Survival Techniques takes you through all the things you need to know about surviving disasters and staying alive in the wild, such as where to find water in the desert; how to build shelters from locally available materials that will keep out the wind and rain but will also be ventilated; what plants are safe to eat and what are deadly poisonous; and what animals will pose a threat in survival situations. In addition to the informative text, Survival Techniques is packed with 150 line diagrams that provide a step-by-step guide to mastering survival situations. Surviving in the wilderness is one thing, but the ultimate aim is to get back to civilisation, and so Survival Techniques contains valuable chapters on navigation techniques and when and how to travel through hostile terrain. Alongside chapters on wilderness first aid, making tools and preserving food in the wild, Survival Techniques also has sections that deal with surviving natural disasters. This book is mandatory reading for those wishing to survive all that nature can throw at them.
Alexander Stilwell is an experienced writer and editor who has worked for several leading publishers, primarily in the fields of military history, politics and international affairs. He has also worked for Jane's Information Group and is the author of several books. He served for six years in the British Territorial Army.
Chapter One: Deserts Personal clothing Navigation Finding food Finding water Making fire Building shelters Chapter Two: Seas Personal clothing Navigation Finding food Finding water Chapter Three: Arctic Personal clothing Navigation Finding food Finding water Making fire Building shelters Chapter Four: Mountains Personal clothing Navigation Finding food Finding water Making fire Building shelters Chapter Five: Jungle Personal clothing Navigation Finding food Finding water Making fire Building shelters Chapter Six: First Aid Everything the survivor needs to know about staying healthy, from mending broken bones to performing surgery. Chapter Seven: Knots Rope craft and knots are essential to staying alive in the wild. Chapter Eight: Tools Making knives, cutlery and other items from available materials. Chapter Nine: Natural Disasters What to do when the forces of nature go out of control Forest fires Floods Stranded in the mountains Caught in a drought