My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's Lone Survivor

A gripping first-person account by way of the only real survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill fireplace, which took the lives of nineteen "hotshots"--firefighters proficient in particular to conflict wildfires.

Brendan McDonough was once at the verge of turning into a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict whilst he, for the sake of his younger daughter, made up our minds to show his lifestyles round. He enlisted within the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a staff of elite firefighters established in Prescott, Arizona. Their chief, Eric Marsh, was once in a determined crunch after 4 hotshots left the unit, and maybe seeing a glimmer of promise within the thin would-be recruit, he took an opportunity at the not likely McDonough, and the opportunity paid off. regardless of the crew's skepticism, and thank you largely to Marsh's company yet loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent force and commitment, happening to effectively conflict a few blazes and finally win the arrogance of the boys he got here to name his brothers.

Then, on June 30, 2013, whereas McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed via his team--served as lookout, they faced a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in within sight Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm finally trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them inside of mins. national, it used to be the best lack of firefighter lives because the 9-11 assaults.

My misplaced Brothers is a gripping memoir that strains McDonough's tale of discovering his method out of the lifeless finish of substances, discovering his goal one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and the minute-by-minute account of the fateful day he misplaced the very males who had stored him. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience within the face of tragedy, My misplaced Brothers can also be a robust reminder of the heroism of the folks who placed themselves in harm's strategy to guard us each day.

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The River

By Gary Paulsen

"We wish you to do it again."

These phrases, spoken to Brian Robeson, will switch his existence. years previous, Brian used to be stranded on my own within the wasteland for fifty four days with not anything yet a small hatchet. but he survived.

Now the govt desires him to return into the desolate tract in order that astronauts and the army can study the survival innovations that stored Brian alive. quickly the venture backfires, although, leaving Brian with a wounded accomplice and an extended river to navigate. His in simple terms wish is to construct a raft and check out to move the injured guy 100 miles downstream to a buying and selling post--if the map he has is accurate.

From the Paperback edition.

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Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

By Dave Canterbury

The final source for experiencing the backcountry!

Written by way of survivalist specialist Dave Canterbury, "Bushcraft one hundred and one" will get you prepared in your subsequent backcountry journey with recommendation on profiting from some time outdoor. according to the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting instruments, protecting, combustion units, boxes, and cordages--this worthy advisor deals basically crucial survival abilities that can assist you craft assets out of your atmosphere and really event the wonder and thrill of the desert. inside of, you will additionally realize distinctive details on:

  • Choosing the proper goods to your kit.
  • Manufacturing wanted instruments and supplies.
  • Collecting and cooking food.
  • Protecting your self from the elements.

With Canterbury's suggestions, you will not just organize your self for any weather and state of affairs, you will additionally methods to use the paintings of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in methods you may have by no means imagined.

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Ada BlackJack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

By Jennifer Niven

Now in paperback, the gripping and encouraging story of a woman's survival on my own within the Arctic.

In 1921, 4 males and one lady ventured deep into the Arctic. years later, just one returned.

When 23-year-old Inuit Ada Blackjack signed on as a seamstress for a top-secret Arctic day trip, her objective was once uncomplicated: make cash and discover a husband. yet her terrifying experiences--both within the wild and again in civilization--comprise the most extraordinary untold adventures of the 20 th century. in response to a wealth of unpublished fabrics, together with Ada's never-before-seen diaries, bestselling writer Jennifer Niven narrates this actual tale of an unheralded lady who grew to become an not going hero.

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The Tao of Survival: Skills to Keep You Alive

By James Morgan Ayres

The Tao of Survival specializes in real-world, center survival talents which may shop your lifestyles every time and anywhere, in any emergency state of affairs. It delves into primary suggestions that the majority survival books don’t conceal, together with how to accommodate worry, constructing mind/body talents, and entirely enticing your senses to pay attention to your surroundings.

James Morgan Ayres has labored as a specialist for numerous united states executive organizations and personal companies, based 4 businesses, and lived and labored around the globe. He’s written seven books, taught seminars at the tao of survival and similar topics, and has been a pupil and instructor of Asian proposal, martial arts, therapeutic, and meditation for greater than 40 years. He presently lives in Southern California.

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Will to Live: Dispatches from the Edge of Survival

By Les Stroud

In Will to stay, Les Stroud, host of “Survivorman” and Discovery Channel’s “Les Stroud past Survival,” examines the best real tales of patience and perseverance. by means of reading real-life survival tales—like the inspiring tale of the football staff stranded within the Andes and immortalized within the bestselling ebook Alive by Piers Paul Reid—and his personal extraordinary reports within the treacherous wild, Stroud reveal how doubtless insurmountable stumbling blocks could be conquer by means of utilizing the 4 serious components of survival.

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