ÊIf my present reader happens to be a Boy Scout or a scout-master who wants the scouts to build a tower for exhibition purposes, he can do so by following the directions here given, but if there is real necessity for haste in the erection of this tower, of course we cannot build one as tall as we might where we have more time. With a small tower all the joints may be quickly lashed together with strong, heavy twine, rope, or even wire; and in the wilderness it will probably be necessary to bind the joints with pliable roots, or cordage made of bark or withes; but as this is not a book on woodcraft we will suppose that the reader has secured the proper material for fastening the joints of the frame of this signal-tower and he must now shoulder his axe and go to the woods in order to secure the necessary timber. First let him cut eight straight polesÑthat is, as straight as he can find them. These poles should be about four and one half inches in diameter at their base and sixteen and one half feet long. After all the branches are trimmed off the poles, cut four more sticks each nine feet long and two and a half or three inches in diameter at the base; when these are trimmed into shape one will need twenty six or seven more stout sticks each four and one half feet long for braces and for flooring for the platform.
A practical handbook on how to cope with all kinds of survival scenarios, with detailed visual instruction and step-by-step sequences for every situation. Topics include building shelters, wilderness navigation, making fire, sourcing water, flint-napping, foraging and much more.
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With full-colour photographs, illustrations and step-by-step sequences on an array of survival scenarios, this title is a practical manual for coping with crisis and danger in the wilderness and mastering the art of mental and physical survival.
Skills to Save A Life Whether you are miles from help or immersed in an urban disaster situation, every second counts during a medical emergency. This book will help you take quick, effective action to stabilize the situation. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction in this book will help you prevent or respond to: Dehydration Hypothermia, frostbite and heatstroke Skin wounds including burns, cuts, bites and gunshots Anaphylaxis, allergic reactions and rashes Broken bones and injured joints Plus you'll find detailed packing lists for survival first aid kits of all sizes. This pocket-sized manual is perfect for packing in first aid kits, bug out bags, day-hiking packs and vehicle kits. Medical emergencies are unplanned and unpredictable, but you can be prepared. Arm yourself with knowledge that can save a life.
"Meant to follow "Bushcraft 101" by providing more advanced techniques for making tools, traps, shelters, and more, in the wilderness"--
This is the ultimate guide to staying alive in extreme situations â?? those events we think will never happen to us, but one day might. This book is the key to surviving lifethreatening events, accidents, random attacks and politically motivated insurgencies where we live, work or take holidays. Using the tactics, skills and tricks of the trade taught in this survivors' manual could save your life when danger or terror suddenly strikes â?? at home, in the office, in the street, when traveling in unknown and inhospitable situations, or when exposed to the wilderness. Written by experts in the field, this authoritative book reveals the secrets of wilderness and urban survival, and teaches the essential skills needed to survive any jeopardy. Structured into two sections, the first shows the essential bushcraft skills needed to survive outdoors in every climate and terrain: how to make shelters, how to find drinking water, how to start a fire from scratch, how to stalk and trap animals for food, and how to orienteer without a map. The second section focuses on how to ensure personal safety when everyday situations become life-threatening, including hostage situations, counter-terrorism techniques, selfdefense against personal attacks, and how to deal with car hijacking, house fires, transport accidents and medical emergencies. With its emphasis on teaching practical skills, this survival manual deals with identifying and anticipating risks and hazards early enough so you won't be caught off-guard. Then, if you are faced with extreme disaster or confrontation, you can respond positively and calmly to adversity.
How to survive in almost any outdoor environment with little or no purchased equipment, relying only on what nature provides.
Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely as possible. Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered. Numerous textboxes describing additional relevant material or case studies are also included. The global biodiversity crisis is now unstoppable; what can be saved in the developing world will require an educated constituency in both the developing and developed world. Habitat loss is particularly acute in developing countries, which is of special concern because it tends to be these locations where the greatest species diversity and richest centres of endemism are to be found. Sadly, developing world conservation scientists have found it difficult to access an authoritative textbook, which is particularly ironic since it is these countries where the potential benefits of knowledge application are greatest. There is now an urgent need to educate the next generation of scientists in developing countries, so that they are in a better position to protect their natural resources.
An essential guide to everything you need to stay sheltered, fed, healthy, and safe in the backcountry Organized around the six essentials of survival (shelter, water, food, fire, comfort and health, and navigation), Wilderness Survival Handbook covers 100 skills and techniques, including preserving fire, building pit shelters, toolmaking, stoneboiling cookery, and trapping and hunting animals with handmade tools and weapons. By mastering these skills, you will be able to survive with few tools or provisions in any wilderness setting--forest, plain, desert, or tundra--in nearly any part of the world.
Stay Safe in the City Here's the book that won't advise you to flee the city and set up a homestead to avoid potential disasters. With many other survival-planning resources emphasizing that approach, urban dwellers that plan to stay put in the city, no matter the circumstances, have been overlooked. Not only do 58 percent of Americans live in cities, but certain risks are higher in cities than elsewhere. Urban Emergency Survival Plan delivers a common-sense approach to urban survival planning rather than advocating that city survivalists need to figure out a way to grow an acre of food, raise goats, and build an underground bunker. The clearly outlined approach here will help you to reduce the risks inherent in disasters that occur in well-populated areas. Inside you'll find: Packing lists for get-home bags, everyday carry items for adults and kids and bug-out bags An overview of threats that face an urban area and instructions for planning safe travel during and after disasters, as well as how to plan a temporary escape Instructions for sheltering in place at work Chapters on food storage and water procurement in urban areas with emphasis on limited space and budget A detailed chapter on security options in urban areas A detailed chapter on sanitation, first aid and shelter Ideas for how to respond and cooperate with government disaster plans Photos of important survival gear Discover the skills you'll need to weather any storm, whether you live in an apartment, townhouse, condominium, single-family home or any other urban setting. With planning and practice, you'll gain the confidence to always feel safe in the city.
Instructs on how to adopt a Navy SEAL mentality to approach survival situations, discussing survival skills specific to mountain, jungle, arctic, desert, and ocean environments.
From 2008, for the first time in human history, half of the world’s population now live in cities. Yet despite a wealth of literature on green architecture and planning, there is to date no single book which draws together theory from the full range of disciplines - from architecture, planning and ecology - which we must come to grips with if we are to design future cities which are genuinely sustainable. Paul Downton’s Ecopolis takes a major step along this path. It highlights the urgent need to understand the role of cities as both agents of change and means of survival, at a time when climate change has finally grabbed world attention, and it provides a framework for designing cities that integrates knowledge - both academic and practical - from a range of relevant disciplines. Identifying key theorists, practitioners, places and philosophies, the book provides a solid theoretical context which introduces the concept of urban fractals, and goes on to present a series of design and planning tools for achieving Sustainable Human Ecological Development (SHED). Combining knowledge from diverse fields to present a synthesis of urban ecology, the book will provide a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in architecture, construction, planning, geography and the traditional life sciences.