Dangerous Book for Men

Dangerous Book for Men

How to Triumph Over Pitfalls and Perils

eBook - 2012
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Lead a life of adventure from the cushions of your couch Long before emergancy assistance was just a cell phone call away and GPS systems kept the mystery out of even the deepest off-roading trips, toughness-mental and physical- and independence were valued far above technology. Our fathers and grandfathers know how to fend for themselves and survive in even the most perilous situations, but up until now, our generation has taken a pass on acquiring such crucial life skills. The Dangerous Book for Men shows how today's man can once again discover the exhilaration of an adventerous life with.
Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2012.
ISBN: 9781402261268
1402261268
9781402261251
140226125X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (161 p.)
Contents: Front Cover; Note for Readers; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Skills for the Great Outdoors; How to Make Your Own Compass; How to Read a Compass; How to Navigate with the Sun; How to Navigate with the Stars; How to Find North in the Northern Hemisphere; How to Find South in the Southern Hemisphere; How to Signal You're in Trouble; How to Climb a Tree; How to Stay Safe from Lightning; How Dangerous Is a Strike?; How to Avoid a Lightning Strike; What If There Is No Shelter?; How to Conquer a Can without an Opener; How to Beat a Bottle Top; How to Pick a Lock; In the Woods
How to Build a Temporary ShelterChoosing Your Location; How to Erect the Bivouac; How to Build an Eco-Friendly Bivvy; How to Build and Light a Campfire; Preparing Your Site; How to Light the Fire; Other Sources of Flame; How to Find Food in the Wild; How to Get Food from Plants; How to Conduct an Edibility Test; How to Snare a Rabbit; Positioning the Snare; Checking the Trap; How to Prepare a Rabbit; How to Tickle a Trout; How to Clean a Fish; How to Cook without Pots; How to Boil Water; How to Fashion a Roasting Stick; How to Build a Spit Roast; How to Bake in a Parcel
How to Build an Earth OvenIn the Desert; How to Cope with Heatstroke; How to Treat a Casualty; How to Find Water in the Desert; How to Survive a Sandstorm; In the Arctic; How to Build a Snow Hole; How to Get Water from Snow and Ice; How to Escape from Ice; Up in the Air; How to Land a Small Aircraft When the Pilot is Incapacitated; How to Survive if Your Parachute Doesn't Open; In the Water; How to Save a Drowning Swimmer; How to Deal with a Capsized Sailboat; How to Make a Raft; How to Cross a Swollen River; How to Escape from Quicksand; Where to Expect Quicksand
What Happens When You Walk on Quicksand?How to Extricate Yourself; On the Road; How to Escape from a Car in Water; How to Cope with Skidding on Ice; How to Deal with a Stuck Accelerator and Failing Brakes; How to Cope with a Jammed Accelerator; How to Cope with Nonresponsive Brakes; How to Cope with a Tire Blow-Out; How to Escape a Road Ambush; How to Ram a Hostile Vehicle; How to Drive Your Way Out of Trouble; Emergency First Aid; How to Treat Electric Shock; How to Deal with Burns and Scalds; How to Cope with a Broken Limb; How to Tie a Sling; How to Give the Kiss of Life
How to Deal with ChokingHow to Deal with Splinters and Blisters; How to Get a Splinter Out; How to Treat Blisters; How to Deal with a Panic Attack; How to Recognize a Panic Attack; How to Cope with Suspected Poisoning; Dealing with Animals; How to Escape from a Bear; How to Fight Off an Alligator; How to Treat a Snakebite; How to Defend Yourself in a Shark Attack; How to Break Up a Dog Fight; How to Deal with an Aggressive Dog; How to Deal with an Angry Bull; How to Fend Off a Leech Attack; How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting; Coping with the Unexpected; How to Escape from a Burning Building
Summary: Lead a life of adventure from the cushions of your couch Long before emergancy assistance was just a cell phone call away and GPS systems kept the mystery out of even the deepest off-roading trips, toughness-mental and physical- and independence were valued far above technology. Our fathers and grandfathers know how to fend for themselves and survive in even the most perilous situations, but up until now, our generation has taken a pass on acquiring such crucial life skills. The Dangerous Book for Men shows how today's man can once again discover the exhilaration of an adventerous life with.

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