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The Dangerous Book for Men

ISBN: 9781402261244

By: Rod Green

Published: 06/01/2012

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Description

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 just a little forethought and a lot of good sense (and a few handy implements).

Learn utlimate survivor tactics, like how to:
•Navigate by the sun and stars
•Break up a dogfight
•Survive a sandstorm
•Deal with suspected poisoning
•Land a small aircraft
•and so much more

About the Author

Rod Green

Rod Green is a freelance editor and writer whose publications include books on the Special Forces, the Army Air Corps, and the building of the Titanic. He has also written widely for children–his Santa Claus: The Magical World of Father Christmas was a New York Times bestseller in 2006.

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Table of Contents

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 Shelter

Choosing 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 Oven

In 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 Choking

How 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

How to Talk Your Way Out of a Fight

How to Fend Off a Frontal Attack

How to Fend Off an Attack from the Rear

Dressing the Part

How to Choose Your Wardrobe

How to Look After Your Shoes

How to Stitch a Hem

How to Sew On a Button

How to Darn a Sock

And Finally…

Excerpt

Introduction

Men, are you tiring of the sedentary pleasures of the modern world? Are you wearied by web surfing? Bored of the vicarious thrills offered by the shoot-’em-ups and

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Reviews



“Fascinating, useful and potentially life-saving, this is a book to cherish and keep in your car’s glove box (especially if you’re living out of your car in the Everglades). ” ...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7.5 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 6.32 oz
Page Count: 160 pages

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