The Tracker’s Handbook: How to Identify and Trail Any Animal, Anywhere

Few experiences in the wild are as satisfying as tracking down an animal on its own terms on its own turf. Whether you’re hunting, seeking to capture an animal's image on film or video, or simply trying to get closer to nature, successful tracking is a valuable, and disappearing, skill. The Tracker’s Handbook was written to make anyone, no matter how much experience they have in the wild, better versed in the fine points of tracking North American wildlife. Len McDougall’s book will also cover the modern tools that can make tracking easier.

Over twenty different animals are profiled, including the New World Moose, American Elk, and Whitetailed Deer. Each section goes into fine detail, including the habitat and range; foods; mating and seasonal habits; tracks; scat (feces); signs; and vocalizations of the animals. Plus there are detailed sections on tracking and stalking techniques such as cold hunting, camouflage, and using the stump method. In addition to all of this, the book is rife with full gorgeous full color photographs, illustrating each point. For anyone looking to up their hunting game, for anyone that is interested in nature and all its majesty The Tracker’s Handbook is a must have.

Gun Digest’s Concealed Carry Ankle Holsters eShort: Ankle holsters and concealed carry guns, plus concealed carry techniques (Concealed Carry eShorts)

In this excerpt from the Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, Massad Ayoob shows how to draw and fire using an ankle holster, plus gun choice considerations and the rationale of ankle carry.

Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea

The bestselling author's sequel to The Hungry Ocean–a fast-paced account of her return to swordfishing
Linda Greenlaw hadn't been bluewater fishing for ten years- not since the events chronicled in the books The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean-but when her lobster traps aren't paying off, her truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family responsibilities, she's a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the adventures begin almost immediately: The ship turns out to be rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boat's lines inadvertently drift into Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail.

Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in. Seaworthy is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self between land and water.

Air Pistol Shooting: A Guide to Pistols and Techniques

This invaluable, well-illustrated book presents a carefully crafted, step-by-step programme which teaches the complete novice air pistol shooter how to attain a high level of marksmanship. The training begins with a detailed consideration of safety procedures, basic pistol craft, range construction and the types of air pistol that are available (spring-powered, pneumatic and CO2) and how they work. The author then moves on to consider holsters, targets, and the advanced skills associated with trigger control, the hold, presentation, the stance, the fast draw and rapid fire shooting. Finally, detailed attention is paid to markmanship exercises but the author emphasizes that these should only be undertaken after all of the techniques set out in the previous chapters have been mastered.Whether you are a novice or more experienced, if you are interested in the fast growing pastime of air pistol shooting for pleasure, then this is the book for you. Covers the mastering of basic pistol craft to the very advanced skills such as fast draw and rapid fire shooting, and is superbly illustrated with colour photographs.

Winning at Bass Fishing – Being A Winner Series

"Winning at Bass Fishing" is for anyone wanting to know more about this fun sport and how they can win trophies and catch plenty of fish.

Fishing is more than just throwing a hook in the water and sitting there; it involves a whole host of strategies and techniques that can help you succeed, catch fish and win competitions. This book provides you with a step-by-step guide showing you exactly how you can win at bass fishing.
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Polar Exploration: A practical handbook for North and South Pole expeditions (Techniques)

A handbook about the mental and physical preparation and detailed planning required for a successful trip to the North or South Pole. In this guide, veteran explorer and polar pioneer Dixie Dansercoer outlines the particular considerations and requirements for all kinds of polar expedition: short self-guided trips, guided Last Degree expeditions and long-haul expeditions, self-financed or sponsored, to the Arctic or the Antarctic. Illustrated with first-hand accounts of hazardous crossings, tricky decision points and encounters with polar bears, as well as evocative expedition photography, sections cover motivation and limitations, understanding the cold, preparations, what to take, travel during the day and camp organisation at night, as well as hazards from polar bears to exploding stoves and whiteout to frostbite. For newcomers in need of guidance, it will help them begin their mental and physical preparation for surviving in such extreme environments. For returning explorers, there is plenty of information on equipment, techniques and experiences to compare and contrast. Also includes a glossary of polar terms and a recommended daily polar regime.

Gun Digest’s Concealed Carry Methods eShort Collection: Improve your draw with concealed carry holsters, purse & pocket techniques. (Concealed Carry eShorts)

In this collection, excerpted from the Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, Massad Ayoob covers hip holsters, cross draws, shoulder holsters, pocket carry, ankle holsters, non-traditional carry methods, how-to conceal large handguns, how-to improve your draw from concealment and so much more!

FLY- ROD CASTING TECHNIQUES

Past experience and manufacturers' accepted standards may serve as a rule of thumb in the classification of rods. In reality, no strict standards as regards lengths and weights are reasonable, since the rod cannot be con­sidered alone. Any rod will perform according to the limits which the line imposes on it. A class-A rod throughout, regardless of its price tag and trappings, will be a miserable thing with a line too light or too heavy. About the only effective comparison I can think of is putting a twenty-five-horsepower outboard motor on a tiny skiff or a small one-and-one-half horsepower on a thirty-foot cruiser. It just won't work.
Rods should not be pushed beyond their reasonable endurance limits. A single day astream may require several thousand complete casting cycles. Casting a line too heavy, or a lure, for that matter, will place the rod under extreme pressures. It cannot last long. Always seek the rodbuilder's recom­mendation as to line size, either level or tapered, or torpedo head. That, at least, is a sound starting point.
It is not intended by any means to set down here the proper rod for a particular fish or fishing condition. Keep in mind that actions are not necessarily determined by lengths and weights. One nine-foot rod of five ounces may have a soggy, weak action, another of the same length and an ounce less weight may be on the quick, snappy side. Quality of cane and method of production make the difference.

The Striped Bass Book: Tackle, Techniques and Strategies for America’s Most Unpredictable Game Fish

Here is a complete, fully illustrated guide to catching striped bass (rockfish), written by a seasoned pro.

Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual: Essential Strategies For: Shelter and Water, Food and Fire, Tools and Medicine, Navigation and Signa

Green Beret and outdoor survival expert Mykel Hawke provides the most practical and accessible survival skills and information necessary for anyone to survive an unexpected situation in the outdoors. These are the most tried-and-true methods based on Hawke’s 25- year career as a captain in the US Army Green Berets, founder of the survival training company Spec Ops Inc, and popular survival expert on a wide range of television shows. Geared to the untrained civilian, Hawke provides essential and easy-to-apply information on shelter, water, fire, food, survival psychology, first aid, tools, navigation, signaling, and basic natural phenomena. Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual gives every reader the tools necessary to survive the worst imaginable circumstance and make it out alive. With more than 200 how-to illustrations and complete survival-training information, this is the most useful and user-friendly survival book available.

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