The Ultimate Survival Guide

The Ultimate Survival Guide

by Mike Flynn
     
 

The perfect guide for preparing scouts, explorers, and budding survival experts for any eventuality while adventuring in the great outdoors

Full of inspiring true life survival stories, this helpful guide teaches top tips for surviving out in the wilderness—or even in the backyard. Taking inspiration from the experts, it covers a multitude of survival

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The perfect guide for preparing scouts, explorers, and budding survival experts for any eventuality while adventuring in the great outdoors

Full of inspiring true life survival stories, this helpful guide teaches top tips for surviving out in the wilderness—or even in the backyard. Taking inspiration from the experts, it covers a multitude of survival techniques both historical and cultural, from how the SAS approach survival during wartime to how the Bedouin survive with barely any water in the intense desert heat. So switch off that computer game, step outside, and use this invaluable guide to learn how to plot a map, make a weatherproof shelter, navigate using the stars, leave tracking signals for others to follow, bake high-energy survival snacks, and more!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4�8—While most children are not likely to be stranded on the polar ice caps, or become lost in the Sahara among the Bedouin, there is fun in speculating about what if...? This title is introduced by Ben Fogle, an adventurer who so loved the Canadian wilderness as a child that he grew up to hack through jungles, row a small boat across the Atlantic, and spend a year on an uninhabited island. Some of the survival tips offered in this attractive book may relate to exotic environments, but most are shown to have applications in anyone's backyard. Six chapters cover topics such as knowing where you are and where you're going, coping with extreme temperatures, finding food and water, communicating for help, and essential survival gear. The kid-friendly format contains factual information amid colorful illustrations and photos. Each chapter has activities such as how to make a sun compass, a pizza-box oven, or a water filter from natural materials. Real survival stories from history appear as spiral-notebook pages in each chapter, such as a doctor who didn't tell anyone he was going fishing and became caught under a boulder, or the well-known account of the soccer team whose plane crashed in the Andes and was portrayed in Piers Paul Read's Alive (Harper Perennial, 2005). Tips, warnings, and trivia will keep unmotivated readers engaged, and a final quiz will test their new survival knowledge.—Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780330467254
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Series:
The science of.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Mike Flynn is a trekker and climber with firsthand knowledge of the techniques explained in this book. He has written for The Guinness Book of World Records and is the author of Emergency Planet Earth: A Beginner's Guide to Survival. Ben Fogle is a television presenter, an adventurer, and a writer. He has a column in Sky magazine and has contributed to the Evening Standard and New York Times.

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