'Drawing on the wit and wisdom of Scouts down the ages, Be Preparedcontains both remarkable and reliable advice for a smoother journey through life.' Bear Grylls Are youprepared? Do you know the right way to hold an eel, wield an axe or string a hammock? Do you have the skills to survive in the wild, predict the weather or shine at a party? If the answer to any of these is no, then this is the book for you. Jam-packed with gems old and new, this compendium will delight readers of all ages. You don't need to have been a Scout to enjoy advice on being an intrepid traveller, preventing a sneeze or vaulting a fence. Gleaned from over a hundred years of Scouting heritage, Be Preparedis quirky, surprisingly useful and most of all fun. Whether you're an adventurer for real or an adventurer at heart, you'll find this a fascinating treasure trove of ideas and practical know-how.