When disaster strikes, will you be ready?
The fact is no, in many cases, you probably won’t be. Not entirely, with 137-piece go-bag to hand, survival knife at your belt, and a pouch of miraculous wild herbs at the ready. And that’s okay. Even the biggest survival superstar can—and almost certainly will—be caught unawares. The key is to know how to improvise. In this book, New York Times bestselling survival author Tim MacWelch shows you how to turn what you have into what you need.
Fortune favors the prepared . . . and learning how to innovate, improvise, and make do will prepare you for just about anything. Detailed advice and step-by-step illustrations show you how to handle natural disasters, wilderness mishaps, and total catastrophes with whatever you have to hand, from duct tape to plastic bags to acorns. Hundreds of tips for situations ranging from the common to the once in a lifetime (you hope!), including:
- Use junk food to start a camp fire.
- Harvest drinkable water from morning dew.
- Use your belt to sharpen a knife.
- Suture a wound with dental floss.
- Use a bra as a respirator
. . . and much, much more. If you can find it in an emergency, Tim can almost certainly help you turn it into a survival tool!
Table of Contents
Signal for Help with an Acorn
Build a Shelter using only Sticks and Leaves
Stay Warm with Hot Rocks
Make a Fire Using a Bottle
Catch Fish with a Soda Can Tab
. . . and 150 more ways to stay alive in the great outdoors
Natural Disaster Know-How:
Make a Lantern from a Water Bottle
Cook Dinner over A Beer Can
Make Your Own Dog Food
Cool Down When the Power’s Out
Use Kitty Litter for Humans
. . . and 174 more things to do when mother nature hits hard
Cope with a Catastrophe:
Sharpen a Knife with a Coffee Cup
Track Intruders Easily
Build a Backyard Forge from Your Hibachi
Make Zip-Tie Restraints
Filter Water with Cotton Balls
. . . and 176 more ways to cope with everything from civil unrest to the fall of civilization