The Emergency Survival Manual (Outdoor Life)

294 Life-Saving Skills


About The Book

Assess. Respond. Protect. From break-ins to basement flooding to broken bones, in the Emergency Survival Manual you’ll find everything you need to be prepared for any emergency that comes your way.

Who’s better suited to write a book about handling emergencies than an Emergency and Risk Management Consultant and the CEO of Mutual Aid Response Services (MARS). Joseph Pred is the go-to-guy for assessing and handling emergencies.  When you combine his knowledge with that of the experts at Outdoor Life magazine what do you get? An epic book filled with lifesaving skills. This book also covers what to do before the first responders arrive…or if they never do. 

Basic Tools & Skills: Everything you need to know to assess and start handling an emergency. From stocking a first aid kit and treating burns, cuts and broken bones, to protecting yourself when using pepper spray and performing CPR.

Home and Family Safety: Protect your house and keep you and your family safe. Learn how to deal with a lost child, handle house fires, public transit scares, car accidents, and help a sick or hurt pet.  

Community Safety: All the ways to help your neighbors and keep your community safe. From what to do if you see a house being broken into and dealing with school tragedies, to coping with a major natural disaster and handling a toxic spill – and everything in between.

When disaster strikes you want to be ready, and you can be with the Emergency Survival Manual.  With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift!


“Each man’s home is his safest refuge.” This 17th-century English legal concept has been interpreted as meaning that you can exclude whomever you wish from your home. To deter criminals, you’ll want more than the law on your side.
BE ALARMED Install a burglar alarm with a mix of sensor types, including motion, shock (to detect windows being broken), smoke, heat, and contact sensors.
TAPE IT Install security cameras that record to cloud storage so you’ll have evidence if anything happens. You can even view your camera feeds via a smartphone app or Web page if you want to check in on your property remotely.
TRICK THEM You can buy phony alarm company stickers and even fake cameras (which come complete with red LED indicators). Burglars generally make a split-second decision as to whether a target is worth the trouble, so you really
LIGHT ’EM UP Install a set of motion sensor lights or bright floodlights outside so that no one can hide in the shadows or sneak up to your house.
PRETEND YOU’RE HOME Install timers that turn lights, TVs, and radios on and then off at preprogrammed times to make it appear that you’re home.
LOCK UP Don’t make it easy; lock all doors and windows when you leave your home. Make sure all entrance doors have a deadbolt lock to better secure against intrusion.
KEEP YOUR KEYS Avoid hiding a key outside; if you do, don’t hide it in a flowerpot or other obvious place a burglar might check. Consider asking a trusted neighbor to hold duplicate keys for you instead.
BAR THE DOOR If you have sliding glass doors or windows, install security bars or wooden dowels cut to fit into the tracks so that they can’t be popped open. Add decorative reinforcement or kick plates to any entrance door to strengthen it.
WATCH OUT Create or join a neighborhood watch program so that people in your neighborhood will help keep an eye on each other’s property.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (October 6, 2015)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781616289546

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