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The Outdoor Book for Adventurous Blokes : Essential Skills and Activities for Boy of All Ages - Adrian Besley

The Outdoor Book for Adventurous Blokes

Essential Skills and Activities for Boy of All Ages

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This book will remind older readers of their fondest childhood memories: days of building go-karts and tree-houses, mucking around on rope swings or in rock pools.

It will re-awaken these half-forgotten activities and give younger readers an exciting incentive to get off their backsides and turn off the television and/or games console.

Perfect for boys of all ages, The Outdoor Book for Adventurous Blokes has over 70 entries on the great outdoors, survival techniques, games and cunning inventions, featuring entries on everything from putting up rope swings and building tree houses to practical pointers on crocodile wrestling and handy tips on surviving avalanches.

You will also find out how to...

  • Deal with a charging bull
  • Make a catapult
  • Build an igloo with your bare hands
  • Track wild animals
  • Start a fire without matches
  • Escape from quicksand.


What To Wear For An Outdoor Adventure
How To Predict The Weather
Star Spotting
Riding Your Bike Off Road
Building A Treehouse
How To Make A Rope Swing
Making Camp
Putting Up Your Tent
Camp Furniture
Building And Cooking On A Campfire
Campfire Songs
Stories Around The Campfire
Exploring Rockpools
How To Use A Snorkel And Flippers
How To Paddle A Kayak
How To Use Binoculars

Fun And Games
Finding Fossils
How To Skim Stones
Rock Climbing
How To Ski
How To Skate
Puddle Curling
Ice Sculptures
Sailing A Dinghy
How To Surf
Build A Mega-Sandcastle
How To Play Dodgeball
Capture The Flag
Throwing And Catching A Boomerang
Making A Kite
Beach-Towel Volleyball

Wilderness Survival
Assembling A Survival Kit
Find Your Way With A Map And Compass
Crossing A River
How Thick Is The Ice?
Facing Up To A Charging Bull
How To Avoid Being Struck By Lightning
Hitches And Lashings-Some Useful Knots
How To Make A Whistle
Collecting And Purifying Water
Making A Stretcher
How To Make A Catapult
Make A Bow And Arrow
Secret Signs And Messages
Traps And Snares
How To Catch A Rabbit In A Hole
The Ojibwa Bird Pole
How To Fish
How To Catch Crabs By Handline
How To Tickle A Trout
How To Gut And Clean A Fish

Cunning Inventions
Make A Tin-Can Telephone
Make A Water-Powered Rocket
Build A Glider
Build Your Own Go-Kart
Make An Exploding Lolly Stick Frisbee
Make A Water Bomb
Make A Pop-Gun
Make A Rubber Band Powered Boat
Make A Hot Air Balloon
Make Your Own Windmill
Make A Sledge

Extreme Survival
Light A Fire Without Matches
Make A Birch Bark Torch
Put Cooking
Make A Spoon
Make A Flint Knife
Build A Bivouac
Build An Igloo
Construct A Log Raft
Evasion And Camouflage
Sea Survival
Escape From Quicksand
What To Do If You’re Caught In An Avalanche
Poisonous Snakes And How To Avoid Them
Poisonous Insects And Spiders
How To Wrestle A Crocodile
Escaping A Bear Attack

Further Reading And Resources

ISBN: 9781741817386
ISBN-10: 1741817382
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2007
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.000 x 17.500