This is a book for the independent and adventurous-minded man. It offers useful but often long-neglected skills and imparts wisdom gleaned from many sources, including servicemen, explorers, mountaineers, sailors and adventurers of every kind. Here, among many other manly virtues, the reader can learn how to:
- Navigate by the sun and stars
- Tickle a trout
- Survive a sandstorm
- Safely cross a swollen river
- Land a light aircraft
- Cope with suspected poisoning
- Break up a dogfight
In an age when people are less and less self-reliant, Man Up! shows how, with a little forethought and a lot of good sense (and just a few handy implements), coupled with sound background knowledge and the right attitude, difficult and potentially risky situations can be confronted and dealt with. Cheerfully written and admirably concise, the book reaches back to the knowledge and experience of yesteryear, when help was never just a mobile call away, GPS didn't exist, and toughness - mental as well as physical - and independence were valued far above technology.
Whether lighting a fire in a downpour, treating a broken limb or harvesting food from the wild, Man Up! will teach you these skills, and many more.
Rod Green's many publications include books on Special Forces, the Army Air Corps and the building of the RMS Titanic. Recently he has written The Car: The History of the Automobile, as well as co-writing How Britain Worked with the motorcycle racer and TV presenter Guy Martin, the book of the 2012 Channel 4 TV series.