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Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere-Alive
Survive Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere-Alive Author:Les Stroud From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has made a life of surviving in the harshest?and most remote?regions on Earth. Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit television program Survivorman transfers his decades of knowledge and experience to the pages of Survive!... more »>, a practical guide that gives everyday readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of survival. Stroud offers readers the essential skills and tactics necessary to endure in any corner of the globe, along with a wealth of insider information born of his own experiences in the outdoors and unavailable in any other book. Readers will learn:
How to make a survival shelter and why a lean-to is largely a waste of time.
Why survival kits are important, and why you should make your own.
Where to find water and why drinking contaminated water is sometimes warranted.
How to locate and trap small animals and why the notion of tracking and hunting large game is largely a pipe dream.
Whether seasoned in the outdoor arts or new to adventuring, all readers will learn something from Survive!. Stroud's many colorful anecdotes and cut-to-the-chase philosophy not only make for an entertaining read, but also enhance anyone's ability to focus on the main goal when everything else has gone wrong?survival.« less
Kristofer P. (Debris) reviewed Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere-Alive on
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Survive is a well written book by popular outdoorsman, Les Stroud. This book is full of useful advice and tips to help you survive most situations. He provides a safe approach to survival unlike survivalist Bear Grylls, who is undoubtedly jumping large gorges, and wrestling alligators as this is being written. Les teaches you to not over exert yourself, and to be as safe as you possibly can and constantly warns you how mortal an injury as small as a blister can truly be when left untreated.
What shines brightest about this book is that it shows you how to accomplish tasks in mulitple ways and it even takes geographic climate into account (Ex: Arctic, Tropic, Desert, etc.). He shows you multiple ways of making fire, shelter, water procurement, food procurment, and navigation.
All in all this is a very well rounded book that I believe may help many, many people.