By Larry Dean Olsen, Robert Redford

ISBN-10: 1569764778

ISBN-13: 9781569764770

The best way to live on in nearly any outside surroundings with very little bought gear, depending simply on what nature provides.

Larry Dean Olsen wrote the open air survival benefit badge requisites for the Boy Scouts of the USA and was once technical adviser for the movie "Jeremiah Johnson." His award-winning classes in primitive dwelling were subsidized by means of associations within the usa and Canada. presently he directs Anasazi, a formative years desolate tract rehabilitation application.

Robert Redford is an actor.

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I rolled into a snow patch, slapping and yelling at burning bits of my clothes and hair. Fig. 6. Brush and bark wickiup. Shelter 21 It only took seconds for the wickiup to reach a peak of flame and heat enough to ruin most of our survival gear. My bow and quiver of arrows were toast. Our blankets and extra clothes were singed through. In the distance I saw Bob riding hard, with the ducks flopping from his belt. I stood helpless as he pulled up, breathless and wide-eyed. " I asked lamely. Shelter Basics One of the first outdoor skills a person must learn is how to construct an adequate shelter.

In a few moments the whole sky was lit up. It took nearly an hour for the fire to burn down to a hot bed of coals. Upon this, we tossed smaller sticks and strips of bark to keep the fire going for another hour. Meanwhile, some of the apprentice fire starters, who had returned from the sagebrush patch with enough potential to burn up the 40 OUTDOOR SURVIVAL SKILLS countryside, began sweating, grunting, and groaning as they tried to master the technique of keeping a spinning drill in a socket that wouldn't hold still under an unsteady foot.

This will act as a damper and keep the fire burning slowly for all-night comfort (Figs. 33, 34). A further refinement is to build an A-frame shelter over the bed. A person can sleep comfortably without even a blanket in this type of arrangement. Group Heat Trap Occasionally a group of people may be caught in the open. Usually the best plan is to keep moving, because hiking or other exertion maintains warmth. However, in cold, windy conditions, short rest periods are essential to regain strength.

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