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The Hawaiian Survival Handbook

The Hawaiian Survival Handbook

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Maybe you'll never have to fight off a wild pig or find water in the wild. Maybe you'll never need to survive Hawai‘i's tropical jungle and shoreline. But you never know. The Hawaiian Survival Handbook is a just-in-case bush guide for when things go wrong—from flash floods to shark attacks, from rip tides to box jellyfish.

Celebrated Hawaiian musician Brother Noland sees music as just one way to connect with his heritage and the ‘aina. A steward of the land and Hawaiian culture, Noland is also a dedicated tracker. “We are and have always been hunters, trackers, and fishermen,” he says. In The Hawaiian Survival Handbook, he shares the outdoor skills he has developed over a lifetime spent in Hawai‘i’s forests and waters. These essential tips and tricks will prove handy for the casual day-hiker, intrepid seashore adventurer and hardcore overnight camper alike.

Among the more than 40 survival techniques and outdoor skills included in the Handbook:

How to Avoid a Shark Attack
How to Survive a Rip Tide or Undertow
How to Forage Hawai‘i's Shoreline
How to Use a Throw Net
How to Read the Island Weather
How to Build or Find an Overnight Shelter
How to Make Fire
How to Wayfind in the Forest
How to Use the Moon
How to Make Use of Native Plants
How to Develop the Eye of the Tracker
How to Avoid a Wild Pig Attack

Brother Noland continues to perform as a musician as well as operate the Ho‘ea Initiative and its Hawaiian Inside Tracking Program. The HIT Program offers camps designed to immerse participants in the traditional ways of the Hawaiian culture, including outdoor survival techniques, such as tracking, fire-making, net-throwing and more.

Author: Brother Noland
Hardcover, 164pp
Release Date: August 2014

Note: The information in this book is meant to inform and educate and is not intended to be used as medical or other professional advice. No treatment presented herein is meant to diagnose, prevent or cure any disease, injury or other malady. Consuming food or water collected in the wild may carry risks. Always take proper safety precautions.

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