with over the past few decades.

Nevertheless, the many and varied brilliantly practical ideas on how to become genuinely self-sufficient are still as valid now as they were before the "ClimateGate" scandal erupted in November 2009. Simply ignore the global warming stuff and get on with the job...

Below are a small selection of books about basic 'survival skills' that have not changed much in the past 50,000 years or more, and these skills are practical, down-to-earth, tried-and-tested techniques that are still in everyday use by peoples who live closer to the land in many non-industrialised countries. They are also skills that are as relevant in North America and in Northwestern Europe, as they are in the deserts, jungles and mountainous regions of every continent ...

 

Survival Skills & Bushcraft
books to educate us all in how to survive in the natural environment

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"The Maya Forest Garden:
Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands"

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Anabel Ford
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Ronald Nigh

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"The conventional wisdom says that the devolution of classic Maya civilization occurred because its population grew too large and dense to be supported by primitive neotropical farming methods, resulting in debilitating famines and internecine struggles.

Using research on contemporary Maya farming techniques and important new archaeological research, Ford and Nigh refute this Malthusian explanation of events in ancient Central America and posit a radical alternative theory.

The authors: show that ancient Maya farmers developed ingenious, sustainable woodland techniques to cultivate numerous food plants (including the staple maize) examine both contemporary tropical farming techniques and the archaeological record (particularly regarding climate) to reach their conclusions make the argument that these ancient techniques, still in use today, can support significant populations over long periods of time."

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"Outdoor Survival Guide (Dk Living)" by Hugh McManners

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"You'll be a veritable Indiana Jones after reading this. Get back to basics with this practical guide to mastering survival skills from the man who's done it all, Hugh McManners.

Be ready for the great outdoors: find out the basics from what equipment to pack to how to stay warm and dry in the elements, to where you'll find water and food.

Learn to survive in adverse conditions: easy-to-follow techniques from testing plants for poison to making your own compass to splinting a broken arm and surviving in a blizzard.

It contains all you need to answer the call of the wild with confidence. With updated text and illustrations, this is a practical guide to mastering outdoor skills and staying alive in challenging environments. The Outdoor Survival Guide enables everyone."

 

"Bushcraft" by Ray Mears

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"TV's extreme survival expert Ray Mears has lived off the land in the world's most inhospitable places, and Bushcraft is a coffee table-style encapsulation of that hard-won knowledge and experience.

Aspiring travellers will find hundreds of life-saving tips here, and even if you plan to stick pretty closely to the beaten track (say, your garden).

The specialist information contained in chapters on survival essentials like finding and purifying water, establishing fires and shelter, cordage (the joys of making your own string), and living off the land (grubs and the like), is fascinating in itself--in the tradition of TV's finest "natural history" output.."

 

"Making Native American Hunting, Fighting, and Survival Tools: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Traditional Tools" by Monte Burch

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"A comprehensive guide to making your own Native American tools and weapons. The history of the implements is provided, along with a primer on working with flint.

Complete instruction is then given on: digging tools; axes; knives; hide scrapers; spear points; arrowheads; baskets and packs; chisels; fishing spears; harpoons; hooks and line; fish traps; fish nets; spear throwers; slings; blow guns; bolas; rabbit sticks; game clubs; traps and snares; decoys; calls; spears; darts; bows; arrows; tomahawks; clubs; daggers; lances; and shields.

Whether for the survivalist, historian, student or enthusiast, this is a comprehensive guide to these ancient arts. Going through this book, is a lot like attending one of those summer mountain man rendezvous. It's a great lesson in the appreciation of modern convenience and comfort."

 

"Outdoor Survival Skills" by Larry Dean Olsen & Robert Redford

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"In one small book, Larry started a movement that did what the hippies couldn't do.

It showed people how to truly use the natural resources that surround us all, from how to tan hides and make snares to weaving tree bark and building shelters.

Best of all, it shows us how to do all of these things without spending a dime--as it was done in days gone by. As a teacher, Larry is the best and the rest of us owe what we have to him.

If you have any interest in how things were done before there was a Wal-Mart at every corner, get this book!"

 

"Ray Mears - Outdoor Survival Handbook" by Ray Mears

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"Revealing an absolute wealth of knowledge and experience Ray Mears provides clear step-by-step instructions in how to master an abundance of survival methods which can be approached by novices and pros alike.

Ray Mears shows how to construct shelters from the elements suitable for virtually any time of the year and a variety of locations and environments.

He approaches how to light a good fire in all types of weathers with the materials readily available in the wild, how to track & identify animals and other essential everyday skills needed to survive in the great outdoors."

 

"The Complete Wilderness Training Book" by Hugh McManners

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"Whether the reader intends to walk through the rain forest or merely contemplate doing so, McManners' effort is a treat.

Color photos and drawings clarify and embellish the text's points about where to look for drinking water in various wild locales, how to use invertebrates as food, etc.

What's more, and more entertaining, the British import is more international in scope than some similar American works. McManners considers survival not only in familiar outdoor environments but also in such extreme places as serious deserts and jungles.

Nor does he focus only on land survival, for there are sections on abandoning ship and surviving at sea during extreme weather."

 

"Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills" by David Wescott

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"This is the best work ever done, under one single cover, on the subject. For all the people that goes to the wilderness (hunters, fishers, backpackers, outdoorsmen), this book is a muust-have.

For the people that want to really know the evolution of technology from the early, say "stone-age", standpoint, it's a fascinating work.

Learn from the leaders in each skill area as they share with you their tips and techniques that they've learned over time (the hard way).

Specially good the chapter on primitive weapons, with some of the best instructions on the atlatl (spear-thrower or, more preciselly, dart-thrower), the weapon that men of yore used to hunt big game in the stone-age days. I loved it, and I know you'll love it, too."

 

"Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival"
by Mors Kochanski

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"After years of being an outdoor enthusiast, I have finally found a book that gives practical, well thought out, easy to follow explanations of techniques of survival and practical outdoor skills.

Every single skill presented is detailed and clear. It is obvious that the author has not only written about the skills, but has spent long hours LIVING the skills and perfecting them.

If you live in the northern climes you are a fool not to get this book. If you live anywhere else it will still be invaluable!

Really good thorough and easy to follow instructions on axemanship, knifecraft, fire-making, shelter building, cordage & rope, bark containers, working with birch, conifers, willows, moose and snow! A bestseller in Canada, with a cult following in the US."

 

"Earth Knack: Stone Age Skills for the 21st Century"
by Bart Blankenship & Robin Blankenship

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"This book is well written and encourages the reader to be an active participant in the process of discovery (or re-discovery, as the writers may contend).

The book is cleverly illustrated and fun to read, offering a wealth of information I have not found in any other sourcebook on primitive skills. I found myself jumping off the couch to venture outside to collect plants for dyeing fabric.

Later, I used the description of how to make cordage from native plants found right in my own backyard.

I would stongly recommend this book to anyone interested in practical, hands-on, primitive skills."

 

"Particpating in Nature: Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Primitive Living Skills"
by Thomas J. Elpel

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"Ever wonder how to start a fire with a bowdrill, weave a basket, build a stone oven, blow a coal-burned cup, or make reliable and comfortable shoes? Which plants are edible or medicinal, and what material makes the best bows and arrows?

Even if you don't consider yourself an environmentalist, you probably don't mind saving money, stimulating your brain, or learning a new stress-relieving habit.

Learning skills such as those found in Participating in Nature could also help answer questions like 'what do you want to do this summer?' or even the ever-annoying 'are we there yet?'

This is not a survival book written for guerillas, though they might find it very useful. It is a book written for the average worker who wants to get away from it all or the family that wants to do something special together."

 

"Primitive Technology II: Ancestral Skills from the Society of Primitive Technology" by David Wescott

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"Originally published in the Bulletin of Primitive Technology, 79 articles describe basic technology and skills practiced by our ancient ancestors. Aimed at the general reader, the articles cover such topics as eating wild plants, cooking in primitive pottery, making bows and arrows, tanning hides.

The Stone Age is the common denominator of mankind, and through experimental archeology, the relearning and replication of ancient skills, we take a step of discovery and understanding into this rich past.

In this collection, drawn from the pages of the Bulletin of Primitive Technology, learn to create tools to fabricate more complex technologies; master the arts of the bow and arrow; build a shelter or fashion clothing from fibers or buckskin."

 

"The New Way of the Wilderness: The Classic Guide to Survival in the Wild"
by Calvin Rutstrum & Leslie Kouba (Illustrator)

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"The complete resource on backcountry camping from a legendary wilderness expert.

In this classic guide, first published in the late 1950s, Rutstrum covers the key elements of a successful camping trip: the proper way to build a raft, chop down a tree, construct a campsite, cook over a campfire, find a way through the woods, and much more.

Drawing upon his vast experience in all kinds of weather, Rutstrum provides essential knowledge for every camper, in a lightweight volume perfect for the backpack.

A rich mine of information on camping, traveling, and surviving in wilderness areas. Primarily a personal reference book, but also a volume that many persons who enjoy outdoor recreation, as well as 'armchair outdoorsmen,' can read from cover to cover."

 

"Practical Outdoor Survival: A Modern Approach" by Len McDougall

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"I have been a survival instructor for 5 years and have used military survival manuals in the past. With the growing number of civilians wanting practical survival skills I needed to find a book that would teach from a civilian view point.

This book is exactly what I have been looking for. While giving the basics needed to survive the book is very easy to read and understand.

The chapters are organized well and cover everything a hunter, camper, hiker or outdoors person would need to survive for either a short or long period of time.

Len McDougall tells it like it is and does not pull any punches when making reccomendations on equipment to purchase. This book will be utilized by myself in any future civilian survival courses I teach."

 

"Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide" by John Lofty Wiseman

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"What would you do if you were in the middle of a tropical rain forest and one of your party was bitten by a bug or a snake? Do you know how to choose a knife or how and when to abandon ship?

The Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide has the answer to these--and many, many other--essential survival questions for anybody wanting to trade the supermarket for the scrub and get back to nature.

The pocket-size guide covers everything from the essential survival kit and pouch to disaster strategies for those who find themselves facing natural disasters such as hurricanes, avalanches, floods, tornadoes, active volcanoes, floods, lightening and earthquakes.

And just in case nature proves too much for such precautions, there is an extremely comprehensive section on health and first aid."

 

"Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills"
by John McPherson & Geri McPherson

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"If I could carry only one book with me, knowing that my plane was going to crash in the wilderness, this would be the book. Let me qualify this statement. I am a pilot and have been practicing primitive survival living skills for seventeen years. My library on survival contains at least thirty books. This book is easy to understand and has multiple, detailed photographs.

It should be noted that the section which discusses "eating mice for food" should be disregarded because the risk of contracting Hanta Virus is greater than the nutritional value of the mouse. The book contains 10 well developed chapters that will get you well on your way to being able to "live off the land."

The topics covered in this book are as follows: tanning deer skins, making fire, cordage, making a bow and arrows, making traps, meat preservation, primitive cooking methods, field dressing and butchering a deer, container making (baskets and pottery), making tools, and making shelters."

 

"The Wilderness Route Finder: The Classic Guide to Finding Your Way in the Wild"
by Calvin Rutstrum & Leslie Kouba (Illustrator)

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"As more and more people seek to simplify their wilderness experiences and return to traditional camping methods, Rustrum's simple, straightforward, and dependable methods can be appreciated anew.

Rustrum focuses on the tried-and-true techniques that have served wilderness travellers for generations: how to use a map, a compass, a sextant, and the sun and stars.

He explains why we sometimes get lost and what we should do when we are. This book shows the very basics of navigation and covers map, compass and even finding your position with a sextant.

Though the equipment shown is certainly outdated, most of the information is timeless."

 

"The Winter Wilderness Companion: Traditional and Native American Skills for the Undiscovered Season" by Garrett Conover, Alexandra Conover & Elliott Merrick

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"Teaches how to live and travel in the North American winter wilderness using Native American nomadic skills. This guide includes plans and detailed building instructions for making and using snowshoes and moccasins, toboggans, tents and clothing.

Imagine snowshoeing through an unspoiled northern forest, with just the pristine snow, breathtaking scenery, and the occasional deer or fox for company. Your gear glides behind you on a toboggan, and at night, you relax in your wood-heated canvas tent after a delicious, hot meal. With plans and detailed instructions for making clothing, tents, toboggans, and snowshoes.

This is the complete guide to enjoying the winter wilderness using traditional skills, equipment, and philosophies. The Conovers write beautifully, sensitively, and comprehensively of wild northern places, inviting you to experience the rare wonders of the winter trail."

 

"Wilderness Survival" by Gregory J. Davenport

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"During his intense training to become a US Air Force Survival Instructor, Gregory Davenport learned to adapt to adverse conditions and survive in every global climate. His experience and education are the foundation of this comprehensive, well-organised, and user-friendly guide to staying alive in the wilderness.

His experience and education are the foundation of this comprehensive, well-organised, and user-friendly guide to staying alive in the wilderness. Wilderness Survival is a straightforward book that focuses on teaching the skills one should know before venturing into the great outdoors.

Based on the same principles I taught--while a member of the USAF Survival Instructor Corp--the 182 page text covers the five essentials of survival: Personal Protection (clothing, shelter, and fire); Signaling (manmade and natural), Sustenance (water and food); Navigation (with and without a compass); and Health (psychological, environmental injuries, and traumatic injuries)."

 

"The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea" by John Lofty Wiseman

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"The SAS Survival Handbook is the Special Air Service's complete course in being prepared for any type of emergency. John 'Lofty' Wiseman presents real strategies for surviving in any type of situation, from accidents and escape procedures, including chemical and nuclear to successfully adapting to various climates (polar, tropical, desert), to identifying edible plants and creating fire.

The book is extremely practical and is illustrated throughout with easy-to-understand line art and diagrams. From making a pocket survival kit to knowing how to obtain safe drinking water, the SAS's Chief Survival Instructor progresses through a whole range of survival techniques and situations.

From obtaining food, building a camp and administering emergency first aid to navigating your way to safety and dealing with natural disasters, the handbook could actually save your life."

 

"U.S. Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76" by Department of Defence

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"This is the newer civilian version of the Army survival book, that concentrates on the straightforward survival material a civilian going camping may need to know. It is writen in vary accessible easy to understand language, and you do not need to be an expert.

The material includes information on Navigation and compass use. Health & Hygiene in the outdoors to prevent sickness, including first aid. Hazards in the wild to watch out for.

Foods and where to find them including harvesting and identifying native plants and vegetables. How to fish and tons of unusual different ways to catch them with local materials that actually work; other food from fresh water sources. Trapping mammals, rodents, reptiles, insects, catching birds, including how to dress and prepare these. Cooking, preserving food in the wild. Vital information on the many methods of fire making including without matches or lighter."

 

"Keller's Outdoor Survival Guide: How to Prevail When Lost, Stranded, or Injured in the Wilderness" by William Keller

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"Today, more people are venturing into the wilderness-rock climbers, mountain bikers, hikers, campers, kayakers, cross country skiers, and hunters are all at risk of injury, getting lost, or facing inclement weather. At the same time, humans are rapidly losing basic survival skills, becoming more dependent on technology and modern conveniences. In this book, William Keller, a certified Emergency Medical Technician who has worked as a Search and Rescue officer for 20 years in the Rocky Mountains, compiles his extensive experience and training into 25 chapters of emergency and basic survival skills information that all outdoorspeople should know before they venture into the wilderness again. Using true stories to illustrate his advice, Keller addresses finding safe drinking water, using a map and compass, determining direction by the stars, building a fire in windy or wet conditions, drying clothing once it is wet, recognizing the signs of hypothermia in oneself and others, warming oneself or others suffering from hypothermia, determining what is edible in the wild, surviving in a vehicle, selecting shelter, and much more."

 

"How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-preservation" by Bradford Angier

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"This is the classic survival annual, now updated, re-illustrated and published for the first time in a Jungle-proof rubber khaki cover.

Anyone who spends time in the wild: walkers, orienteerers, climbers, hunters: can suddenly be dependent upon his or her own resources to survive. This book offers serious tips and techniques that make starvation in the wilderness virtually impossible when you become lost or stranded, using only the resources of Mother Nature.

Sustenance; Science of Staying Alive; Edible Vegetation Identification Guide; Trapping; Thirst; Warmth; Facts of Lighting Fires; Shelter for the Making; Wilderness Homes; Clothing; Orientation; Staying Found; Knowing Where You Are; Camping; Signalling; Lost in the Woods; Safety; Getting Out of Trouble; Emergency First Aid; Backwoods Medicine; Survival Kit."

 

"Aboman's Guide to Survival & Self-Reliance: Practical Skills for Interesting Times" by Joseph A. Bigley

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"When survival is the name of the game, it's the inner aboriginal in each of us - the human spirit of resourcefulness and self-reliance that has allowed man to survive through the ages - that comes to the rescue. This inner abo-man needs just a bit of nudging, and a bit of knowledge, to emerge and prevail. This book provides information about civic emergencies, wilderness survival, home management, auto repair, food storage and health.

The principles Joseph Bigley teaches are simple, proven approaches to managing your own life. Many people associate the term "survival" with strictly wilderness related skills and in today's world that can lead to trouble. Today civil emergencies are a reality and Mr. Bigley comes to the front to address these situations. Covering subjects like understanding electricity and basic automobile repair this book brings home the fact that the key to survival, in all situations, is self-reliance."

 

"Tracking & the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks & Sign" by Paul Resendes

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"A good observer of nature, walking, say, in an oak forest, may discern that some of the acorns on which he or she is treading are broken into little bits.

After reading wildlife interpreter and photographer Paul Rezendes's guidebook to animal signs, that same observer will be able to tell which of those acorns have been split by human footsteps and deer hooves and which have been gnawed apart by squirrels--and by what species of squirrel.

A wonderfully thorough, well-illustrated compendium, Rezendes's text covers a wide range of North American animal species, including rodents, hoofed animals, bears, raccoons, opossums, and members of the weasel, rabbit, dog, and cat families. He describes not only the signs these animals leave but also their ways of life throughout the year, and with an appropriately environmentalist purpose."

 

"The Wilderness First Responder: Recognition, Treatment and Prevention of Outdoor Emergencies" by Buck Tilton & Frank Hubbell

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"The Wilderness First Responder is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. It is a priceless resource for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and all people who work or play far from definitive medical care.

Inside this how-to resource are expert, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and 'Signs and Symptoms' sidebars designed to help you provide care in wilderness and urban settings - whenever you are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a hospital.

You'll learn about patient assessment and patient evacuation and strengthen your ability to improvise when ideal materials are not at hand. The Wilderness First Responder was written by Buck Tilton, co-founder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, with the assistance of more than a dozen medical professionals."

 

"Primitive Wilderness Skills, Applied & Advanced" by John McPherson & Geri McPherson

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"My compliments to author John McPherson on his ability to write in a manner that captured my interest on the first page and held it through to the last page.

His words and explanations of primitive crafts let the reader know that he has the skill to live as primitive people did. His grammar is a little off key but that is ok because he writes like he thinks and makes it more understandable.

I can not stress enough how easy this book makes a seemingly impossible task for people who lack the basic knowledge of wilderness survival skills. The McPhersons don't just give you the instructions, they also explain the physics or logic behind what they are writing about. I recommend this book to anyone who needs/wants a firm foundation in basic survival skills."

 

"S.A.S. Encyclopedia of Survival" by Barry Davies

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"The SAS Encyclopedia of Survival is the most modern military survival handbook available. Based on SAS training and techniques, the book covers every area of survival from the essential items needed in a basic survival kit and how to make best use of them, to the most sophisticated technology including state-of-the-art GPS navigation equipment.

The book is broken down into different sections covering every aspect of survival across all of the different terrain which can be encountered around the world.

The main sections are: Essential Survival; Arctic Survival; Desert Survival; Jungle Survival; Escape and Evasion. Unlike most people who find themselves in a survival situation, soldier on the run from the enemy doesn't want to be found. Normal survival practice needs to be carefully adapted if the aim is to avoid detection."

 

"Medicine for the Backcountry" by Buck Tilton & Frank Hubbell

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"When trouble strikes and your group is beyond the reach of 911, you're the one who has to help.

Medicine for the Backcountry can prepare you for just about any major or minor medical emergency you might face in the outdoors. Using real-life anecdotes, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations, this invaluable guide shows you how to assess, manage, and care for: bone breaks and fractures, muscular injuries, heat and cold injuries, near drowning, spinal trauma, bites and stings and many other potential maladies.

Each chapter also includes The Barehanded Principles - a point-by-point summary of the information you need to know to provide help in a hurry. Use Medicine for the Backcountry as both a practical handbook and a handy reference - and take it with you when your travels take you far from help."

 

"Basic Essentials: Weather Forecasting" by Michael Hodgson & Devin Wick (Illustrator)

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Explains basic weather patterns, tells how to forecast changes in the weather, and shows how to set up a weather station.

An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge in an affordable and portable book.

"Straightforward advice for predicting and noticing shifts in weather patterns aimed directly at the novice who wants to enjoy a safe journey in the wilderness.

With this updated edition, you'll learn to understand how and why different types of weather occur, cloud formations and what they have to tell you, variations in geography and how they affect the weather, and basic meteorological concepts for weather awareness."

 

"The Morrow Guide to Knots: For Sailing, Fishing, Camping, Climbing" by Mario Bigon

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"Here is an entirely different kind of knot book! For the first time, here are step-by-step instructions that take full advantage of color photography to teach the art of tying knots.

Unlike illustrations in other books, these pictures show every step looking over the shoulder of the tier -- the way you see the knot as you make it.

And when two or more ropes are involved, they are color coded so you can clearly tell them apart. Included in addition are a section on decorative knots, a cross-reference list of the many applications of knots, and a detailed glossary.

The Morrow Guide to Knots is a reliable and essential reference tool for all sportsmen and campers, homeowners, and youngsters as well."

 

"The Tracker" by Tom Brown Jr. & William J. Watkins

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"I first read this book in the late 1970s and it changed my life.

This book encouraged me in an already fanatical interest in tracking, which has since become a lifelong pursuit.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about nature and how to understand the intricacies of the natural world.

Through intriguing stories of his own early life, Tom brings alive for the reader the lessons he learned in nature and awakens an interest in all things natural.

If you want to read a book that will cause you to change the way you look at the world, that will awaken interests and feelings of wonder at the environment around you, then this is the book for you."

USEFUL LINKS ...

BBC SpringWatch 2010

Nature's Calendar

Dig In: Grow Your Own Grub

Working with Living Greenwood

Country Smallholding

The Woodland Workshop

The Conservation Foundation


BOOKS, VIDEOS AND DVDS About ...

Basic Self-Sufficiency

Renewable Energy Technologies

The Climate Change Controversy

Nature - The Living Pharmacy

Surviving Urban Disintegration

Beyond Peak Oil



Survival Skills DVDs

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"Survival: Learn to Become a Survivor in the Wild!"
(2001)
by
Bfs Entertainment

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"Survival Basics Vol. 1 & 2
The Adventure"

(2004)
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Stoney-Wolf Productions

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"Primitive Wilderness Skills, Applied"
(2006)
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CustomFlix

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"Prepared to Survive"
(2005)
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LifeView Outdoors

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"50 Outdoor Skills Survive Survival DVD"
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Vas Entertainment

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"The Primitive Bow & Arrow"
(2006)
by
CustomFlix

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"Primitive Fire & Cordage"
(2006)
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CustomFlix

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"Breakin' Rock 1
Percussion Flintnapping"

(2006)
by
CustomFlix

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"Breakin' Rock 2
Let's Make an Arrowhead"

(2006)
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CustomFlix

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"Deer, from Field to Freezer"
(2006)
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CustomFlix

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"Survivorman - Les Stroud"
(2007)
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Discovery Channel

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"Man vs. Wild - Bear Grylls"
(2006)
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Discovery Channel

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"Man vs. Wild - Season 1"
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Discovery Channel

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"Ray Mears - Wild Food"
(2007)
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BBC/Woodlore Ltd

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"Ray Mears - Bushcraft
Series 1"

(2005)
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BBC/Woodlore Ltd

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"Ray Mears - Bushcraft
Survival"

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BBC/Woodlore Ltd

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"Ray Mears
Extreme Survival
Series 1 & 2"

(2003)
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Day Gardner Productions Ltd

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"Ray Mears
Extreme Survival
Series 3"

(2003)
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Day Gardner Productions Ltd

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