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The techniques and equipment necessary for surviving in the desert are made more challenging by the intense sunlight, wide temperature range, sparse vegetation, and sandstorms, but Greg Davenport shares how to deal with the toughest conditions. Learn how to avoid insects and snakes. Photos and drawings illustrate gear and techniques necessary for survival in the rough and dangerous terrain.

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The techniques and equipment necessary for surviving in the desert are made more challenging by the intense sunlight, wide temperature range, sparse vegetation, and sandstorms, but Greg Davenport covers all desert travel must-knows thoroughly in his latest survival book.

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Peter, December 31, 2006 (view all comments by Peter)
Surviving the Desert is one of a series of books by Greg Davenport, in which the author attempts to provide survival advice on every single kind of wilderness environment - forest, arctic, water, etc. This time, it's the deserts of the world. Davenport's other books on forest and mountain survival are pretty good, but this desert version doesn't live up to his previous standards, and seems to cover the same old ground as prior books.

To me it would seem nearly impossible to be a survival expert on all environments, especially deserts, unless one has traveled and lived for years in each particular desert and acquired local knowledge and expertise. First of all, deserts aren't all alike, yet most desert survival books treat them identically. They vary tremendously in weather, terrain, plant and animal life - and any survival book, to be truly useful, must note how these differences affect how one obtains shelter, how to find water or edible plant life, obtain shelter, negotiate dune sand versus lava rock, etc. Davenport's book doesn't cut it, and most of the advice is fairly generic. If you really plan to backpack, or to explore the desert in a vehicle away from immediate aid, and want the best book on desert survival, try The Ultimate Desert Handbook.
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ISBN:
9780811730716
Author:
Davenport, Gregory J.
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Location:
Mechanicsburg, PA
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Desert survival
Subject:
Outdoors-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Greg Davenport's Books for the Wilderness
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.30x5.52x.75 in. .73 lbs.

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