Wilderness Survival For Dummies book cover

Wilderness Survival For Dummies

Published: July 7, 2009

Overview

Learn to:

  • Use survival techniques to stay alive on land or at sea
  • Understand basic navigation
  • Find enough water and food
  • Signal for help and get rescued

Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors

Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale!

  • Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food
  • Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others
  • Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky
  • Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies
  • Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore

Open the book and find:

  • Common survival scenarios you may encounter
  • Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups
  • The items you need to stay alive
  • Basic orientation skills
  • Ways to keep warm or cool
  • The best methods for building a fire in any environment
  • What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild
  • True stories of survival

Learn to:

  • Use survival techniques to stay alive on land or at sea
  • Understand basic navigation
  • Find enough water and food
  • Signal for help and get rescued

Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors

Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale!

  • Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food
  • Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's
attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others
  • Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky
  • Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies
  • Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore
  • Open the book and find:

    • Common survival scenarios you may encounter
    • Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups
    • The items you need to stay alive
    • Basic orientation skills
    • Ways to keep warm or cool
    • The best methods for building a fire in any environment
    • What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild
    • True stories of survival
    Wilderness Survival For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    If you’re ever caught in a wilderness survival situation, knowing some navigation methods, ways of signaling for help, and how to use various radios and worldwide frequencies will increase your chances of finding your way or being spotted and rescued.