Your no-nonsense guide to surviving in the wilderness
You need one vital tool to stay alive in a dangerous situation: good information! So forget everything you think you’ve learned from your favorite survival shows on TV and the movies. Outdoor Survival skips the gimmicks and parlor tricks. It is a straightforward guide for the everyday personwho most likely won’t have perfect conditions or expensive gear.
In most real-world situations, sitting tight and waiting for rescue is the best strategy. This guide covers everything that happens until help arrives. Learn some easy rules to remember, like 3-3-3 and S.T.O.P.and why shelter, fire, and water are top priorities. Discover time-tested techniques for making yourself easier to find. Topics in this Adventure Skills Guide include everything from building a shelter and making a fire to surviving in a vehicle and administering first aid. Outdoor Survival provides the information you need in the simplest of terms. It’s conveniently sized to keep in your glove box, backpack, or back pocket. Remember: You will survive, you will get home, and you will have a great story. The key is to use good information to keep you safe and alive.
About the Author
Benjamin Sobieck is a former editor of Living Ready, a magazine dedicated to practical survival and preparedness. He is presently an editor for BLADE, the world’s foremost knife publication, and its related books and annual BLADE Show. He's the author of The Writer’s Guide to Weapons (Writer's Digest Books), which features a foreword by David Morrell, creator of Rambo. Sobieck also writes fiction, most notably that found at Wattpad, where his thrillers have racked up 1.5 million reads. When not writing, Sobieck likes to entertain his entrepreneurial streak. He's the creator of The Writer’s Glove®, which is used in 40 countries. Sobieck calls Minnesota home, where he lives with his wife and two children.
Table of Contents
Four Simple Shelters Anyone Can Build
Three Ways to Make a Fire
Finding Water & Making It Safe to Drink
Why Sourcing Food is Usually Foolish
Stuck in a Vehicle? You’re in Luck
When to Move (and Not)
Signaling for Help
Using Smartphones/Mobile Phones
Survival Gear Recommendations
Tips for Keeping Spirits Up (Like Reading This Book!)