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Outdoor Skills & Survival

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  • Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Legby John Gierach

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 9.93

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Fly-fishing?s finest scribe, John Gierach, takes us from a nameless stream on a nameless ranch in Montana to a secret pool off a secret creek where he caught a catfish as a five-year-old, to a brook full of rattlesnakes... more...

  • Knots: The Complete Visual Guideby Des Pawson

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    Knots: The Complete Visual Guide is a clear, comprehensive, and practical guide to tying more than 100 knots. The book begins with the basic information you will need for choosing, using, and maintaining ropes. There are then seven sections on different families of knots: stopper knots; binding knots; bends; hitches; loops; plaits and sennits;... more...

  • The Ultimate Man's Survival Guideby Frank Miniter

    Regnery Publishing 2009; US$ 26.95

    The Upper East Side metrosexual may be good at cocktail chat, but a real man knows how to fight off alligators, create a tourniquet out of a t-shirt, and rescue a drowning person. Frank Miniter's The Ultimate Man's Survival Guide shows men how to do all of these and more, including: * how to fight off a bear * how to set a dislocated joint * how to... more...

  • How to Catch a Pigby Denis Boyles

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Way back before man abandoned the woods for the cities?and traded his hunting rifle for a BlackBerry?he had to know how to do certain things to survive. He had to trap and build and grow things, using his calloused hands and valuable knowledge passed down through the generations. For most men today, these once-cherished skills are as dead as the dodo.... more...

  • The Daring Book for Girlsby Andrea J. Buchanan; Miriam Peskowitz

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know?and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all.... more...

  • Risk Management in the Outdoorsby Tracey J. Dickson; Tonia L. Gray

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 66.00

    Risk Management in the Outdoors is essential reading for students and practitioners involved in outdoor education, sport, recreation and tourism. more...

  • The Disaster Diariesby Sam Sheridan

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    Gain the basic skills you'd need to live through a cataclysmic event?one humbling and angst-filled lesson at a time We're inundated daily with images of chaos and catastrophe from movies, books, and the nightly news. When Sam Sheridan became a father, these tales of disaster became impossible to ignore, and he was beset with nightmares about... more...

  • Ultimate Navigation Manualby Lyle Brotherton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    All the techniques you need to become an expert navigator. more...

  • The Craft of the Knotby Peter Randall

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 15.95

    A treasure trove of knot instruction and lore! The Craft of the Knot introduces you to the skill and beauty of knot tying. Filled with detailed instructions, history, and lore, you'll discover a wide range of uses for ordinary rope. From camping and climbing to crafts and sailing, this charming guide also includes knot illustrations for every... more...

  • Knotting and Splicing Ropes and Cordageby Paul N. Hasluck

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 21.80

    When it comes to explaining crafters' tools and techniques, craftsman Paul N. Hasluck is a true master. In Knotting and Splicing Ropes and Cordage, Hasluck covers everything, from the basics of rope formation to trying useful knots, splicing rope, working cordage, tying fancy knots, using different ties and lashings, and more--all among more than... more...