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.

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.


30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog

The Loved Dog Method

Author: Tamar Geller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439177708

Category: Pets

Page: 416

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From Oprah’s dog trainer and the New York Times bestselling author of The Loved Dog—a groundbreaking thirty-day plan for coaching dogs of all ages to become housebroken, happy, and well behaved within one month. Long known as a dog coach to the stars—her clients include Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Owen Wilson, Natalie Portman, and Larry King—Tamar Geller changed the way Americans relate to their dogs with her bestselling book The Loved Dog. Her approach is simple and down-to-earth. Instead of utilizing the negative and often painful feedback of physical dominance, choke chains, and prong collars, Tamar recommends love, play, and mutual respect as the keys to a happy home for dog and human alike. Now, Tamar makes her Loved Dog™ Method accessible for everyone with this day-by-day guide that will lead you through the first thirty days with your new dog—or help you make a fresh start with your current dog. Drawing on her studies of wolves in the wild and basing her method on the principles of child development, Tamar uses an "instincts versus choice" approach that satisfies a dog’s Seven Basic Needs and will result in a pet with good manners. 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog covers every question commonly asked by people embarking on the momentous journey of dog ownership: why it’s important to choose the appropriate dog for you and your lifestyle, what you can expect from a puppy versus an adult dog, how to introduce your new dog to your home, and how to respond when things don’t go according to plan. Tamar guides you every step of the way, from addressing undesired behaviors in your dog to crate and paper training him to introducing him to other dogs and helping him become relaxed with strangers. Included are important but often overlooked tips about the use of words and body language to communicate, the power of play, and the amazing value of teaching your dog some lighthearted pet tricks. Along the way, Tamar debunks myths in need of debunking: that dogs are frequently "alpha" by nature and need to be dominated; that discipline is the key to dog training, and that "success" only means getting your dog to do what you want. Instead, she shows how to align your dog's wishes with your own to create a rich and enduring relationship that works wonderfully for you both. Gentle, firm, and effective, 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog will build your relationship with your dog to make every new day together a day of love, joy, and discovery.

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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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.

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".


In die Wildnis

Allein nach Alaska

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492957773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen.– Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.

Destiny

Author: Alex Archer

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 155254494X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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An ancient order tied to the Vatican... A blood fortune buried in the caves of France... A conspiracy of power, greed and darkest evil... Archaeologist and explorer Annja Creed's fascination with the myths and mysteries of the past leads her to a crypt in the caves of France, where the terrifying legend of the Beast of Gevaudan hints at the unimaginable. What she discovers is shattering: an artifact that will seal her destiny; a brotherhood of monks willing to murder to protect their secret; and a powerful black-market occultist desperate to put his own claim to centuries-old blood money. Annja embarks on a high-tension race across Europe and history itself, intent on linking the unholy treachery of the ages with the staggering revelations of the present. But she must survive the shadow figures determined to silence her threat to their existence.

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.



House of Havoc

How to Make-And Keep-A Beautiful Home Despite Cheap Spouses, Messy Kids, and Other Difficult Roommates (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Marni Jameson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145877984X

Category:

Page: 416

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The cupboards are overflowing, the linen closet holds towels and tools, and your once tidy family room might as well come with a ringmaster. But that's called living, right? Wrong! Marni Jameson is here to prove that you can turn a hectic home into a haven - and do so without being voted off the island. With chapters such as ''Kids are Great - They Only Dismantle Your Home One Piece at a Time, '' you'll laugh as you learn whether to opt for solids or patterns; what constitutes ''indestructible flooring''; how to organize your house from top to bottom; and how to decorate so home appeal goes up and blood pressure goes down. House of Havoc is that indispensable guide for making the most of the house you have without driving everyone around you nuts.

Modern Dating: A Field Guide

Author: Chiara Atik

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373892772

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 221

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Offers advice on the challenges of modern dating, including setting up an online dating profile and sexting, and navigates individuals through dating's ups and downs with lists, infographics, stories, and checkpoints.