The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive

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Whether you’re lost in the woods, facing an armed insurrection, or preparing for a hurricane, the experts at Outdoor Life magazine are the people you want on your side. This book is the one you need if you want to protect your family, save yourself, and prevail over any danger.

Your Go-To Guide for Surviving Anything

GET READY, GET SET, SURVIVE!

You’re lost in the woods without food or water. Confronted by an armed assailant in the dead of night. Forced to outrun a deadly tornado. Don’t worry – The Ultimate Survival Manual has you covered.

Out in the Wild From navigating with a compass to fending off a mountain lion, learn to prevail in the forests, deserts, and open oceans like an expert outdoorsman.

During a Disaster Whether it’s a towering tsunami or a blazing wildfire, bad things happen every day. Know what to do when the going gets tough.

In an Urban Crisis Arm yourself with the latest self-defense moves, weapons tips, and home-protection tactics, plus crucial strategies for handling bad guys and bad situations at home and abroad.

3 Responses to The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive

  1. Deltareviewer says:
    55 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Must read for any survivalist or a wanna-a-be survivalist, July 9, 2012
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    Deltareviewer (Oklahoma!) –
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    This review is from: The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive (Paperback)
    Living in Oklahoma we always have to be ready for disaster. This guide is great with ideas and skills that will get you out alive. There were several things that I will never need like: step-by-step pick a lock, how to lose a tail,or protect your face during a sandstorm…I’m thinking I won’t need this items. However, there were some very unique solutions like: make waterproof matches; judging where a tornado is heading; how to catch a squirrel for dinner; and how to build a outlet safe. This is a must read for any survivalist or a wanna-a-be survivalist.

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  2. Kristin @Blood,Sweat and Books says:
    120 of 146 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    I expected so much more from this Book, May 17, 2012
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    This review is from: The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive (Paperback)
    I received this book to review through Netgalley. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for it.

    Review:

    First off before I say anything else, I want to express that I am really critical of Survival Books before I purchase them. I as an average citizen should be able to reference the book and be able to survive by following the content inside. I do not feel that I would safely be able to keep not only myself alive but those around me with this book. With that out of the way, here are my thoughts on The Ultimate Survival Manual.

    The Good

    The Layout- The layout of this book was great. I really liked the comic book style survival stories, it was really unique to see and I think it helps the reader better understand how the people in those situations survived.

    The Diagrams- I loved how they used real photos. I read a ton of Survival Books and nothing irks me more when you see hand drawn diagrams. Sure with those you can get the basic gist, but you miss all the details that a color photograph can bring to the table.

    The Bad

    To much Information- I know that your thinking isn’t to much better than to little? In this instance I’d rather have less information but more in depth, over what it actually contains which is to much variety and not enough detail. It’s like condensing an entire encyclopedia into a Reader’s Digest version. Just did not work at all. I think the reader could seriously put someones life in jeopardy if they only followed the steps within these pages. Case in point treating shock. It tells you to check the minimalist of details and no real information on how to rectify the situation. If your in a survival situation that information is just not going to cut it.

    My biggest issue with The Ultimate Survival Manual, is I really honestly feel that it was written for those who live vicariously through TV Shows and Books and not as a serious survival guide that will help keep people alive. I think if it was written as a Tips and Tricks Guide these negatives wouldn’t even be popping up. To call yourself a Ultimate Survival Guide though, I just expect much, much more. A survival Guide to me is something I should be able to rely on to help aid in my Survival. I cannot confidently do that with this book.

    Final Thoughts
    In the end, I did learn a couple new non survival based tips and tricks that were awesome. I would suggest reading this book ONLY if you want just a basic guide to shove on your shelves. If you are a serious survival enthusiast I would say to skip this. The Book was certainly entertaining and fun to read but don’t expect more than that. I will be giving The Ultimate Survival Manual by Rich Johnson ”’.

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  3. Chicken Lips says:
    29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Can’t walk the walk, April 18, 2013
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    This review is from: The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive (Paperback)
    I got this book hoping for some new information for survival techniques, and after reading books by people that really know what they are talking about, and actually “live” what they write about, this book obviously was a “fluff” book,…written just to sell a book. To sum it up, there are some good tips, and that’s all they are, are tips, because there is not enough critical detail on the true survival topics to get you out alive. This book is a joke, and half way through, I debated whether to even continue reading it. Don’t waste your money. If you want a book on survival, check out someone like Cody Lundin.

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