Wilderness Survival For Dummies

Wilderness Survival For Dummies

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by Cameron M. Smith, John F. Haslett
     
 

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Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors

Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this

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Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors

Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale!

  • Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food
  • Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others
  • Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky
  • Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies
  • Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore

Open the book and find:

  • Common survival scenarios you may encounter
  • Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups
  • The items you need to stay alive
  • Basic orientation skills
  • Ways to keep warm or cool
  • The best methods for building a fire in any environment
  • What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild
  • True stories of survival

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470453063
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
486
Sales rank:
873,138
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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