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Wilderness Survival: Staying Alive Until Help Arrives (Falcon Guides Wilderness Survival)

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Publisher Comments:

Learn how to avoid common wilderness mishaps and handle them confidently if an emergency arises. In Wilderness Survival, author Suzanne Swedo describes all the skills you need to survive short-term wilderness emergencies, whether you become stranded by bad weather, are forced to abandon your pack, or fall ill.

Packed with essential advice, this easy-to-use guide includes new research on backcountry water quality and the uses—and limitations—of cell phones and global positioning systems (GPS).

 
Featuring:

A checklist of essential gear

Tips for staying on track in the woods

Advice on adapting to hot and cold weather conditions

Critical information on food and water emergencies

Synopsis:

This updated guide contains valuable information on trip planning, staying found, what to do if you get lost, survival priorities, and new research on backcountry water quality and the uses — and limitations — of cell phones and global positioning systems (GPS).

About the Author

Author Suzanne Swedo is the founder and director of WILD, an international and domestic adventure travel company. She has led groups into the wilderness for over 25 years and teaches wilderness survival and natural sciences for individuals, schools, universities, museums, and organizations such as Yosemite Association and the Sierra Club.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Using This Book; 1. Before You Go; 2. The Ten or More Essentials; 3. How Not to Get Lost; 4. If You Get Lost; 5. Survival Priorities and First Aid; 6. Shelter from Cold and Heat; 7. Starting an Emergency Fire; 8. Water Emergencies; 9. Food Emergencies; Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762740123
Author:
Swedo, Suzanne
Publisher:
Falcon Press Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
First Aid
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Wilderness survival
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Health and Medicine-First Aid
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Kestrel
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 bandw illustrations, 2 charts
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 in

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This updated guide contains valuable information on trip planning, staying found, what to do if you get lost, survival priorities, and new research on backcountry water quality and the uses — and limitations — of cell phones and global positioning systems (GPS).

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