Adventure Travel in the Third World
Everything You Need to Know to Survive in Remote and Hostile Destinations
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 261 pages|
|Other Information: ||b/w photos|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 2003|
Table of Contents
Foreword by Robert Young Pelton Introduction: Living to Tell the Stories Chapter 1: Destination Research Laws and Political Status Language Local Customs Medical Requirements Insurance Passport and Visa Requirements Travel Guides and Internet Research Chapter 2: Preparing to Leave the Comforts of Home Group vs. Solo Travel Packing for the Trip Scheduling Your Travels Pre-Trip Emergency Planning Travel Survival Kits Chapter 3: Arriving in the Host Country Luggage Security Immigrations and Customs Bribing and Smuggling as Survival Tools Foreign Currency Infrastructure and Environment Third World Transportation Chapter 4: Home Away from Home Acquiring Local Guides Choosing Guides for Abnormal Travels Selecting a Hotel Restaurants Communications Chapter 5: City Life Local Police and Military Personal Security Threat Response Planning Emergency Health Issues Chapter 6: Social Life: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Nightlife Prostitution Mind-Altering Substances Tourist Attractions Chapter 7: Going Bush Survival Kits: Personal Wilderness Insurance Methods of Travel Dangers of Remote Travel Chapter 8: Proven Gear for Extreme Environments Clothing and Footwear Packs Shelters and Sleeping Gear Knives Navigational and Electronic Gear Camera Equipment Miscellaneous Gear Chapter 9: Real-World Wilderness Survival Assessing the Situation Fire Shelter Water Food Map and Compass Navigation Signaling Self-Rescue Waterborne Survival Chapter 10: Wilderness First Aid Issues Surrounding Wilderness First Aid Hypothermia Heat-Related Illness Lacerations and Bleeding Fractures Diarrhea Insect Bites and Stings Anaphylactic Shock Snake Bites Dental Pain Travel First-Aid Kits Disease-Free Travel First-Aid Training Chapter 11: The Trip Home Repatriation Into Your Country of Origin Post-Trip Health Concerns Final Thoughts Acknowledgments and Resources
About the Author
Jeff Randall has made dozens of trips to nearly every country in Central and South America and has worked and traveled in China, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and many other countries. An acknowledged expert in wilderness survival skills and an accomplished designer of hard-core outdoor equipment, he is the proprietor of Randall's Adventure & Training. Mike Perrin is a graduate of the Peruvian Air Force Jungle Operations and Survival School and a wilderness survival instructor specializing in tropical environments. He is a chief instructor for Randall's Adventure & Training.
"This comprehensive guide delves into a huge range of travel dilemmas -- not for the faint hearted..." -- Wanderlust, August 2003.
|Publisher: ||Paladin Press,U.S.|
|Dimensions: ||21.34 x 13.72 x 1.78 centimeters (0.39 kg)|