Wilderness survival for dummies by Cameron M. Smith
By Cameron M. Smith
Your one-stop consultant to surviving and having fun with the good Outdoors
Want to understand tips on how to remain alive in severe occasions? This useful, actual advisor provides all of the professional, field-tested instruments and methods you must live on. even if you end up misplaced within the woods, adrift on a lifestyles raft, bitten by way of a snake, or desiring protect in chilly climate, this hands-on source teaches you the way to stick secure (and sane), locate rescue, and reside to inform the tale!
- Know the fundamentals of survival — practice life-saving first relief, make hearth and take care of, and locate water and food
Manage your feelings — focus on panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and wish with others
Increase your possibilities of rescue — sign for support and navigate utilizing a compass or the sky
Practice specialist survival tools — tie crucial knots, craft your individual guns and instruments, and make normal remedies
Gain knowledge for water emergencies — remain afloat while your send or boat sinks, stay away from dehydration and hunger, and make it to shore
Open the ebook and find:
- Common survival eventualities you could encounter
Tried-and-tested recommendation for people or groups
The goods you must remain alive
Basic orientation skills
Ways to maintain hot or cool
The top equipment for construction a hearth in any environment
What you could (and cannot) devour and drink within the wild
True tales of survival
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