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Title:
The outdoor survival handbook
Author:
Hattingh, Garth.
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Publication Information:
Guilford, Ct. : The Lyons Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781585744343
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Testing one's ability to survive unaided in the wilderness -- be it in moors, mountains, deserts, forests, or at sea -- is becoming an increasingly popular pursuit. "The Outdoor Survival Handbook" approaches the subject for the everyday reader who has an interest in adventure travel, becoming self-sufficient, and pitting himself against Nature.

The book explains how to prepare for a trip into the wilderness anywhere in the world, be safe once there, and make it back in one piece. Illustrated with superb photographs, step-by-step diagrams, and detailed graphics, it covers such topics as orienteering and navigation skills, respect for wildlife (from ants to bears), meeting essential water and food requirements, building a shelter, and surviving life-threatening situations.

From packing the right gear to developing skills that were second nature to our ancestors, this safety-conscious and environmentally friendly reference is perfect for trekkers, backpackers, and all such adventure travelers.