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#40086 - 04/24/05 10:46 PM John D. Mccann's Book, "Build The Perfect Survival

Anyone else have this book among their survival book collection???? I most informative piece of work. Lots of ideas, concepts, and a list of material, and learning resources in back( & Ron & Karen's videos ARE in the resources list, and ARE RECOMMENDED!!!)

Quite a good book to suppliment the videos series. Plus, it has some tidbit that fill in those "murky gray areas" about kit that you feel ashamed to ask in public!!

I got mine at Borders Books on RT38 in near the Mount Laurel/Mount Holly border. But you can get/order it at any fine book store!!!

#40087 - 04/29/05 09:55 PM Re: John D. Mccann's Book, "Build The Perfect Surv
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 256
Loc: brooklyn, ny
havent bought it yet but alot of cool people i know have recommended it so far.
been gone so long im glad to be back

#197618 - 03/10/10 02:14 AM Re: John D. Mccann's Book, "Build The Perfect Surv [Re: NY RAT]
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4
I had sent an email to Doug quite some time back asking him to put this book on his list. I never heard anything back and it never appeared on the list either.

I have a copy of this book and find it to be a good helpful book. Strongly recommend it!

#272366 - 10/20/14 11:33 PM Re: John D. Mccann's Book, "Build The Perfect Survival [Re: Anonymous]
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Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 46
Fantastic book about building survival kits.

#292769 - 07/17/19 01:22 AM Re: John D. Mccann's Book, "Build The Perfect Survival [Re: Anonymous]
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Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 97
I have the book. . .It is an excellent resource and is actually out now in its second edition. In looking at the original he considers basic components and then lays out several differing kits.

Chapter 1 Basics of a personal survival kit

Part II The Comonents

Chapter 2 Fire & Light
Chapter 3 Signalling
Chapter 4 Navigation
Chapter 5 Water & Food
Chapter 6 Shelter & Protection
Chapter 7 Knives & Tools
CHapter 8 Medical
Chapter 9 Multi-purpose components
Chapter 10 Miscellaneous components

Part Three -The Kits

Chapter 11 Selecting Containers for Survival kits
Chapter 12 Making Mini & Small kits
Chapter 13 Making Medium & large kits
Chapter 14 Making Vehicle Kits (Truck, boat,ATV, Snowmobile, Aircraft
Chapter 15 In Conclusion

With three Appendices
I Recommended Survival kits
II. Suppliers for Survival Kit Components
III. Survival Training & Reading.

All in all, well written with much analysis. He also discusses tradeoffs and options.

Both editions are available on Amazon with the Second as low as $8.16.


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