Learn how to avoid common wilderness mishaps and handle them confidently if an emergency arises. In Wilderness Survival, author Suzanne Swedo describes all the skills you need to survive short-term wilderness emergencies, whether you become stranded by bad weather, are forced to abandon your pack, or fall ill. Packed with essential advice, this easy-to-use guide includes new research on backcountry water quality and the uses and limitations of cell phones and global positioning systems (GPS). 96 pages, 4¼" x 7"
* A checklist of essential gear
* Tips for staying on track in the woods
* Advice on adapting to hot and cold weather conditions
* Critical information on food and water emergencies