Survival Tips

Survival Tips : 150 Essential Life-saving Skills

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Exploring some of the world's more remote regions can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but should things go wrong, would you know what to do? Do you possess the basics skills and, above all the determination and will to survive? With a total of 150 expert survival tips, Survival Tips gives you the basic skills to keep going in any situation, and reach safety. Tips range from using an ice axe and sheltering from the wind, to finding fresh water and building a protective shelter.
Survival Tips is an easy-to-use handbook of professional survival skills. It teaches survival fundamentals for every scenario and every environment, from the sub-zero landscape of the Arctic to the scorching suns of the tropics. In clear and practical terms, the book explains how to preserve life with minimal external aids and stay safe. Topics covered include: how to make hunting weapons, identifying edible plants, survival psychology, evasion techniques, celestial navigation, surviving at sea, constructing shelters, hunting and trapping techniques, making fire, improvised cooking vessels, improvising weapons, endurance techniques and finding underground water. The book also explores traditionally less well-covered but equally essential aspects of survival such as natural remedies for common diseases, rope handling and climbing methods and unarmed combat.
Illustrated with more than 100 black-and-white illustrations, Survival Tips provides the reader with a single source of invaluable survival information.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 125 x 167 x 24mm | 544g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 artworks and photos; 300 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782749799
  • 9781782749790
  • 1,161,476

Table of contents


1. Preparation and Equipment
Includes: selecting the right fabrics and clothing for the environment; the layering principle of clothing; selection and care of boots; packing a comprehensive first-aid kit; selecting sleeping bags; packing a rucksack; recommended contents of a survival tin; knives and utility tools

2. Sustaining Life
Includes: underground water sources; animals, plants and terrain as indicators of water; purifying water; making water-storage vessels; constructing solar stills and transpiration bags; conserving the body's water. Includes: rules for identifying edible plants; applying the universal edibility test; common edible wilderness plants; fungi as a source of food; storing plant foodstuffs; recognising early symptoms of poisoning

3. Surviving in Mountainous Regions
Includes: required kit for mountain survival; proper use of an ice axe; applications of walking and climbing ropes

4. Surviving in the Desert
Includes: treating heatstroke and dehydration; special measures for conserving water; finding water in dried-up riverbeds; insect nutrition in the desert; adapting clothing for extreme heat and sunshine; making desert shelters

5. Surviving in Polar Regions
Includes: constructing igloos and snow shelters; arctic foods; understanding, preventing and treating hypothermia; frostbite and trench foot; fire-making materials available in sub-zero climates; ice fishing; surviving a fall through ice

6. Survival at Sea
Includes: selection and care of flotation devices; attracting attention at sea; correct procedure for abandoning ship; indicators of land; making a landing; distilling sea water; dealing with sharks and other dangerous marine life; winds and ocean navigation

7. Tropical Survival
Includes: identifying dangerous tropical animals; special requirements for jungle shelters; finding safe water supplies; types of tropical environment; treating insect bites and stings; treating common tropical illnesses

8. Navigation and Signalling
Includes: preparing an area for helicopter rescue; what to do in case of vehicle breakdown in a remote area; signalling for help; delegating rescue responsibilities between a team; radio maydays; morse code

9. Survival First Aid
Includes: assessing the body's vital signs using the ABC technique; delivering CPR; assessing levels of consciousness; treating common minor injuries, including bruises, rope burns and cuts; wound hygiene; stabilising broken bones

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About Clive Johnson

Following a lengthy career in management consultancy, Clive Johnson now practices as a coach, consultant and trainer. With Jackie Keddy, he is co-founder of the International Conflict Management Forum and The Janus Partnership, a consultancy and training organization exclusively dedicated to workplace conflict management. He regularly speaks and writes on conflict topics.
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