A Manual For American Servicemen in the Arab Middle East
Using Cultural Understanding to Defeat Adversaries and Win the Peace
The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has sent U.S. diplomats and troops around the world. In the current security environment, understanding foreign cultures is crucial to defeating adversaries and working with allies. Lt. Col. William D. Wunderle explains how U.S. soldiers and commanders can look at military interventions—from preparation to execution—through the lens of cultural awareness, while always minding post-conflict stability operations. He also suggests much-needed changes to the traditional intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) and the military decision-making process (MDMP). Fascinating, concise, and timely, this is a must-read for military personnel, the intelligence community, and anyone seeking to grasp the motivations and decision-making styles of people all over the globe.
Paperback; 6" x 9"
B&W Illustrations : 10
Published: May 2008
Author: Lt Col. William D. Wunderle
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Backcountry Cooking Goodbye to mundane, expensive, freeze-dried camping food and welcome to tasty, environmentally conscious, inexpensive dishes. Seasoned outdoor cook Sierra Adare spices her creative and easy-to-follow recipes with Western culinary history and first accounts that are informed by the traditions of the trail. Inside the book are lists of grocery items you can buy beforehand at your local store, along with instructions to dehydrate your own food to avoid the high prices of outdoor markets. Your stomach just isn’t prepared for the great outdoors without Backcountry Cooking—your number one source for easy camp cooking, recipes adaptable for all types of camping, and the best ideas for making your next outdoor adventure remarkable and delicious. 240 Pages 6” x 9” ISBN 978-1-61608-312-0
BACK TO BASICS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL SKILLS Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked. 464 Pages 11” x 9” ISBN: 978-1-60239-233-5
BOY SCOUTS HANDBOOK This is a facsimile reprint of the very first Boy Scouts Handbook, complete with the wonderful vintage advertisements that accompanied the original 1911 edition, now in full color. Over 40 million copies of this book have been distributed since its first publication nearly 100 years ago. The original Boy Scouts Handbook standardized American scouting and emphasized the virtues and qualifications for scouting, delineating what the American Boy Scouts declared was needed to be a ,well-developed, well-informed boy.” The book includes information on the organization of scouting, signs and signaling, camping, scouting games, and a description of several scouting honors. Scouts past and present will be fascinated to see how scouting has changed, as well as what has stayed the same over the years. 448 Pages 5” X 7” ISBN 978-1-61608-198-0
Camp Cooking Camp Cooking covers it all: from meat, to fish, to vegetables, baked goods and sauces. Fred Bouwman explains it all in easy-to-follow steps. This information has been tested and retested in the field. Much of it is just not available anywhere else and Bouwman lets his expertise run wild here. Chapters include information on building campfires that are serviceable for cooking, selecting the best camp stove, utensils, and how to pack and carry a camp ,kitchen.” Bouwman also looks at the myths and the facts of safe water purification while camping, and teaches methods for safely purifying your water supply. The book closes with a great section on selecting using the wide selection of foods available to today’s camper. 244 Pages 5” x 8” ISBN 978-1-60239-691-3
Camp Life in the Woods & the Tricks of Trapping & Trap Making W. Hamilton Gibson’s guide to camping and trapping will give you a lesson in self-sufficiency and living simply. Building camp shelters and log huts, woodland bedding, and birch canoes are just some of the skills you can learn by reading this classic wilderness manual. This book is a perfect gift for the outdoorsman interested in learning new camping techniques. Learn some of the old tried and true tricks for bait and trapping, such as creating portable snares or coop traps. These simple techniques make catching animals such as beavers, partridge, raccoons, and rabbits on your next camping trip a cinch. While the book includes numerous effective traps, it promotes a conservationist hunting style by encouraging readers to respect animals and to never pursue trap-making out of cruelty. The guide also includes information on how to make the most out of your catch, with recipes for making venison jerky, gutting fish, and instructions on curing and tanning fur skins. 304 Pages 5” X 7” ISBN 978-1-62087-425-7
Dehydrating Food With the easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions here, anyone can have fun, save money, and create delicious meals by dehydrating food. Learn the basic methods—sun drying, oven drying, net bag, and commercial food dehydrators—before moving on to drying herbs for tea, making your own tasty (and healthier) jerky, and so much more. Also included is a section on the nutritional benefits of drying food. With 164 recipes ranging from breads to desserts, soups to pies, and cereals to entrees, Dehydrating Food is a book for anyone who is interested in learning how to save money and create delicious meals by drying their own food. 192 Pages 6” x 9” ISBN: 978-1-60239-945-7
DOOMSDAY PREPPING CRASH COURSE A Disaster can strike at any moment. Luckily, Patty Hahne’s Doomsday Prepping Crash Course can show you how to prepare your home for any emergency. This simple, easy-to-follow guide will provide you with tips and tricks for all aspects of the prepping process. Prepping for disaster is just that—a process. The most important step in prepping is having a good plan in place and getting your priorities straight from the beginning. It includes tips on how to make small changes to your daily habits and implement specialized plans for unique disasters. Understanding that what’s in your wallet is always a concern, Hahne provides advice on how to make your home safe even when you are on a tight budget. It provides tips on everything from stocking up on medication to purifying your water and ensuring that your animals and pets survive the event. Also included is a guide to building the ideal bug out bag-a 72-hour survival kit that will help you remain comfortable if you cannot spend Doomsday at home. The people who plan and prepare will be best equipped to weather the storm. 176 Pages 5” x 7” ISBN 978-1-62087-874-3
Emergency Pantry Handbook The Emergency Pantry Handbook by cooking expert and readiness enthusiast Kate Rowinski offers tips, techniques, and advice on how to keep your family safe, well-fed, and fully supplied in the event of any crisis. With simple instructions, she demonstrates how to create an emergency strategy; how to protect your house, documents, and keepsakes; and how to prepare for specific disasters. Rowinski focuses on food storage and cooking—put simply, how to plan nutritional emergency meals and avoid ,making due” on canned meats and chocolate bars. The Emergency Pantry Handbook details: Storage techniques Personalizing your food plan Stockpiling, shelf life, and rotation Pickling, canning, sprouting, and drying Make delicious dinners out of your storage pantry The Emergency Pantry Handbook is the ultimate guide to keeping your family eating healthily and maintaining proper nutrition, even in the worst of circumstances. 176 Pages 6” x 9”ISBN: 978-1-62087-590-2
An Adventurer s Guide to the World s Most Dangerous Places Extreme Survival is the essential guide for what you absolutely need to know before you visit out-of-the-way places. This is not a collection of requirements for traveling in the world s most inhospitable places. Rather, it is a compilation of first-hand experiences of the BBC s Serious Survival teams over the past six years—expeditions that have faced nearly every inhospitable habitat. For every budding traveler and explorer, Serious Survival is the most essential advice on what to do to ensure that you come back in one piece. 216 Pages / 7.25" x 8.5"
The Airlite Mat is a manual inflation mat not self-inflating like most of the other mats Multimat is known for. The Airlite mat has two inflation valves on one end to aid in quick inflation and deflation. Packs down to almost nothing and weighs virtually nothing at just under a pound.
Mats supplied with stuff sack matching upper fabric, retaining band & repair kit.
Easy valve can be locked while adding air by mouth.
Dual valves for quicker deflation.
Weight:: 15 Oz
SIZE: 72X 20 X 1 Temperature:: Comfort 14°F / Low 112°F Comfort -10°C / Low 45°C The Pursuit Mat by Multimat® is soon to become a favorite of many. With its exceptional rip-stop material and impressive weight. The Pursuit Mat comes in two sizes the full length and the three quarter length. Self-Inflating Mats not only provide a little extra comfort sleeping on top of rocks and other hard surfaces but also help to add a barrier between you and the cold ground beneath. Note: The pack size is determined when mat is mid-folded and then rolled. Features: Mats supplied with microfibre-lined stuff sack/pillow case, retaining band & repair kit. Super-fast valve giving 3x airflow of a regular valve for fast inflation/deflation. 75D rip-stop polyester upper fabric Quality, lightweight, vertically drilled 16kg/m3 PU foam core for lasting performance and full inflation (Adventure 38 is also horizontally drilled) TPU membrane for air-tight seal Specifications: Legnth: 48 Weight: 16 Oz Width: 20