How to Stay Alive

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062857126

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 7704

In the spirit of the multi-million copy bestselling SAS Survival Handbook comes the ultimate survival guide for the 21st century, from world-famous adventurer and former SAS soldier Bear Grylls. For more than a decade, Bear Grylls has introduced TV viewers to the most dramatic wilderness survival situations, through his hit shows such as Man Vs. Wild. Now, with How to Stay Alive, Bear brings readers inside the wide variety of vital survival tactics he utilizes all the time, from basic everyday skills like avoiding blisters, to once-in-a-lifetime events like surviving a kidnapping. Opening with the basic survival skills—assembling your survival kit, making a fire, building a shelter—and then moving on to more specific survival events, such as escapes, dealing with harsh terrain, and medical emergencies, Grylls is a sure guide for any type of disaster situation. Along the way we learn how to: survive in a life raft; land a helicopter in an emergency; treat hypothermia and frostbite; escape from quicksand; and numerous other essential, fascinating tips. For serious outdoorspeople, weekend warriors, and even couch potatoes looking for a vicarious thrill, How to Stay Alive is an invaluable guide. Featuring numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout to accompany the text, How to Stay Alive will be the definitive outdoor survival tome for years to come.

How to Stay Alive

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation

Author: BEAR. GRYLLS

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: 9780593080535

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9317

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 his extraordinary expeditions climbing up (and solo-flying over) Everest, sailing through the famed and feared Northwest Passage, crossing the world's oceans and taking part in expeditions through the toughest conditions each of the seven continents can throw at a human -- 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 make fire - How to navigate - How to administer first-aid - How to survive a bear attack - How to drive off-road - How to fly a plane in an emergency - How to escape a burning building - How to survive in extreme conditions And 100 other essential skills to survive the modern world.

How to Stay Alive

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448127254

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 9233

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.

Living off the Country

How to Stay Alive in the Woods

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811766322

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

View: 4352

Living off the Country changes the risk of moving around in the outdoors into trouble-free times…offering take-along tips for finding free appetite fillers, thirst quenchers, weapons and warmth in all kinds of situations. In a clear and understandable way, brad Angier provides a harvest of handy, helpful hints about the necessities of life…where to look for the natural-growing supply of edible, unusual, taste-tickling plants, bushes, and fruit; make-shift but sure-fire ways to catch fish; easy ways to utensil-less cooking; building and using first to the best advantages; constructing off-beat shelters handily; best ways to conserve and use available clothing; what to do about finding your way; backwoods medicine for emergencies…and much more to satisfy man’s need to stay alive in the woods. For any kind of timber trek, pack Living Off the Country with other survival gear. Nature Magazine advises “if you’re planning any wilderness adventure, you would do well to get acquainted with the valuable information in this book.”

A Survival Guide for Life

How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062271970

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3794

From the world-famous survival expert,learn how to make everyday an unforgettable adventure Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge. . . . In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls, globally renowned adventurer and television host, shares the hard-earned wisdom he's gained in the harshest environments on earth, from the summit of Mt. Everest to the boot camps of the British Special Forces: What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential? How do you keep going when all the oddsare stacked against you? How can you motivate a team to follow youin spite of apparent risks? Filled with exclusive, never-before-told tales from Bear's globe-trekking expeditions, A Survival Guide for Life teaches every reader—no matter your age or experience—that we're all capable of living life more boldly, of achieving our most daring dreams, and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure!

How to Survive Anything

From Animal Attacks to the end of the world (and everything in between)

Author: Tim MacWelch

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681880016

Category: Reference

Page: 284

View: 449

When the tornado strikes, when the solar flares blaze, when the zombies rise . . . what are you going to do? So many possible disasters, so little time to prepare. The end could be coming any day now, and you’ve got to be ready for the everyday threats such as an earthquake or hurricane, as well as those “well I didn’t see that coming” eventualities like a meteor strike or a killer virus. This all-purpose A to Z guide lays out the survival situations we’re all likely to face . . . and a few you really probably won’t. How to Survive Anything deftly balances the survival basics that you really do need to know with the wild and crazy eventualities that you probably don’t. But, on the other hand, who do you want in your bunker? The guy who read up on coping with a total grid failure or the one who didn’t? Author Tim MacWelch lead survival classes and is th author of the bestselling Prepare for Anything Survival Manual and the Hunting and Gathering Survival Manual. He's the guy you want on you side when it all goes down, and having his book is the next best thing.

To My Sons

Lessons for the Wild Adventure Called Life

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781408016

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 4014

This humorously illustrated book is a collection of wisdom that renowned adventurer Bear Grylls wants to share with his sons about the risks, tumbles, and victories of a well-lived life. Mountain climber, world-record holder, and internationally known television personality Grylls knows a thing or two about adventure. The greatest adventure he's experienced, though, is raising his three boys. In To My Sons, Grylls shares the quotes, Scripture verses, and spiritual wisdom he has learned through the literal ups and downs of an exciting life. Featuring cartoons from well-known sketch artist Charlie Mackesy, this book is a poignant primer for boys and men of all ages.

SEAL Survival Guide

A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster

Author: Cade Courtley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451690290

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 344

View: 4071

A former Navy SEAL provides step-by-step instructions in preparing oneself to survive any disaster, from earthquakes and shipwrecks to terrorist attacks, viral pandemics, and nuclear attack.

SAS Survival Guide 2E (Collins Gem)

For any climate, for any situation

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061992860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 1059

Includes new case studies and survival scenarios The experts' survival techniques, based on John 'Lofty' Wiseman's 26 years in the SAS Practical, easy-to-follow advice with diagrams and color illustrations *Visit the Apple iTunes store to be fully equipped with the SAS Survival Guide iPhone App.

How to Stay Alive

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation

Author: BEAR. GRYLLS GRYLLS (BEAR.)

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 9780552168793

Category:

Page: 320

View: 8717

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 Digested Read

Author: John Crace

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 9781571431592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 6313

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.

The Zombie Survival Guide

Complete Protection from the Living Dead

Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1400049628

Category: Humor

Page: 254

View: 2742

An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Extreme Food

What to Eat When Your Life Depends on It

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062416766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 9512

In the tradition of the million-copy-bestseller SAS Survival Guide, former SAS paratrooper Bear Grylls—the world’s most famous survival expert—teaches the necessary skills for eating in the wild. “There’s no getting away from it; I’ve eaten some pretty extreme things in my time—live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung, you name it. In a situation when your life depends on it, you need to put your prejudices aside to keep your stomach filled and your strength up. Whether it’s mastering the art of foraging and cooking up a tasty feast around the campfire or learning about the more extreme end of wild food (ever tried a scorpion kebab?), there’s a lot to learn when it comes to dinner time in the wild. Extreme Food will teach you all the necessary skills and techniques to get your teeth into meals you might never have thought of as food in the first place—and, crucially, how to recognize plants and animals that might end up doing you more harm than good. In today’s world, we rarely need to venture beyond the local supermarket and we turn our noses up at the thought of snacking on bugs and grubs. But out in the wild, Mother Nature has provided us with a plentiful supply of nutritious—if not always delicious—food for the taking. And when needs must, we just have to know where to look. Some of it might take you out of your comfort zone. Some of it might turn your stomach. But it’s saved my life more than once. And one day, it might save yours . . .”—BEAR GRYLLS

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl

On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life

Author: Christina De Witte

Publisher: Running Press Kids

ISBN: 076249042X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 2324

Addressing the struggles of young girls everywhere, this hilariously relatable comic guide to life provides real advice and encourages a new generation of teen girls to find confidence and embrace individuality. With friends, love, social media, body image, and more--navigating young adulthood can seem impossible. The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl provides humorous and highly relatable guidelines for all of the struggles young girls face, presented in author Christina De Witte's signature comic style and told from the point of view of her lovable Instagram and Internet character, Chrostin. A Hyperbole and a Half for the young adult audience, the book includes comics and hands-on advice about serious issues like mental health and self-care, and also deals with questions on every young girl's mind, like "Can you survive on pizza alone?" Quirky, hilarious, and sincere, The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl empowers young women to challenge society's unrealistic standards of beauty and embrace their individuality. This is sure to be a favorite for teen girls. Table of Contents Chapter One: Mental Stuff Chapter Two: The Beauty of the Human Booty Chapter Three: On Food Comas and Food Babies Chapter Four: Fashion No-No or Fashion Guru? Chapter Five: Friends and Family Business Chapter Six: Love Is Beautiful/Sucks Chapter Seven: School and Work, Work, Work, Work, Work Chapter Eight: The Internet of Things Chapter Nine: Society vs. Me Chapter Ten: United in Diversity

Man vs. Wild

Survival Techniques from the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781401322939

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 7064

In Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls demonstrates all manner of survival techniques when faced with nature's extremes--from crossing piranha-infested rivers to fighting off grizzly bears. He shows us how, armed with the correct know-how and a determination to stay alive, all of us have the potential to beat the elements in even the bleakest of situations. Bear Grylls is the ultimate modern-day adventurer. He spent three years with the British Special Forces (21 SAS), only leaving when a near-fatal parachuting accident broke his back in three places. Just two years later, Grylls followed his childhood dream and became one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He is the host of the Discovery Channel series Man vs. Wild, where viewers tune in to watch Grylls show what it takes to find your way out of the most inhospitable places on earth with little more than the clothes on your back. Now, in his book, he shows his millions of fans worldwide how to do what he does in an utterly entertaining crash course in surviving every kind of hard ecosystem--mountain, sub-zero terrain, jungle, desert, and the sea. Grylls takes readers on a journey to the corners of the earth and recreates disaster scenarios such as being stranded on a desert island or lost in the snowy Arctic. Perfect for armchair adventurers and extreme sports buffs alike, Man vs. Wild is destined to become a classic in adventure literature. Prepare to learn how to ...Snack on maggotsDig yourself a shelter from the snowSuck the fluid from fish eyeballsSkin a snake and eat itUse your own urine to cool yourself downLive without your cell phone "When disaster strikes and we find ourselves alone in an unknown and hostile environment, why do some people survive and others perish Almost all of the most extraordinary tales of survival seem to involve an indefinable Ingredient X, which can only be understood as having its source in that mysterious entity, the `human spirit.'" --Bear Grylls, Man vs. Wild

How to Survive Anything Anywhere

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904687252

Category: Self-defense

Page: 320

View: 7518

Your Life - Train for it

Author: Bear Grylls,Natalie Summers

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: 9780593074190

Category: Exercise

Page: 208

View: 4897

Bear Grylls is fitter, stronger and readier than ever to take on the challenges of the wild, thanks to a revolutionary new fitness program. And at the heart of Bear's personal training regime are fast-paced, dynamic workouts that can be done anywhere by anyone - men and women, young and old - in just 30 minutes or less! Select your workout: choose from Kettlebell Resistance training, Bodyweight workouts or Primal Power stretch sessions. Try one of Bear's epic Hero workouts for his ultimate challenge of all three disciplines combined ... Learn the moves: select your express workout based on the time you have available - be it 3 minutes or 30 - and then, as Bear says, 'It's time to get BG fit!' Train hard but eat natural: follow Bear's simple and straightforward advice on fueling your body for maximum success and sustained health benefits. Train more efficiently with fast and achievable results - a fitter, stronger, healthier you is just around the corner. Go on, it's your life - train for it!

Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids

Author: Rob Colson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770856196

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 96

View: 9556

The first three chapters in this book--Animal Dangers, Natural Dangers, and Human Hazards--describe what to do in a total of 24 specific emergencies. The fourth chapter, Basic Survival Skills, has 14 important tips on emergency preparedness and survival skills. Each crisis is summarized on a double-page spread with 1-2-3 what-to-do checklists, "Fast Facts", "Life Savers", "Did You Know", and "If You" sidebars, and margin notes. The book's eye-catching design features brilliant full-bleed color and dynamic action photographs. The life-threatening scenarios include: Animal Dangers What to do if you are bitten by a snake How to escape from a bear What to do if you are chased by bees Natural Dangers How to survive a hurricane How to avoid being struck by lightning What to do if you are caught in a food Human Hazards How to escape from water in a car How to escape from a burning building How to avoid being crushed in a crowd The Survival Skills include: Planning a trip Using a penknife Finding food Making a shelter Making a fire Tying knots. Children like to feel in control. Knowing what to do in the case of an emergency increases the chance of survival and it also reduces fear. Even if readers never venture beyond the front door, they will enjoy Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids.

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062386719

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

View: 8737

The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival "A classic outdoor manual [that] addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it”--Outside magazine Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller SAS Survival Handbook by John "Lofty" Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes: Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit. Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools. Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it. First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured. Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off. Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques. Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft. Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.

US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76

Author: United States Department of Defense

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 1262

This survival manual is organized as follows: Chapter 1. Introduction Survival Actions Pattern for Survival Chapter 2. Psychology of Survival A Look at Stress Natural Reactions Preparing Yourself Chapter 3. Survival Planning and Survival Kits Importance of Planning Survival Kits Chapter 4. Basic Survival Medicine Requirements for Maintenance of Health Medical Emergencies Lifesaving Steps Bone and Joint Injury Bites and Stings Wounds Environmental Injuries Herbal Medicines Chapter 5. Shelters Shelter Site Selection Types of Shelters Chapter 6. Water Procurement Water Sources Still Construction Water Purification Water Filtration Devices Chapter 7. Firecraft Basic Fire Principles Site Selection and Preparation Fire Material Selection How to Build a Fire How to Light a Fire Chapter 8. Food Procurement Animals for Food Traps and Snares Killing Devices Fishing Devices Preparation of Fish and Game for Cooking and Storage Chapter 9. Survival Use of Plants Edibility of Plants Plants for Medicine Miscellaneous Uses of Plants Chapter 10. Poisonous Plants How Plants Poison All About Plants Rules for Avoiding Poisonous Plants Contact Dermatitis Ingestion Poisoning Chapter 11. Dangerous Animals Insects and Arachnids Leeches Bats Poisonous Snakes Dangerous Lizards Dangers in Rivers Dangers in Bays and Estuaries Saltwater Dangers Chapter 12. Field-Expedient Weapons, Tools, and Equipment Clubs Edged Weapons Other Expedient Weapons Lashing and Cordage Rucksack Construction Clothing and Insulation Cooking and Eating Utensils Chapter 13. Desert Survival Terrain Environmental Factors Need for Water Heat Casualties Precautions Desert Hazards Chapter 14. Tropical Survival Tropical Weather Jungle Types Travel Through Jungle Areas Immediate Considerations Water Procurement Food Poisonous Plants Chapter 15. Cold Weather Survival Cold Regions and Locations Windchill Basic Principles of Cold Weather Survival Hygiene Medical Aspects Cold Injuries Shelters Fire Water Food Travel Weather Signs Chapter 16. Sea Survival The Open Sea Seashores Chapter 17. Expedient Water Crossings Rivers and Streams Rapids Rafts Flotation Devices Other Water Obstacles Vegetation Obstacles Chapter 18. Field-Expedient Direction Finding Using the Sun and Shadows Using the Moon Using the Stars Making Improvised Compasses Other Means of Determining Direction Chapter 19. Signaling Techniques Application Means for Signaling Codes and Signals Aircraft Vectoring Procedures Chapter 20. Survival Movement in Hostile Areas Phases of Planning Execution Return to Friendly Control Chapter 21. Camouflage Personal Camouflage Methods of Stalking Chapter 22. Contact With People Contact With Local People The Survivor’s Behavior Changes to Political Allegiance Chapter 23. Survival in Man-Made Hazards The Nuclear Environment Biological Environments Chemical Environments