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Essential Survival Skills

Essential Survival Skills
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Essential Survival Skills is a step-by-step guide to surviving and thriving in the wilderness. Includes everything you need to know when hiking or camping, such as how to build a shelter and first aid information for various types of insect bites and possible illnesses. Progresses from the very basics for beginners, through all the elements essential to becoming adept at wilderness survival, to advanced techniques to keep you ahead of the game. Illustrated sequences provide a precise guide for learning new skills or brushing up on techniques, while graphic devices analyze core details. Contents Prelims Introduction Chapter 1: PLANNING Essence of survival Psychology Planning a trip Planning an expedition Survival kits Choosing gear Packing your gear Chapter 2: CAMP CRAFT Choosing a campsite Making a camp fire Finding water Treating water Weather essentials Reading the clouds Plants & wildlife Morse code Ropes & knots More knots Chapter 4: NAVIGATION Maps & map-reading Compasses GPS & software Route finding Chapter 5: SHELTER Make-anywhere shelter Forest shelters More forest shelters Hot-weather shelters More hot-weather shelters Desert shelters Beach shelters Snow shelters More snow shelters Emergency shelters Essential Survival Skills Chapter 6: WATER Temperate sources Tropical sources Desert sources Cold conditions Water afloat Emergency water sources Chapter 7: FIRE Choose your fire Fire without matches Emergency fire-making Wild cooking Chapter 8: EMERGENCY SURVIVAL Diseases Ailments Poisonous plants Bites and stings Wild animals Environmental hazards Extreme weather Survival at sea Self-rescue Rescuing others Attracting rescuers Chapter 9: FIRST AID Basics: first aid kit; treating cuts, grazes, blisters. Heat maladies: dehydration, heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion. Treating burns. Removing foreign objects. Poisoning, diarrhea, and vomiting. Bites and stings: animal bites, snake bites, insect stings and tick bites, plant poisons. Glossary Index/Acknowledgments
DK Publishing; February 2011
178 pages; ISBN 9780756673383
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