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Book Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)15:13 UTC+1 No.336341 Report

I just bought this, is it any good? Choice was beetwen this and survival for dummies
Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)15:51 UTC+1 No.336346 Report

idk read it and you tell me
Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)16:28 UTC+1 No.336353 Report

This is a good read but it's more of a disaster preparedness/SHTF survival guide than a bushcraft guide. Might be a good companion to your book OP.
Midnight 06/21/14(Sat)18:03 UTC+1 No.336381 Report

I actually have this book!

It's actually pretty decent. Give it a good read through but understand it isn't the only resource you should rely on. I would look up the SAS Survival Handbook, The U.S. Army Field Survival Manual (FM 21-76), The Encyclopedia of Country Living and the Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook are good places to start.

Also look at as many youtube videos as possible. The Pathfinder School on youtube has some great tutorials on making fire. But do not rely purely on education to be able to survive. I recommend training in these skills as much as possible in your own backyard.

DO NOT just go out into the woods for a few days unless you got your shit together. I've had to rescue people like this and its not fun. Learn primitive fire making, hunting, trail marking and following, skinning animals and fish, compass navigation with regards to magnetic declination, etc.

Honestly the list go's on and on. When you think you got your shit together go out for a one night backpacking trip and spend a night out inawoods to see what you need to improve on. Survival is not a clear cut path through the bush, it's something you must continually focus on.
Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)18:37 UTC+1 No.336398 Report

Pic related or 98.6 degrees by Cody Lundin
Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)19:33 UTC+1 No.336425 Report

why do you need a book? Internet has anything you need to know. 4 Basics..

stay warm
have a shelter
cook your water
eat only stuff what you know
Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)19:58 UTC+1 No.336430 Report

Because reading on paper > reading on screen. But then again:
Doing > Watching > Reading.

You might also consider a small pocket book of your local wild edibles.
Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)20:00 UTC+1 No.336431 Report

I can't stay warm because I don't know how to make a fire next to the shelter I don't know how to build while drinking cold water I don't know how to cook with food I don't know how to identify.
>Sure wish I had cell phone service
Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)20:21 UTC+1 No.336434 Report

or this
Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)20:28 UTC+1 No.336437 Report

I've seen that one. Lots of pictures very helpful. My gripe with it is the so called self defense section in the back. Pictures of skinny women beating down armed men in just a few EZ steps. This is not how combat works, and you would quickly be injured or killed. Good book but avoid that shit.
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