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Wilderness Survival For Dummies


Wilderness Survival For Dummies


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von: Cameron M. Smith, John F. Haslett

13,99 €

Verlag: For Dummies
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 05.06.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780470542316
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 480

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Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale! Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore Open the book and find: Common survival scenarios you may encounter Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups The items you need to stay alive Basic orientation skills Ways to keep warm or cool The best methods for building a fire in any environment What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild True stories of survival
Introduction 1 Part I: Stayin’ Alive: Basic Wilderness Survival Principles 7 Chapter 1: Surviving the Wilderness 9 Chapter 2: Preparing Yourself for a Survival Situation 19 Chapter 3: The Psychology of Survival: Gaining the Upper Hand 33 Chapter 4: Survival Style: Keeping Warm or Cool 45 Chapter 5: Making Fire in the Wilderness 63 Chapter 6: Home, Sweet Hut: Survival Shelters 75 Chapter 7: Liquid Capital: Finding Drinking Water 87 Chapter 8: Gathering and Hunting to Stay Alive in the Wilderness 105 Part II: Eyeing Advanced Survival Techniques 141 Chapter 9: Finding Your Way with Tools: Basic Wilderness Navigation 143 Chapter 10: Looking Up to the Skies: Celestial Navigation 167 Chapter 11: Trekking over Land 177 Chapter 12: Signaling for Rescue 195 Chapter 13: Administering First Aid 219 Chapter 14: Survive or Thrive? Advanced Methods and Tools 249 Part III: Surviving in Extreme Land Environments 269 Chapter 15: Special Considerations for Forests and Jungles 271 Chapter 16: The Big Chill: Enduring in Snowy Places 289 Chapter 17: Staying Alive under the Sun 313 Part IV: Surviving on the Seas, Oceans, and Great Lakes 337 Chapter 18: Staying Afloat and Warm 339 Chapter 19: The Great Drift: Aboard Life Rafts and Disabled Vessels 357 Chapter 20: Food and Drink at Sea 373 Chapter 21: Emergency Travel and Navigation at Sea 397 Chapter 22: First Aid on the Water 413 Part V: The Part of Tens 423 Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Practice Wilderness Survival Skills 425 Chapter 24: Ten Quick Escapes 433 Index 441
John Haslett is a veteran expedition leader and adventure writer whose articles have been featured in National Geographic Adventure. Cameron M. Smith is an archaeologist at Portland State University. He has traveled the world's wildernesses in some of the most unreasonable ways imaginable.
Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale! Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore Open the book and find: Common survival scenarios you may encounter Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups The items you need to stay alive Basic orientation skills Ways to keep warm or cool The best methods for building a fire in any environment What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild True stories of survival

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