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Wilderness Survival For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-54231-6
E-book
480 pages
June 2009
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Introduction 1

Part I: Stayin’ Alive: Basic Wilderness Survival Principles 7

Chapter 1: Surviving the Wilderness 9

Chapter 2: Preparing Yourself for a Survival Situation 19

Chapter 3: The Psychology of Survival: Gaining the Upper Hand 33

Chapter 4: Survival Style: Keeping Warm or Cool 45

Chapter 5: Making Fire in the Wilderness 63

Chapter 6: Home, Sweet Hut: Survival Shelters 75

Chapter 7: Liquid Capital: Finding Drinking Water 87

Chapter 8: Gathering and Hunting to Stay Alive in the Wilderness 105

Part II: Eyeing Advanced Survival Techniques 141

Chapter 9: Finding Your Way with Tools: Basic Wilderness Navigation 143

Chapter 10: Looking Up to the Skies: Celestial Navigation 167

Chapter 11: Trekking over Land 177

Chapter 12: Signaling for Rescue 195

Chapter 13: Administering First Aid 219

Chapter 14: Survive or Thrive? Advanced Methods and Tools 249

Part III: Surviving in Extreme Land Environments 269

Chapter 15: Special Considerations for Forests and Jungles 271

Chapter 16: The Big Chill: Enduring in Snowy Places 289

Chapter 17: Staying Alive under the Sun 313

Part IV: Surviving on the Seas, Oceans, and Great Lakes 337

Chapter 18: Staying Afloat and Warm 339

Chapter 19: The Great Drift: Aboard Life Rafts and Disabled Vessels 357

Chapter 20: Food and Drink at Sea 373

Chapter 21: Emergency Travel and Navigation at Sea 397

Chapter 22: First Aid on the Water 413

Part V: The Part of Tens 423

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Practice Wilderness Survival Skills 425

Chapter 24: Ten Quick Escapes 433

Index 441

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