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How to Die in the Outdoors: From Bad Bears to Toxic Toads, 110 Grisly Ways to Croak

Walking / Outdoor GuidePopular Science

By: Buck Tilton

Falcon Guides

Paperback | Oct 2009 | Edition: 2 | #197935 | ISBN-13: 9780762754106
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By living a normal, boring life, you have an excellent chance of becoming yet another statistic on the list of leading causes of death. Of course, the process can be accelerated a bit by forgoing exercise, eating lots of fat, smoking, drinking heavily (not water), and worrying. Buck Tilton prefers to ponder the alternatives. In "How to Die in the Outdoors", he presents 110 far more interesting and unique ways to perish, from such intriguing scenarios as snake bite, elephant foot, walrus tusk, and rhino horn.

In a straightforward style, with easy-to-understand terms and all laced with his trademark wit, Tilton describes not only the details of how you can die--some intriguingly gory, yet all based (more or less) on facts--but also ways to avoid death should a life-threatening situation arise before you're ready to leave this world for whatever afterlife there might be.

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Buck Tilton, a wilderness medicine expert, is a columnist for Backpacker magazine. His many FalconGuides, which include "Wilderness First Responder" and "Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care", have sold more than 100,000 copies combined. He is also the author of two books under The Globe Pequot Press's how-to Knack imprint, including "Knack Hiking and Backpacking". He teaches for the Wilderness Medicine Institute at the National Outdoor Leadership School.

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