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The Hunting & Fishing For Survival Handbook

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Readers of this handbook will discover the various ways that hunting and fishing are conducted. This handbook is not designed to be a step-by-step instruction book as there are far too many regional and personal variables that will have an impact on how these activities are performed. Novice readers who are interested in learning how to hunt and/or fish, should seek additional instruction and guidance from a local expert.

The topics covered in this handbook include foraging for aquatic wild edibles, such as seaweed and shellfish. It also covers various conventional, as well as unconventional, methods of fishing like noodling for catfish, spearfishing with modern equipment as well as homemade spears crafted out of raw material found in nature. Readers will discover the various methods of netting and trapping fish that could serve them well in a survival situation. 

Several angling techniques are also discussed to provide the reader with insightful information on handlining, jigging, trotlining, and droplining, as well as shore fishing, bait casting, ice fishing, and fly fishing. Brief discussions on building fish dams and weirs are also included, and the topic of culvert damming is also mentioned as a method of unconventional fishing.

Various methods and techniques that are applicable to small game hunting are also discussed within the pages of this handbook, such as the use of rifles, shotguns, handguns, bows, and crossbows. Readers will also learn the importance of using bait piles, scents, lures, and decoys to attract target animals to a given location. The use of animal calls for duck and turkey have also been included, as has the use of dogs to flush out small game during a hunt.

Interested enthusiasts will also discover how traps and snares are used to harvest small game animals for sustenance in a survival situation, such as deadfalls, wire/cable snares, and pit traps. Finally, this handbook discusses several methods of cooking food in an off grid situation when conventional means are not available.

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