The Ultimate Field Guide for Survival in the African Bushveld

This encyclopedic, no-bull survival guide is essential reading for anyone venturing into the wild places of Africa.

No other guide deals specifically with African conditions and situations or covers such a wide variety of subjects in such incredible detail.

The Ultimate Field Guide for Survival in the African Bushveld prepares hunters, adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts for safaris in Africa, enabling them to safely handle emergency and survival situations in the African bush.

With over 1,000 full-color photographs and images and 12,000 hyperlinks for fast and easy cross-reference, this computer-based guide covers every possible bush situation in detail – the plants and animals that can provide food and water, the making of weapons, building shelters, treating snake or spider bites, trapping, making vehicle repairs in the bush, hunting and fishing.

A useful and detailed bush emergency section shows how to deal with anything from childbirth to repairing tooth fillings and treating gunshot wounds.

It even includes full instructions to skin a snake and a recipe for preparing a very tasty dish called Fer au Vin, an excellent dish with black mamba meat, mushrooms, brandy and red wine.

Clear, practical and lively text with hundreds of full color photographs makes this innovative and entertaining application is an invaluable addition to any outdoor enthusiast's library.

This guide is the one to have when preparing for a safari to Africa – there is no other like it.

Contents

The Psychology of Survival

Essentials for Survival • What it Takes to Survive • Survival stressors • Injury, Illness or Death • Uncertainty • Environment • Hunger and Thirst • Fatigue • Isolation • Natural Reactions • Fear • Anxiety • Anger and Frustration • Depression • Loneliness and Boredom • Guilt • Preparation • Know yourself • Anticipate fears • Be Realistic • Attitude• Remember the Stakes • Training • Stress Management • Unknown Factors•

Water

Finding Water • Animal Indicators of Water • Dew and Rain • Solar Stills • Distillation • Condensation • Water from Plants • Water from Animals • Filtering and Purifying Water • Retaining Water

Food

Hunting • Camouflage • Shape and Outline • Color and Texture • Shine • Shadow • Movement • Noise • Scent • Stalking • Upright Stalking • Crawling • Prone Staking • Route Selection • Tracking • How to Track • Wound interpretation • Interpreting blood spoor Trapping • Requirements • What to look for • A Simple Snare • Snares • Bird Traps • Fish Traps •Mammals • Small Mammals • Medium-sized Mammals • Large Mammals • Very Large Mammals •Other Animals • Snakes • Turtles and Tortoises • Amphibians • Birds • Fish • Bats • Insects • Bees • Grasshoppers • Termites • Mopane Worms • Snails • Trees and Plants The Edibility Tests • Common Edible Trees and Plants •

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250 pages, 6.0 x 9.0 in., Perfect-bound 60#, cream interior paper, black and white interior ink, 100# white exterior paper, full-color (CMYK) exterior ink

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Gear

Clothing • Socks • Footwear • Knife • Sleeping Bag • Backpack • Lighting • GPS Basic Survival Kit

Weapons

Edged Weapons • Bow and Arrow • The Bow • Arrows • Arrow Heads • Technique • Spears • Technique • Making a knife • Stone • Horn • Bone • Wood • Metal • Other Materials • Spear Blades • Other Weapons • Throwing stick • Slingshot • Catapult • Knobkierrie •

Camp Craft

Lashing and Cordage • Knots and Hitches • Nets and hammocks • Shelter • Making Fire • Making Soap • Working with Meat •

Navigation

Navigation with Nature • Mapping Basics • Magnetic and True North • Using a Compass • Orientating Maps • Global Positioning Systems • Improvising a Compass •

Communication

Signaling • Visual Signals • Fire Smoke • Mirrors/Shiny Objects • Clothing • Natural Material • Audio Signals • Radio Equipment • Whistles • Gunshots • Codes and Signals • SOS • Ground to Air Emergency Body Signals • Aircraft Acknowledgements • Radio Call Format

Medical Competence

First Aid • Safari Medical Aid Kits • ABCD of Basic Life Support • CPR • Drips • Tourniquet • Injections • Making a Rehydration Drink • Checking the Pulse • Heimlich Maneuver

Bush Emergencies

Abdominal Injuries • Alergic Reactions • Amputation • Animal Bites • Ankle Injuries • Appendicitis • Artificial Respiration • Asphyxia • Asthma • Back and Neck Injuries • Bee Stings • Bilharzia • Bleeding • Blindness • Blisters • Boils • Bruises • Burns and Scalds • Chest

Injuries • Chest Pain • Childbirth • Choking • Concussion • Convulsions • Cramps • Cuts • Death • Dehydration • Diarrhoea • Dislocation • Drowning • Drug Overdose • Ear Injuries • Electrical Shock • Epilepsy • Eye Injuries • Facial Injuries • Fainting • Fever • Fillings • Food Poisoning • Fractures • Frostbite • Gastro Enteritis • Gunshot Wounds • Head Injuries • Heart Attack • Heat Exhaustion • Hyperglycaemia • Hypoglycaemia • Hypothermia • Hysteria • Infection • Intestinal Parasites • Kidney Stones • Lightning Strikes • Malaria • Motion Sickness • Mountain Sickness • Pneumonia • Poisoning • Poisonous Plants • Pulse and Breathing • Pyelitis and Cystitis • Rabies • Scorpion Stings • Shock • Slipped Disk • Smoke Inhalation • Snakebite • Spider Bite • Sprains • Stab Wounds • Strains • Stroke • Sunburn • Tickbite Fever • Toothache/Tooth Injuries • Typhoid Fever • Unconsciousness • Vertigo

Dangerous Animals

Snakes

Snake Bite • Snake Venom Types • Cytotoxic • Neurotoxic • Haemotoxic Combination • Allergic reaction to Snake Bite • Management • Prevention • First Aid • Venom in the Eyes • General first aid principles • Medical Management • Poisonous Snakes • Black Mamba • Black Spitting Cobra • Boomslang • Cape Cobra • Night Adder • Forest Cobra • Gaboon Adder • Green Mamba • Mozambique Spitting Cobra • Puff Adder • Rinkhals • Snouted Cobra • Snouted Night Adder • Twig Snake • Western Barred Spitting Cobra

Spiders

Sack Spiders • Button Spiders • Six-eyed Sand Spiders • Violin Spiders

Scorpions

How to prevent being stung • Scorpion Families • Scorpionidae sp. • Uroplectes • Buthidae • Butotus Parabuthus • Symptoms • Treatment

Other Animals

Tics • Bees and Wasps • Centipedes • Hairy Caterpillars • Blister Beetles • Bombardier Beetles

Dangerous Animals up Close

Snakes • Spiders • Scorpions • Other Animals • Dangerous Animals up Close • Emergency Numbers

Bush Vehicle Repairs

Inspections • Support Items • Useful Vehicle Parts • Vehicle Nostart Chart • Repairing Radiator Damage • Overheating • Clutch Failure • Flat Battery • Welding in the Bush • Drowned Engine Recovery • Emergency Road Kit •

Biomes and Vegetation Types



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