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The Adventurer's Guide to the Outdoors: 100 Essential Skills for Surviving in the Wild Hardcover – 2 Apr 2013

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  • Hardcover: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Universe Publishing; 01 edition (2 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789324776
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789324771
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,128,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I only chose four stars because its more international than I thought so if you need to survive
brown bear, alligator attacks then buy this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get your kids outdoors--and prepared to enjoy the adventure! 16 April 2013
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As a father and scout leader, sharing the opportunity to learn about the outdoors with my children is a great experience. How better to teach the next generation an appreciation for nature, and to become self-reliant in all aspects of life? This book is a wonderful resource for such endeavors. In a world with an increased dependence on technological gadgets like GPS and virtual entertainment like Wii, this book helps reintroduce children and their families to "real experiences" in the outdoors and to learn practical skills necessary to enjoy their time there. It covers 100 skills in a manner that beginners can understand: navigation, hunting, fishing, shelter building; how to build a raft; how build a fire; woodland/desert/alpine/winter survival; how to collect and purify water; first aid; even how to survive a bear attack! Highly recommended (though not getting attacked by a bear)!
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4.0 out of 5 stars This seems like a good basic straight ahead book for learning about ... 22 Sept. 2014
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This seems like a good basic straight ahead book for learning about survival skills out in the wilderness, with some good informations & tips on recognizing certain plants, finding water, and getting your compass bearings, using the sun
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent guide 18 Dec. 2013
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hardcover, thorough book - will enjoy sharing it with my tween girls - everyone should have this knowledge, good reference
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 11 Nov. 2014
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Terrific and useful book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not So Good 30 Oct. 2013
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I am an outdoors guy. I work for an outdoor retailer (over 20 years). In reading through this book I realized several things. This book is written for a British audience. Americans camp differently than the Brits and I am not sure it translates well. Same language but different skill sets. So this might be OK across the pond but I would only use it as a reference on this side of the Atlantic. There are many examples but the thing that got me really going was the advice for buying shoes or boots. On page 19 they flat out rule out sandals of any type. Interesting, because I know people who have hiked the Appalachian Trail barefoot and in sandals. Strike one. Then also on page 19 and I quote "Before you buy shoes, ask the following: 1)How waterproof are they." OK they are waterproof or they are not. There is no in between or degrees. None. Strike 2. "Spend as much money as you can afford on your shoes..." Strike 3. Price is not always a measure of quality in things like boots. Proper fit would be much more important than buying for a higher price.
Another problem I had was the admonishment against wearing shorts (What Not To Wear, P.18). Are you kidding me??????????? I have hiked thousands of miles in my life and I would bet that 99.9% of the time I was in shorts, sometimes in winter.
There are some salient points in this book but unless you are experienced it will be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
My overall recommendation is to buy another book.
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