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Outdoor Skills & Survival

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  • Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Livingby John McPherson; Geri McPherson

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT SURVIVING IN THE WILD ?During my first years of learning survival I took a course in survival and primitive earth skills taught by John and Geri McPherson. I was excited by their unbelievable passion and their intrinsic understanding of survival. Their teachings took me from understanding basic skills to a full-blown... more...

  • On Golfby Timothy O'Grady

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.11

    Weather, hazards, poor coordination, erratic biorhythms, hangovers, an unruly mind and statistical improbability - these are just a few of the obstacles to hitting a pure golf shot. Che Guevara, Alice Cooper, Dennis Hopper, and Tiger Woods have all struggled with the above to a greater or lesser degree. And, since being initiated as a child into the... more...

  • Extreme Landscapes of Leisureby Patrick Laviolette

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    An investigation into the increasingly popularity of adventure sports like bungy jumping, surfing and parkour. Taking an ethnographic approach, the book examines what attracts humans to interact with extreme landscapes and the impact such interactions have on society as a whole, the individuals involved and the landscapes themselves. The book also... more...

  • Will to Liveby Les Stroud

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    In a survival situation, a wrong decision could spell the difference between life and death. No one knows this better than Les Stroud, who has survived everywhere from the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon. In Will to Live , Les examines many incredible true life survival stories?explaining what happened... more...

  • Outdoor Navigation with GPSby Stephen W. Hinch

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely ? but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo... more...

  • Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomitesby Graham Fletcher; John Smith

    Cicerone Press 2008; US$ 18.89

    Guide to Via Ferrata routes in Italy's Southern Dolomites, in the major mountain ranges of Civetta, Schiara and Pala as well as those to the west in the Brenta. Via ferrata climbing -- using routes with fixed cables -- is a great way for walkers and scramblers to get to places usually reserved for expert rock climbers. more...

  • Walking in Croatiaby Rudolf Abraham

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 20.42

    Mountain walking and trekking guide to Croatia, Europe with walks in the Dinaric Alps (Gorski Kotar and Velebit), Istria, Slavonia, the islands (Peljeöac, Korcula, Mljet, Hvar, Brac, Loöinj and Cres) and around Zagreb. 26 routes from easy day walks to treks and via ferrata over varied terrain. Includes full background information and hut... more...

  • Trekking in the Alpsby Kev Reynolds

    Cicerone Press 2011; US$ 26.18

    An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, by 8 Alpine trekking experts, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. Illustrated with clear overview maps and route profiles throughout. more...

  • Wilderness Survivalby Mark Elbroch; Michael Pewtherer

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 18.00

    Do you have what it takes? You?re alone in the wilderness with nothing but a knife and the clothes on your back. Will you survive? Do you have the skills to feed, clothe, and protect yourself? Mark Elbroch, a master tracker, and Mike Pewtherer, a woodland skills educator, put those questions to the test when they embarked on a 46-day, unprovisioned,... more...

  • The Survivor Manualby Mark Burnett

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    The Survivor Manual is the real deal--based on techniques taught to the U.S. Armed Forces and tested in actual survival situations over decades, the information in this book could help you beat any weather condition, any circumstance, any odds. This fully illustrated guide will show you how to: --find direction and orienteer --perform first aid... more...