Field & Stream editor-at-large T. Edward Nickens has fished, paddled, backpacked, hunted, and camped from the rainforest to the Arctic Sea. Winner of more than two dozen national writing awards, he is TV host for theTotal Outdoorsman Challenge.
95 Essential Survival Skills
Survive almost anything nature throws at you with this collection of tested wilderness skills.
-Prevail against ice, cold, and hypothermia
-Scramble out of raging whitewater
-Stare down the angriest predators
With practical advice for survival situations from the relatively likely (such as needing to build a fire in the rain) to the extreme (skin and cook a snake) to the just plain awesome (make a blowgun), this book could save your life, as well as providing a fascinating armchair read. Geared to the hunter or fisherman, but with something for almost everyone who loves the great outdoors, this is the book you want to be sure you throw in your backpack before heading out into any potentially sketchy situation.