Author(s): Garth Hattingh
Testing the ability to survive unaided in the outdoors - whether moors, mountains, deserts or sea - is becoming increasingly popular. The Outdoor Survival Manual approaches the subject for the ordinary reader who has an interest in adventure travel and in self-sufficiency. This book explains how to prepare for a trip into the wilderness anywhere in the world and how to be safe once there. Illustrated with superb photographs, step-by-step diagrams and detailed graphics, it includes orienteering and navigation skills, getting along with wildlife (from insects to bears), meeting essential water and food needs, building a shelter and, in emergencies, surviving life-threatening events. Filled with information and inspiring to look at, the book's approach is environment-conscious as well as safety-conscious. From packing the right gear, to re-learning the outdoor skills that were probably second-nature to our ancestors, this is the perfect reference work for trekkers, backpackers and other adventure travellers.