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98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
 • Cody Lundin → Gibbs Smith Publisher 2003
"If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book." -Cody Lundin

Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. It is the ultimate book on how to stay alive-based on the principal of keeping the body's core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees. In his entertaining and informative style, Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks, and without water for about three days or so. But if the body's core temperature dips much below or above the 98.6 degree mark, a person can literally die within hours. It is a concept that many don't take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature when lost in a blizzard or in the desert could save your life. Lundin delivers the message with wit, rebellious humor, and plenty of backcountry expertise. Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The Donny and Marie Show, and CBC Radio One in Canada, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the only person in Arizona licensed to catch fish with his hands, and lives in a passive solar earth home sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona.

This ROCKS!

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Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care, 4th
 •  → Falcon 2002

Small enough to take in the field, this pocket-sized survival essential will benefit everyone in a wilderness setting. With information on treating shock victims, abdominal pain, sprains, fractures, dislocations and much more, this is an inexpensive way to save someone's life! (4 x 5 1/4, 120 pages, diagrams)

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Boy Scout Handbook
 • Boy Scouts of America → Boy Scouts of America 2010
The Centennial Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook unveiled by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) prepares the 21st century Scout for new technology while celebrating the organization's rich heritage. The 475-page paperback features nostalgic illustrations from the previous 11 editions alongside references to emerging technology and expanded online information.


Touted by some Scouts as the ultimate adventure manual, the 12th edition Handbook teaches preparedness and responsibility in both traditional and new ways: think compass and GPS devices, tying a knot as well as a necktie, and first aid and Internet safety. For the first time, the printed Handbook is accompanied by an online site, , which contains expanded content and illustrations on handbook topics and advancement requirements.

"The Handbook - like our organization - adopts new and modern methods while maintaining the message of preparedness, responsibility and self-reliance," said Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Robert Mazzuca. "Earlier Scouts earned merit badges in bee farming, blacksmithing, and signaling, but now our Scouts work on 21st century subjects like composite materials, nuclear science, and oceanography."

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Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
 • Dave Canterbury → Adams Media 2014
The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry!

Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on:

- Choosing the right items for your kit.
- Manufacturing needed tools and supplies.
- Collecting and cooking food.
- Protecting yourself from the elements.

With Canterbury's guidance, you'll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you'll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you've never imagined.
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Desert Hiking Tips: Expert Advice on Desert Hiking and Driving
 • Bruce Grubbsspan classprice bxgyitemprice → Falcon 1999

The open landscape and harsh beauty that draws hikers to the desert wilderness also demands a certain self-reliance. Breakdowns, dried up water sources, and other challenges await the desert traveler. Properly dealt with, they become part of a satisfying adventure. The techniques and equipment recommendations by veteran outdoorsman Bruce Grubbs will help you feel comfortable and prepared in the desert wilderness. In addition, many of the tips and techniques in this pack-sized book are useful for hikers in well-watered regions. Bruce even provides the essentials of desert backcountry driving, what to have in your car, how to not get stuck, how to get unstuck, and most importantly how to not get lost in the maze of roads, canyons, and trails of the desert. With a little knowledge and a few precautions, the desert is an inviting place to explore, every bit as addictive as any forested mountain wilderness.

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Desert Survival Skills
 • David Alloway → Univ of Texas Press 2000
Remote desert locations, including the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico, southern Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, draw adventurers of all kinds, from the highly skilled and well prepared to urban cowboys who couldn't lead themselves (much less a horse!) to water. David Alloway's goal in this book is to help all of them survive when circumstances beyond their control strand them in the desert environment. In simple, friendly language, enlivened with humor and stories from his own extensive experience, Alloway here offers a practical, comprehensive handbook for both short-term and long-term survival in the Chihuahuan and other North American deserts.

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Fundamentals of Search and Rescue
 • Nasar → Jones & Bartlett Learning 2005
Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR) is the only resource that covers Search and Rescue Technician (SARTECH) III & II requirements. Providing an overview of all aspects of search and rescue procedures and equipment, FUNSAR teaches the absolutely essential techniques employed by nearly all search and rescue personnel. FUNSAR offers an in-depth and practical approach to search and rescue and is recommended for all emergency responders. Ideal for both paid and unpaid professionals, this resource combines dynamic features with the latest comprehensive content.

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Gathering the Desert
 • Gary Paul Nabhan  → University of Arizona Press 1986

To the untrained eye, a desert is a wasteland that defies civilization; yet the desert has been home to native cultures for centuries and offers sustenance in its surprisingly wide range of plant life. Gary Paul Nabhan has combed the desert in search of plants forgotten by all but a handful of American Indians and Mexican Americans. In Gathering the Desert readers will discover that the bounty of the desert is much more than meets the eye—whether found in the luscious fruit of the stately organpipe cactus or in the lowly tepary bean. Nabhan has chosen a dozen of the more than 425 edible wild species found in the Sonoran Desert to demonstrate just how bountiful the land can be. From the red-hot chiltepines of Mexico to the palms of Palm Springs, each plant exemplifies a symbolic or ecological relationship which people of this region have had with plants through history. Each chapter focuses on a particular plant and is accompanied by an original drawing by artist Paul Mirocha. Word and picture together create a total impression of plants and people as the book traces the turn of seasons in the desert.

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Lost Person Behavior: A search and rescue guide on where to look - for land, air and water
 •  → dbS Productions LLC 2008

Lost person behavior is the cornerstone of search and rescue efforts. Based on a landmark study, this book is the definitive guide to solving the puzzle of where a lost person might be found. It presents new and updated subject categories, behavioral profiles, current statistics, suggested initial tasks, and specialized investigative questions. Whether the subject is underground, underwater, under collapsed rubble, on land or has fallen from the sky, this book delivers what search managers need. This book is aimed at law enforcement and SAR personnel responsible for the initial response and subsequent search. Searchers in the field will also find this a fascinating and practical read.

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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
 • The Mountaineers → Mountaineers Books 2003
This classic is an essential reference for novices and experts alike. Chapters are devoted to in-depth discussions of outdoors fundamentals; climbing techniques for rock, snow, and ice; safety procedures and emergency response; geology and weather; and appendices for climb ratings and supplementary reading, among other topics. Detailed sections on navigation, ropes, knots, and protection include drawings, diagrams, and maps. Enjoy the freedom of the hills to the fullest with this thorough guide
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