Outdoor Safety and Survival

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Rocky Mountain Books Ltd, Apr 12, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 280 pages
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Prince George-based outdoors expert, Mike Nash, shares what he has learned about outdoor safety and survival during more than thirty years of year-round treks into the rugged backcountry of western Canada. This dynamic and up-to-date handbook discusses ways to prepare for and deal with any number of critical situations that may arise in remote and mountainous terrain and is packed with information on:

  • general safety principals
  • what to take with you
  • finding your way
  • coping with year-round weather conditions
  • unexpected overnight trips
  • wildlife encounters
  • communication strategies

Interspersed with “reality checks,” the book aims to keep outdoor enthusiasts safe when travelling in the outdoors, all the while ensuring an appreciation of the many splendours that outdoor adventuring has to offer.

 

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Contents

CAUTIONARY NOTE
7
INHERENT RISKS AND GOOD IUDGMENT
17
PREPAREDNESS
33
PREPARATION PLANNING AND PRACTICE
41
WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS CAN OCCUR?
47
SAFETY PROCEDURES
56
EQUIPMENT FOR AN UNEKPECTED OVERNIGHTER
68
HYPOTHERMIA THE SILENT KILLER
87
WINTER SURVIVAL
185
AVALANCHE
194
WHAT IF YOU ARE LOST?
200
WHAT IF SOMEBODY ELSE IS LOST?
203
INDUSTRIALROAD SAFETY
206
DOWNED AIRCRAFT
210
PREPARING FOR AN EXTENDED OUTDOOR TRIP
214
OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP
219

I3 GIVING AND HEEDING ADVICE
97
DESERT AND ARID ENVIRONMENTS 194
104
BORDERLINE MOUNTAINEERING
113
COMMUNICATIONS
125
SAFETY AROUND BEARS
135
OTHER WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS
150
NATIVE PLANTS
168
AFTER SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED
171
EMERGENCY SHELTERS
178
EPILOGUE
247
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
252
LESSONS OF HISTORY AN ANNOTATED LIST OF CLASSIC READING
253
COMMONLY USED KNOTS
259
SOURCES AND RESOURCES
261
NOTES
264
INDEX 2815
266
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
279
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About the author (2012)

Mike Nash has 34 years of experience with outdoor and backcountry recreation in Prince George and northern British Columbia, and has been writing about the area in newsletters, magazines and a community newspapers for over a decade. Mike is the author of Exploring Prince George: A Guide to North Central B.C. Outdoors (RMB, 2007).

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