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Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need

By John D. McCann

Stay Alive

Having a survival kit is not enough - You must know what to do with it! An emergency can arise at anytime, and everyone from the average commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can benefit from knowing basic survival skills. Armed with the techniques in Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need, you will be prepared to survive.

Building on the essentials presented in his first book, Build the Perfect Survival Kit, author John D. McCann details the survival mentality required to survive common emergencies, then goes on to explain the component skill categories that you must execute to stay alive, including:

· Survival Kits · Shelter · Navigating your way back to safety · Knives & Tools · Water Collection & Purification · Food · Fire & Light · Signaling for help · First Aid

With more than 250 pages, 300 full-color photos, and a Foreword by Dave Canterbury (owner of the Pathfinder School and Co-Host of Discovery Channel's Dual Survival), Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need provides clear, detailed solutions for surviving emergencies during adventure, sport and travel.

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23102 - Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need - $22.00
23104 - Both - Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need & Build the Perfect Survival Kit - 2nd Edition - $38.00

Build The Perfect Survival Kit

Build the Perfect Survival Kit - 2nd Edition

By John D. McCann

John D. McCann, is the author of the first book ever written exclusively on building survival kits. It was published by Krause Publication (now KP Books), April, 2005. It was so successful that the publisher asked that he do a 2nd, Expanded and Revised Edition. Well here it is; Revised and Expanded, with a new Forward by Christopher Nyerges. With major additions to the components section and new chapters on Cookware & Stoves, Modifying Your Gear, Everyday Carry & Get-Home Bags, and Evacuation Kits & Bug-Out Bags. The 2nd Edition is 30% larger than the original.

An emergency can arise at anytime. Now everyone from the average commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can benefit from a survival kit. Each kit is described with a list of components, a picture of the finished product, and a discussion of each component and its value.

The book advocates careful planning and building a personalized kit specifically tailored to each outing or possible emergency. Readers will learn about the nine component categories: Fire & Light, Signaling, Navigation, Water & Food, Shelter & Protection, Knives & Tools, Multi-purpose Items, and Miscellaneous Items.

Armed with the kit-building techniques found in this book, You Will Be Prepared To Survive!

Softcover, 256 Pages with over 375 photos.

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23101 - Build the Perfect Survival Kit - 2nd Edition - $18.00
23104 - Both - Build the Perfect Survival Kit - 2nd Edition & Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need - $38.00

How To Survive Anywhere

How To Survive Anywhere

By Christopher Nyerges

This unique book addresses the basic survival skills needed to keep you alive and healthy in the woods, suburbs, and city. Each chapter focuses on a primary area of concern - water, fire, food, shelter, clothing, tools, and weapons - describing in detail practices applicable to all environments. This one-of-a-kind guide provides real solutions to life-threatening situations caused by natural or man-made disasters, as well as the challenges encountered by anyone who wants to live more independently from modern systems, for a few days or a life time. 288 pages, 183 B&W photos. Size: 8.25" x 5.5".

23110 - How To Survive Anywhere - $18.00

Outdoor Survival Skills

Outdoor Survival Skills

By Larry Dean Olsen

Outdoor Survival Skills was one of the first modern books published on wilderness survival with primitive skills. Larry Olsen has inspired thousands of people to reconnect with the past through these skills. The book covers all the basics: shelter, fire, water, plants for food and medicine, hunting, working with stone and bone, bow and arrow, atlatl and dart, cordage, weaving, rawhide and tanning. Thirty years after it was first published, Outdoor Survival Skills is still one of the best texts on the subject. 9" x 6" and 254 pages. Both B&W and color photos.

23107 - Outdoor Survival Skills - $16.50

Naked into the Wilderness - 1 Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills

Naked into the Wilderness - 1
Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills

By John & Geri McPherson

If you are wanting to learn the everyday skills that are required to live for an extended period in the wilderness, this is the book for you. With over 700 photos in 408 pages, Naked into the Wilderness is truly a training guide for real primitive living skills. This book was written for the express purpose of teaching the audience "how-to" accomplish the task at hand. The authors know of what they write. This is not a compilation of other author's works nor a rehashing and perpetuation of myths. The McPhersons not only know their stuff but also how to present it.

23108 - Naked Into the Wilderness - 1 - $24.00

 Naked into the Wilderness - 2  Primitive Wilderness Skills, Applied & Advanced

Naked into the Wilderness - 2
Primitive Wilderness Skills, Applied & Advanced

By John & Geri McPherson

This book is a follow-up to the first book (see above), Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills. It is just what the title suggests, primitive skills and "how-to" apply them. An instructional book that goes beyond the first book with some firsts, some only's and lots of common sense. Hair-on brain tanning, making a dugout canoe, flintknapping, lighting, bone needles, ax hafting, quickie bows, water containers, making moccasins, and much, much more.

23112 - Naked Into the Wilderness - 2 - $24.00

 98.6 - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive

98.6 - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive

By Cody Lundin

This book is a nonstop thrill ride, jam-packed with common sense modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. Author, Cody Lundin, founder and director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School, shares his own brand or wilderness wisdom based on the unique principle of keeping the body's core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees. Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks, and without water for several days. But if the body's core temperature dips much below or above 98.6 degrees, a person can literally die within hours. Together with illustrations and creative writing, this book is not only informative, but entertaining as well.

23106 - 98.6 - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive - $16.00

 Desert Survival Skills

Desert Survival Skills

By David Alloway

In simple, friendly language, enlivened with humor and stories from his own extensive experience, David Alloway offers a practical, comprehensive handbook for both short-term and long-term survival in the Chihuahuan and other North American deserts. The topics include Priorities of Desert Survival, survival kits, water, fire, shelter, aiding rescuers, expedient vehicle repairs and uses, plant resources, animal resources, expedient tools and weapons, weather hazards, desert hazards, first aid, sanitation, traveling and way-finding, and more. Desert Survival Skills is chock full with tips on staying alive. Alloway blends memorable tales with useful scientific facts.

23109 - Desert Survival Skills - $24.95

Bushcraft 101

A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

By Dave Canterbury

Bushcraft 101


The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry! Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on: Choosing the right items for your kit, Manufacturing needed tools and supplies, Collecting and cooking food, and Protecting yourself from the elements.

23608 - Bushcraft 101- $16.00

The Universal Tool Kit

The Universal Tool Kit

Out of Africa to Native California

ByPaul Douglas Campbell

The Universal Tool Kit refers to taking a rock and turning it into a tool. Some of you may think this is not a very interesting subject, but believe me, it's an incredible insightful look at how ancient man survived. This is not the theoretical charts and arrows and categorization you might get in an anthropology class. Campbell brings it alive, and makes it relevant. Campbell thoroughly investigates his subject matter and gives us a review of stone tools in primitive cultures around the world, and how extreme simplicity was the name of the game. This is not a book about fancy flint-knapping. Rather, this is a book that describes Campbell's personal research and experimentation in making quick and simple stone tools, and how he went about using those tools to make bows, atlatls, and other necessary products. It seems that too many people have made all the basic survival skills all so complicated.  If you really want to get simple and get basic, then get this book. A stone is the ultimate survival tool, and when you're done reading this book, you'll agree with Campbell that you really don't need the stone, per se. The greatest skill is your knowledge, and your ability to transform natural resources into the tools of everyday life and survival. Campbell gives you a thorough background in the subject in a readable way. You'll know far more than the average anthropologist after reading this. He describes how to make a one-day willow bow, atlatls and spears, flakers, and more. Fully illustrated with hundreds of photos and drawings, this is the book you will want when you do the research that matters. Top quality 6-1/4" x 9-3/8" hard cover, 316 pages.

23114 - The Universal Tool Kit - $22.00

 Wilderness Survival - 2nd Edition

Wilderness Survival - 2nd Edition

By Gregory J. Davenport

With concise explanations and detailed illustrations, survival expert Gregory Davenport covers the five basic elements of survival, personal protection, signaling, finding food and water, travel, and health. It also includes complete information on how to stay calm and alive until rescue arrives. Completely updated with information on keeping yourself safe and healthy in the wilderness. A comprehensive, well organized, and use-friendly guide to staying alive in the back country. Measures 8-1/4" x 5-1/2" with 291 pages

23111 - Wilderness Survival - $19.95



This Emergency Survival Pocket Guide is ideal for a survival kit. It provides quick information for outdoor safety and survival to include Preparing for an emergency, essentials, a survival kit and first aid kit. A section on Surviving in the Wilderness includes general survival procedures, evacuation plans, signaling, procuring water, being lost, navigation, shelter, fire, procuring food and special climates. It also includes a large section on first aid. Measures 4" x 6" x 1/8" thick.

23103 - Emergency Survival Pocket Guide - $3.50