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!
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:
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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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.
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