The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide

Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to Get Back in One Piece)

Author: Brendan Leonard

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657826

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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“Leonard’s durable tome (seriously, the cover is rubber) is stuffed with so many tips about surviving in the wild, you’ll be able to leave your smartphone behind.” —Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won’t get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors--whether it’s hiking a 14er or camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before. Brendan Leonard, writer, filmmaker, and outdoor adventurer, shows the reader how rewarding it can be to live life away from the computer and get outside. From mountain climbing, to skiing, sledding, and sailing, Leonard shows that you don’t need to be a risk taker to enjoy the outdoors. And if the reader does find himself at the point of man vs. nature, Leonard shares survival skills from how to bandage a wound and read a topographical map, to how to drive on sand and remove a tick from your skin—all organized thematically and written in short takeaway entries with helpful line drawings. Bound in a uniquely rugged (and waterproof!) PVC cover material, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide is a friendly way into the outdoor lifestyle, whether you're looking to dabble or go all in.

The Wilderness Survival Handbook

A Practical, All-Season Guide To Short-Trip Preparation And Survival Techniques For Hikers, Skiers, Backpackers, Canoeists, Snowmobilers, Travellers In Light Aircraft-And Anyone Stranded In The Outdoors

Author: Alan Fry

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250104203

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Outdoor enthusiasts can easily be caught unaware by accidental injury, equipment failure, climate changes such as rain or snow, and other unexpected situations. In a clear, concise style Alan Fry covers what people need to know before starting out, including: -Choosing the appropriate clothing and footwear --Starting and managing fire -Building emergency shelter -Administering first aid -Obtaining water and food -Signaling for help -Staying calm until help arrives This revised edition of Wilderness Survival Handbook reflects the best of both modern information and native lore from Fry's decades of living and travelling in the outdoors.

Wilderness Survival Guide: The Practical Skills You Need For The Great Outdoors

Author: Joe O'Leary Author

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780282354

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Joe O'Leary, a successful survival skills instructor, explains the fundamental techniques required in a genuine 'wilderness survival situation' - while at the same time showing you how to enhance any out-of-doors experience, from a walk in the country to an ambitious camping expedition. Most types of shelter, animal trap and fire-lighting technique are variations on a theme. Joe keeps it simple and describes in straightforward steps what to do to make yourself safe and comfortable: how to build a shelter that will really keep you warm, set a trap that will really catch food, identify plants that will really feed and nourish you and build a fire that will really light in all weathers. Rather than trying to cover every eventuality, he concentrates on techniques that can be applied successfully in most environments: it's better to know a limited number of skills thoroughly than a whole host of different variations specific to particular kinds of terrain.

The Ultimate Wilderness Survival Handbook

156 Tips for Any Environment

Author: Outdoor Life

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681881519

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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With 110+ years behind them, the experts at Outdoor Life magazine have compiled the information-packed Ultimate Wilderness Survival Handbook. Whether you’re planning a three-day backcountry hike, a day trip, or a full-on Grizzly Adams experience this compact handbook has the essential information you need to stay safe. From the best-selling team at Outdoor Life this essential guide to surviving in the wilderness is for survivalists and hobbyists alike. This book covers making shelter, finding food and water, dealing with predators, signaling to rescuers, and making it out alive and well…probably even with all your limbs. Chapter One: Skills and Tools How to Pack for a Wilderness Adventure Build a Fire Anywhere Forage for Food Create a Basic Shelter Get Rescued Handle Medical Emergencies in the Woods Tie Basic Knots . . . and more things every adventurer should know Chapter Two: Into the Woods Survive Getting lost in the Wilderness Handle Animal Attacks Navigate Bogs and Marshes Purify Water Stay Sane and Healthy Trap Wild Animals Fish with Almost No Equipment Eat Wild Plants . . . and more tips to get out of the woods safely Chapter Three: Extreme Environments Survive a Wildfire Ford a Raging River Navigate the Arctic Survive Falling through Ice Punch a Polar Bear Find Water in the Desert Survive Being Lost at Sea . . . and more terrifying things you’ll hopefully never experience (but now how to survive)

Working

People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

Author: Studs Terkel

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587667

Category: History

Page: 640

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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY ADAM COHEN OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, from a policeman to a piano tuner, this book provides an enduring portrait of people's feelings about their working lives. "A powerful, original, indescribable and incredible book... Only an interviewer of genius, exploiting the tape recorder as hardly anyone else has done, could possibly have brought it forth." —Lewis Mumford "A magnificent book... a work of art. To read it is to hear America talking." —Boston Globe "Splendid... Important... Rich and fascinating... The people we meet are not digits in a poll but real people with real names who share their ancedotes, adventures, and aspirations with us." —Business Week "The talk in Working is good talk--earthy, passionate, honest, sometimes tender, sometimes crisp, juicy as reality, seasoned with experience." —Washington Post "Nothing could tell our children's children who and how and what we were the way Studs Terkel will. Is it possible the great American novelist is Terkel?" —Murray Kempton



The Essential Wilderness Navigator: How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors, Second Edition

Author: David Seidman,Paul Cleveland

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071361103

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 173

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Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a directional ‘sixth sense,’ tips on mastering the art of map- and compass-reading, and comprehensive updates on a range of technological advances, this perennially popular guide is more indispensable than ever.

Great Places: Washington

A Recreational Guide to Washington's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting, and Camping

Author: John Kruse

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781932098693

Category: Travel

Page: 489

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A recreational guide to Washington's public lands and historic places for birding, hiking, photography, fishing, hunting, and camping.

The Backcountry Handbook

An Illustrated Guide to the Techniques and Joys of the Wilderness Experience

Author: Mother Earth News Editors

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 192

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An A+ Alaskan Adventure

Author: Darlene J. Dunevant

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595229913

Category: Travel

Page: 112

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This journal is about my summer at Denali National Park. Its the daily adventures of my working vacation in the "Land of the Midnight Sun".

The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing

Author: Jason Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101222816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The essential stock market guide, now updated with even more timely and necessary information Now in its fifth edition, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing has established itself as a clear, concise, and highly effective approach to stocks and investment strategy. Rooted in the principles that made it invaluable from the start, this completely revised and updated edition of The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing shares a wealth of information, including: •What has changed and what remains timeless as the economy recovers from the subprime crash •All-new insights from deep historical research showing which measurements best identify winning stocks •A rock-solid value averaging plan that grows 3 percent per quarter, regardless of the economic climate •An exclusive conversation with legendary Legg Mason portfolio manager Bill Miller, revealing what he learned from the crash and recovery •Thoroughly updated resources emphasizing online tools, the latest stock screeners, and analytical sites that best navigated recent trends Accessible and intelligent, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing is what every investor needs to keep pace in the current market.