Backpacker The Survival Hacker’s Handbook provides detailed instruction on how to use everyday items to survive in extraordinary circumstances. Sure, the quirk is here. For instance, learn how to make a fishhook out of a beer can, start a fire with hand sanitizer, or purify water with bleach. But it goes beyond the quirk to identify real solutions for real scenarios—with real items you carry with you.
The book includes useful tips and tricks from survival experts, and provides step-by-step instructions, along with short stories of survival situations where these modern survival skills have come into play. The book is organized around basic fundamental concepts of survival: finding food, building shelter, securing water, etc.
About Ted Alvarez
Ted Alvarez is Backpacker magazine’s Northwest Editor and was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2014. He spent a year as the columnist for Backpacker’s Survival Lab column. He’s the author of Backpacker’s The National Parks Coast to Coast (Falcon, April 2016).
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading How to survive with just about anything ISBN 9781493030569 Author Backpacker Magazine and Ted Alvarez Binding Paperback Extent 237 x 190mm, 288 pages Illustrations No Ebook No
'This lavishly illustrated, well-organised 250 page book covers all the basics and even well beyond when it comes to survival' - Steven John, The Manual
'This bright-orange book really does highlight all the dangers nature can throw our way when we're backpacking through all sorts of environments, in all sorts of weather. You might think it is irrelevant to shooting, but you would be wrong. Let's take stalking — it brings just as many dangers as backpacking, perhaps even more. It's really worth knowing how to build a shelter when you find yourself stuck and unable to return to the safety of civilisation. Definitely a book worth having if you're an adventurous person.' — BASC, Shooting and Conservation Magazine
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