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The Outdoor Survival Book: A Bushcraft 101 Field Guide and Handbook for Surviving in the Wilderness - is a survival guide to prepare yourself to be your very best, even if you experience the very worst, which is to be lost in the wilderness with no other resources to rely on except for what you may have in your pockets or backpack. Aside from "always being prepared", this tactical guide also tutors you in how to overcome the panic and anxiety that affects most people when they discover they are lost, and how to tell yourself "I got this!" even when your situation seems hopeless. Expert survivalist Mark Drake covers the basics of surviving in the wild including how to prepare a minimal survivalist backpack for a day trip (just in case you lose your way) to preparing a more elaborate, complete pack if you know you are going hiking or camping in area without marked trails or where you cannot access satellite signals, electricity or cell phone coverage. The basics of survival are covered in a "To Do or Die" list including building a shelter, building a fire, finding and purifying water, searching for food, sending signals for help, retracing your steps, watching the weather, navigating by the stars and practicing emotional self-rescue techniques. This factual, resourceful guide is a must-have resource for any hiker that is thinking of venturing out into the wild, but also emergency workers, military personnel, campers, hunters, scouts and survivalists it emphasizes crafting something from nothing by utilizing the wealth of resources offered by your natural surroundings and also your most valuable resource - your mind!