A Complete Guide to Surviving in the Wilderness: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Alive and Get Rescued

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2014 - Nature - 288 pages

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? You aren t the only one. Shows like Man vs. Wild and Survivor are popular for a reason we all love adventure, and it s not difficult to imagine scenarios in which we can amaze ourselves and our companions with these life-saving skills.
Even though these shows might glamorize the stranded-on-a-deserted-island fantasy we ve all had, making it in the wild is no small feat. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a first-time hiker, many potential dangers lurk in the wilderness, and visitors might find themselves facing unforeseen challenges. By reading A Complete Guide to Surviving in the Wilderness: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Alive and Get Rescued, you are taking the first step toward making it out of any potentially harmful wilderness situation alive.
We ve gathered information from the best survival manuals and have spoken to numerous experts to give you the tools you will need to become a real-life survivor. Because an emergency in the wilderness presents its own set of unique circumstances and challenges, it s imperative you know how to help yourself and others. You must be aware of potential dangers ahead of time and plan appropriately.
You will learn how to assess your surroundings, stay calm, develop a plan of action, and ultimately do what it takes to make it through whatever situation you may find yourself in. You will take an in-depth look into building shelter, foraging and identifying food that is safe to eat, purifying water so you do not become dehydrated, avoiding poisonous plants, animals, and other potential hazards, and many more valuable skills that might just save your life. There is also detailed information on first aid, climate-specific conditions to know and look out for, navigation, and much more.
This complete guide explains what you need to know in detail so you can worry about more important things, like your next adventure. It is very difficult to face the elements and succeed you must prepare yourself as much as you can and be ready to fight for your life. This book will show you how.
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Contents

Preparation and Avoidance
17
Your Survival
29
Starting and Maintaining a Fire
65
Finding Locating a Natural Water Source
81
Finding Food Packing Survival Food
95
Signaling
171
First Aid
187
Survival Skills
213
Survival on the Water
241
Disaster Survival at Home
261
Conclusion
279
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About the author (2014)

Terri is living on five rural acres and slowly building it into a thriving organic farm. Although she grew up in the city, today she prefers a natural country life with her significant other and young daughter. By managing a freelance writing career from home, she can spend most of her time outdoors tending to both garden and livestock, which has given her a great deal of hands-on experience that she treasures. Not only has she gleaned her knowledge from experience, but also she has learned from the numerous helpful neighbors who seem to constantly have tips and suggestions to offer. Eventually, Terri hopes to be more self-sufficient and produce most of her own food. When not in the garden or barnyard, she studies genealogy and collects antique typewriters.

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