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Complete Survival Manual (Hard Cover) (edition 2009)

by Michael S. Sweeney (Author)

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Title:Complete Survival Manual (Hard Cover)
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Info:National Geographic Society (2009), 368 pages
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Complete Survival Manual: Expert Tips From Four World-Renowned Organizations Plus Survival Stories of National Geographic Explorers by Michael S. Sweeney

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The Complete Survival Manual is a collection of techniques and skills necessary to Survive in the Wild. Printed by National Geographic, this book is displayed in beautiful technicolor. As in the previous books on this subject that I have read, this book begins by emphasizing preparedness. If you are prepared for something to happen, it won’t surprise you, and if you are not surprised, then you are less likely to die out in the wild. Having the right mindset is paramount as well.

The book divides the techniques by region. Take going to sea for example. You should know where you are going, and how to identify edible fish and so on. It is also essential to secure a source of potable water. Throughout the book are stories of survival against all odds. These narrative accounts are really inspiring and interesting. It even contains information on how to prepare for Natural Disasters. Say a Tornado is bearing down on your house. Well, in that case, it would probably be too late to read this book, but there is a section on what to do. ( )
  Floyd3345 | Jun 15, 2019 |
Field guides aren't exactly page turners, but I rate this one highly for two reasons. First, it's especially concise and practical. It would be worthy as the one book to grab for any unknown scenario. Second, the personal stories at the end of each chapter are engaging and bring a realism to all the practical know how. ( )
  jpsnow | Dec 14, 2016 |
I originally read this book to enhance my knowledge of survival techniques that were implemented by famous mountaineers and explorers, specifically Shackleton. There were quite a few helpful hints about survival in the elements, and interesting first hand accounts of different explorers and adventurers. The only point of contention I must address is the lack of flow in the work. There are certain chapters and sections that feel disjointed. Other than that, a truly interesting read that is worth perusal. ( )
  skane86 | Nov 29, 2012 |
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Provides survival information from the American Red Cross, U.S. Army, Boy Scouts of America, and the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Covers preparation, shelter, food, water, fire, navigation, signaling, hazards and first aid in various environments.

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