Synopses & Reviews
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 usesand limitationsof 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
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