Gregory Davenport, a former USAF Survival Instructor, is the founding member of Simply Survival, a wilderness education program based in Stevenson, Washington. He has consulted or appeared on 48 Hours, BBC, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, ABC PrimeTime Thursday, and Outdoor Life Network.
Wilderness Survivalby Gregory J. Davenport
Anyone who has hiked the wrong path into the woods can appreciate the importance of making the best of a bad situation. In this easy-to-use guide, USAF instructor Greg Davenport explains, in clearly written text and detailed diagrams, the most efficient ways to ensure personal safety in the wild. Creating shelter and heat, procuring food and water, and navigating unfamiliar territory are just a few of the survival basics Davenport covers. 100 drawings. 15 photos.
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Davenport has updated his Wilderness Survival book improving on an already outstanding text. The second edition has an updated signaling chapter, expanded text in all other areas of survival, and a new chapter on survival for kids. The second edition is by far the best book on outdoor safety and survival available!
This book offers everything you need to survive in the wilds. It includes information on every aspect of survival including makeshift shelters, signaling, and food preparation. This is a great book for the outdoor enthusiast.
Wilderness Survival is a very good general survival reference for most environments, especially forests and mountains, with lots of useful information. Like most survival books, it's pretty thin on information necessary to desert and jungle survival, and I would definitely recommend additional reading if you think you may be traveling in these areas of the world.