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This is the ultimate guide to staying alive in extreme situations â?? those events we think will never happen to us, but one day might. This book is the key to surviving lifethreatening events, accidents, random attacks and politically motivated insurgencies where we live, work or take holidays. Using the tactics, skills and tricks of the trade taught in this survivors' manual could save your life when danger or terror suddenly strikes â?? at home, in the office, in the street, when traveling in unknown and inhospitable situations, or when exposed to the wilderness. Written by experts in the field, this authoritative book reveals the secrets of wilderness and urban survival, and teaches the essential skills needed to survive any jeopardy. Structured into two sections, the first shows the essential bushcraft skills needed to survive outdoors in every climate and terrain: how to make shelters, how to find drinking water, how to start a fire from scratch, how to stalk and trap animals for food, and how to orienteer without a map. The second section focuses on how to ensure personal safety when everyday situations become life-threatening, including hostage situations, counter-terrorism techniques, selfdefense against personal attacks, and how to deal with car hijacking, house fires, transport accidents and medical emergencies. With its emphasis on teaching practical skills, this survival manual deals with identifying and anticipating risks and hazards early enough so you won't be caught off-guard. Then, if you are faced with extreme disaster or confrontation, you can respond positively and calmly to adversity.