Synopses & Reviews
Elite Forces How to Survive: Preparing Yourself & Your Home teaches you all the skills and offers you all the tips and information you may need if things really go wrong. Preppers are people who have decided to take their safety into their own hands in learning to live off the land, digging the own wells, providing their own power and defending themselves.
About the Author
Chris McNab is an experienced specialist in survival techniques. He has published over 20 books including How to Survive Anything, Anywhere, Special Forces Endurance Techniques, First Aid Survival Manual, Military Survival Handbook and SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Wilderness Survival. In his home country of Wales, UK, McNab provides instruction on wilderness hunting techniques.
Table of Contents
- What kind of catastrophes are we facing?
- Natural Disasters - hurricanes and typhoons, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, snow storms and blizzards, landslides and avalanches, fires and wildfires, heatwaves and droughts
- Environmental Disasters - Nuclear fallout; polluted water
- Civil Disorder - Wars, society breaks down. No law and order
- Terrorism - Youre under attack: fight or flight?
- Your Home
- Preparing your home against: the elements and germs
- nuclear fall-out - building your own bunker. Panic room.
- invasion - securing doors and windows. Seeing without being seen.
- Preparing your basic survival stash
- Taking flight
If you need to leave home quickly, what should you take? What are the real essentials to have ready in advance? And can you navigate in the wilderness? What to keep in your car
- Food & Water
How much food do you need and how long will it last?
- Specially prepared and sealed foods such as MRE (Meals, Ready-to-Eat); nitrogen packed grains and legumes; vacuum-packed dried and freeze-dried foods; canning and pickling
- Home made survival foods: recipes for a balanced diet
- Living off the land: what you can pick. Farming - planting, soil types, crops, sowing for the future
- Hunting & fishing - equipment, trapping animals, preparing meat
- Natural water resources: springs and rivers. Checking your water for purity, purifying water. Digging your own well. Irrigating your land.
- Medicine & Hygiene
- Home medicine - setting broken limbs, performing surgery, childbirth, bleeding, head injuries, treating chemical burns
- Alternative treatments - using herbs and alcohol
- Vaccines - what to have ready
6. Defending yourself
- If youre attacked, do you know self defence? Can you defend others?
- Evading capture. Carjackings. Escaping capture.
- Dealing with a hostage situation. Unarmed combat skills.
- Using weaponry and making your own knives and clubs
- Heat & Energy
- How to power your home with water, fire, wind and wave power.
- Constructing your own turbines and generators. Bicycle generators