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Wiley Publishing 137006 Dummies Wldrness Survival - Haslett and Smith


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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

About the Author

John Haslett is a veteran expedition leader and adventure writer whose articles have been featured in National Geographic Adventure. Cameron M. Smith is an archaeologist at Portland State University. He has traveled the world's wildernesses in some of the most unreasonable ways imaginable.

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