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The Self-Reliance Manifesto - How to Survive Anything Anywhere - cover

The Self-Reliance Manifesto - How to Survive Anything Anywhere

Len McDougall

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

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The expert field guide presents the ultimate survival handbook, covering everything from food, water, fire and shelter to self-defense, first-aid and more. 
 
Storm approaching? Need a fire? Out of water? Lost? Whatever situation you find yourself in, Len McDougall has probably been there himself—and had the knowledge and skill to handle it. In The Self-Reliance Manifesto, McDougall shares his expertise and teaches readers how to have the same confidence in any scenario.  
 
In this comprehensive, fully-illustrated guide, McDougall reveals how to make water safe for drinking, build a fire in any conditions, find and build shelter, use basic medical skills, and more. McDougall has field-tested everything from kayaks, backpacks, and boots to cameras, tents, and water filters. Thanks to his research and experience, everyone can feel more safe.
Available since: 12/09/2010.
Print length: 321 pages.

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