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There are survival guides for everything from bushwhacking to getting through your menopause, with several to choose from to boot. But there's nothing that tells you how to cope with everyday life and everyday things. Most of us know exactly how to work a computer, we can download personalized ringtones on our snazzy mobile phones and search the Net for any conceivable thing. But do we know what to do if we're suddenly faced with a load of washing and we don't want the whites turning a lighter shade of pale, or want a soft boiled egg just like Mom used to make them, or have to move home on the smallest of budgets so it has to be a DIY affair, or have to change the wheel in the middle of nowhere with no help in sight? This title tells you everything you ever need to know to make it on your own - from finding the perfect pot for your kitchen to making the best omelette ever to dealing with a cold sore and fitting a new plug to your kettle after fixing yourself the perfect Martini.
The ultimate survival guide from the world's leading survival expert. Nobody knows survival like Bear Grylls. There is a barely a terrain he hasn't conquered or an extreme environment he hasn't experienced. Over the years - from his time in 21 SAS, through to his extraordinary expeditions climbing (and paragliding over) Everest, travelling through the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage, crossing the world's oceans and taking part in expeditions to the toughest corners of each of the seven continents - Bear has accumulated an astonishing wealth of survival knowledge. Now, for the first time, he is putting all his expertise into one book. How To Stay Alive will teach you: - How to survive a bear attack - How to fly a plane in an emergency - How to make fire from virtually nothing - How to drive off-road - How to navigate using the stars - How to administer first-aid - How to escape a burning building - How to survive the most extreme conditions And dozens of other essential skills to survive the modern world.
The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. Be prepared!
__________ If you live on planet Earth, you're probably scared about the future. Terrorism, complicated international relations, global warming, and a raft of other issues make it hard not to be. Watching the news you have to wonder: is it safe to go out there or not? In The Day It Finally Happens, Mike Pearl games out many of the 'could it really happen?' scenarios we've all speculated about, assigning a probability rating, and taking us through how it would unfold. He explores what would likely occur in dozens of possible scenarios - the final failure of antibiotics, the loss of the world's marine life, the abolition of the British monarchy, and even the arrival of aliens - and reports back from the future, providing a clear picture on how the world would look, feel, and even smell in each of these instances. Hilarious, enlightening, and terrifying, this book makes science accessible and is a unique form of existential therapy, offering practical answers to some of our most worrisome questions. Thankfully, the odds of humanity pulling through look pretty good. __________ For fans of such bestsellers as What If?,The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook and The Uninhabitable Earth, as well as Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell, this is a book about future events that we don't really understand and getting to know them in close detail. Entertaining speculation featuring both authoritative research and a bit of mischief: a look at how humanity is likely to weather such happenings as the day nuclear war occurs, the day the global internet goes down, the day we run out of effective antibiotics, and the day immortality is achieved.
Daar is oorlewingsgidse vir enigiets van kampeer tot hoe om jou menopouse te hanteer, en op die koop toe verskeie om van te kies. Maar daar is niks wat jou vertel hoe om elke dag en alledaagse situasies te hanteer nie. Die meeste van ons kom uitstekende met rekenaars reg, ons kan persoonlike luitone vir ons moderne selfone aflaai en die Net deursoek vir enige denkbare inligting. Maar weet ons wat om te doen as ons skielik 'n hoop wasgoed in die gesig staar en nie die witgoed 'n subtiele kleurverandering wil laat ondergaan nie, of 'n saggekookte eier wil he soos Ma dit gemaak het, of moet verhuis met die kleinste begroting denkbaar, wat dit in 'n doen-dit-selfprojek omskep, of in die middle van nerens sonder enige hulp in sig 'n wiel moet omruil? Hierdie titel vertel jou alles wat jy moet weet om op jou eie te oorleef - van hoe om die beste kastrol vir jou kombuis te kies tot hoe om die beste omelet ooit te maak, tot hoe om 'n koorsblaar in die kiem te smoor en 'n nuwe prop aan jou ketel te sit nadat jy vir jouself die perfekte Martini geskink het.
Discover how the Scout movement grew from an experimental adventure camp on Brownsea Island, led by Lord Baden-Powell, to a global phenomenon that equips young people with skills for life. With previously unpublished photographs and fascinating stories from the official archive, this book celebrates the history and achievements of this unique organisation. Discover how many Scouts have been into space, learn how the Scouts helped the war effort and how Scouts are changing the world today. With a foreword by Bear Grylls, Chief Ambassador to World Scouting, this is the ultimate book for boy and girl Scouts of all ages.
A simple rope can be a lifesaver in a survival situation. Knowing how to use a rope and make effective knots will help you in an amazing variety of ways, from constructing shelters and creating weapons, to fishing and hunting. Most importantly, ropes and knots act as lifelines in dangerous environments, such as when crossing a fast-flowing river or scaling a mountainside. The SAS and Elite Forces Guide to Using Ropes and Knots draws on the skills of the world's best soldiers to teach you how to use these essential tools in the wilderness. Tried and tested techniques used by the world's special forces give you expert advice on issues such as how to take care of ropes; the most useful knots to use in a survival situation; how to make your own ropes out of animal tendons or plants; how to use your rope effectively when climbing; and how to lash together a log raft or a shelter. Including more than 300 illustrations, this guide is easy to understand, packed with expert advice and essential for anyone who wants to know the difference between a reef knot or complex slip knot, and how to make a simple clove hitch, alpine butterfly knot and many more. About the Author 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.
What is the connection between crawling through a jungle and your `to do' list? What can ejecting out of a stealth bomber teach you about the importance of thinking the worst? What can surviving in extreme situations teach us about surviving everyday life? John Hudson, Chief Survival Instructor to the British Military, knows what it takes to survive. Combining first-hand experience with 20 years of studying the choices people have made under the most extreme pressure, How to Survive is a lifetime's worth of wisdom about how to apply the principles of survival to everyday life. The cornerstone of military survival (surviving anything) is understanding the relationship between effort, hope and goals - a mindset that can be transposed anytime, anywhere. In How to Survive you will learn how this template for survival can be applied to any situation in your everyday life. Through gripping first-hand accounts of near disaster and survival stories from across the extreme world you will learn that by following these principles you can develop the mindset that will allow you to make better decisions under pressure, which are as equally applicable to first dates and presentations as to climbing Everest and getting lost at sea.
THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER for anyone who thinks they'd survive the world's most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do. ----------------------------- First issued to British airmen in the 1950s the beautifully illustrated Air Ministry Survival Guide provides invaluable practical tips and instruction on how to keep calm and carry on in any hostile environment. Whether you're lost in the desert, arctic, jungle, or adrift on the open ocean, you'll be better off armed with sensible advice on how to: - Build a structurally sound igloo - Pull faces to prevent frostbite (and when to expect bits to fall off should you fail) - Fashion a mask to prevent snowblindness - Make a hat out of seat cushions - Behave in the event of meeting hostile locals - Stay safe from poisonous reptiles and insects - Use a 'fire thong' - Punch man-eating sharks (which are cowards)
'Beautifully written... I promise you will feel more in tune with the world around after reading only one chapter of Wild Signs and Star Paths, let alone the book in its entirety' - Royal Institute of Navigation 'A beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way' - Observer Tristan Gooley, author of the internationally bestselling How To Read Water and The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs, shows how it is possible to achieve a level of outdoors awareness that will enable you to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language - instantly. Although once common, this now rare awareness would be labelled by many as a 'sixth sense'. We have become so distanced from this way of experiencing our environment that it may initially seem hard to believe that it is possible, but Tristan Gooley uses a collection of 'keys' to show how everyone can develop this ability and enjoy the outdoors in an exciting way - one that is both new and ancient.
What doesn't kill you makes you ... stronger? A poignant and gripping story about the power of fear, the resilience of love and the magic of food - from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.
"Gripping, with an incredible twist that you simply won't see coming" - Louise O'Neill
"This tale of friendship, betrayal, love, loss, revenge and obsession, written by a master storyteller, is quite literally unputdownable" - Donal Ryan, Booker Prize shortlisted author
Jake McCormack is the villain of Clanfedden. He's just killed a boy - deliberately run him over with his truck, on the bridge, in front of everyone. And he knows he'll get away with it.
Luca, 14, is the new boy in town. He's looking for a fresh start after a terrible thing that happened at his old school. Clanfedden is a small forgotten town, but Luca and his mum are going to give it a go. They're opening an exciting restaurant, and Allie Redmond is coming to work there. Allie is honest and kind and Luca knows they're going to be friends.
Allie has lived in Clanfedden all her life and these should be happy days - Luca is the best thing to have happened in years. But she's haunted by shadows of her own, and more than anyone she knows the danger of Jake McCormack. She needs to warn Luca. She needs to prevent disaster. At least she needs to try...
Vintage Voyages: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind Touching the Void is the heart-stopping account of Joe Simpson's terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1995. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.
After riding a stagecoach in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show at Madison Square Garden in 1910, Princeton student Irving H. "Larry" Larom was determined to live a life in the West. Later that year, Larom made the first of four summer trips to Wyoming, where he was a guest at Jim McLaughlin's Valley Ranch, nestled in a scenic valley in the upper South Fork of the Shoshone River. Larom became so enamored of the magnificent wilderness environment and the prospects of becoming a dude rancher that he abandoned his life as a New York socialite. Partnering with Brooks Brothers heir and Yale student Winthrop Brooks, he purchased Valley Ranch in 1915.
A welcome study of early dude ranch development, "Dude Ranching in Yellowstone Country" preserves the history of an important Wyoming ranch and the man who built it. W. Hudson Kensel recounts the life of Larom, whose East Coast connections to financial resources and wealthy guests enabled him to transform McLaughlin's small homestead into a major tourist destination and prep school on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. The purchase of Valley Ranch coincided with the opening of Yellowstone to automobile traffic and the onset of World War I. Valley Ranch benefited as western parks and dude ranches became destinations for weary city dwellers and travelers looking for a vacation alternative to war-torn Europe. Besides making the ranch a success, Larom became a civic leader in Cody, Wyoming, a nationally recognized conservationist, and a founder and longtime president of the Dude Ranchers Association.
Kensel draws on Larom's papers, local and national newspaper coverage, records of the ranch's prep school, and memories of the citizens and pioneers of northwestern Wyoming to flesh out the story of Valley Ranch as a local and national institution with important influences on conservation, youth education, and the development of western tourism.
For anyone who enjoys walking, mountaineering, canoeing, skiing, sailing or mountain biking, it is important to have a sound grasp of key techniques for maintaining a route under any possible condition, day or night, fog or snow. This compact, easy-to-use handbook provides clear advice on navigation methods, both for a fully equipped journey and in emergency situations. Beginning with such navigation fundamentals as understanding maps, how to use a compass and GPS, How to Track and Navigate goes on to teach how to navigate without a map or compass, reading the sun and stars, navigating in extreme weather conditions, marking trails and signalling. Apart from following a route, the book looks at following a person or animal, teaching how to track and trail. Every procedure is demonstrated in step-by-step diagrams that clearly outline what to do and what not to do in order to bring you safely to your destination.
THE MULTIMILLION COPY BESTSELLER THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SURVIVING ANYWHERE The Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide is the pocket companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared on land or sea. SAS legend John `Lofty' Wiseman's unrivalled guide will teach you: Preparation - Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit. Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain. Food and Health - Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease. Safety and Security - Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others. Disaster Survival - Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.
Includes a length of cord for knot-tying practice.
Surviving in the world's most hostile natural environments depends mainly on knowledge. Personal grit and courage count for a lot, but if a person does not know how to find food and water, make shelter, light fires, and apply basic first-aid, amongst many other skills, his or her chances of survival can be slim. How to Survive Anything Anywhere is the complete single-volume 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 without any external aid, and reach safety. Topics covered include: how to make hunting weapons, identifying edible plants, survival psychology, celestial navigation, surviving at sea, constructing shelters, hunting and trapping techniques, making and sustaining fire, improvised cooking vessels, 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, unarmed combat, and customs to follow in foreign countries. Furthermore, an entire section is dedicated to the peculiarities of urban survival, dealing with relevant everyday issues ranging from being safe on public transport to surviving terrorist attacks. Heavily illustrated throughout with more than 500 line artworks and diagrams, How to Survive Anything Anywhere gives the reader practical measures of survival which are easy to memorise and apply: it is a vital single source of invaluable survival information.
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.
What do you do if your aircraft ditches in the sea? Or your building is on fire? Or you are the victim of a terrorist attack? Would you make the right decision to save yourself and the lives of others? How to Survive a Disaster is a complete handbook to any crisis that may suddenly arise, from food or water shortages, to natural disasters, to plane crashes and hostage situations. A crisis might last a few hours, days, or even years - with this book you can be ready for any eventuality. With tips and techniques from survival experts, the book is divided into two main sections. The first four chapters deal with learning how to prepare yourself best for disaster. These chapters cover mental strength, physical strength, first aid skills and useful equipment and how to use it, so that if you find yourself in a crisis, you're ready. The second section of the book deals with different crisis situations you may face, such as harsh climates and terrains, natural disasters such as floods and forest fires, manmade disasters such as plane crashes and power failures, and terrorist attacks and/or hostage situations. In each chapter scenarios are explored and expert tips given, both on what to do in the moments and hours after disaster has struck, but also in the weeks and months that follow. With more than 300 easy-to-follow artworks and handy pull-out lists of key information, How to Survive a Disaster is the definitive crisis survival guide for anyone wanting to be ready for anything - it could literally save your life.
A concise guide to coping with any medical emergency?while at sea
Accidents that happen aboard a boat occur miles from professional medical help. First Aid Companion is a life-saving guide for dealing with any onboard medical emergency?including drowning, hypothermia, head injuries, heatstroke, fractures, and burns. Offering clear, step-by-step treatments that anyone can follow, this practical guide will vastly improve any victim's chances of survival.Includes treatment for seasickness, immersion, external bleeding, chest pains, and seizures
As vital as a first aid kit, this practical, splash-resistant guide will allow anyone onboard to take control of even the most serious medical emergency that occurs while at sea.
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