A comprehensive, well-organized, and user-friendly guide to staying alive in the backcountry. With concise explanations and detailed illustrations, survival expert Gregory Davenport covers the five basic elements of survival--personal protection, signaling, finding food and water, travel, and health--providing the reader with complete information on how to stay calm and alA comprehensive, well-organized, and user-friendly guide to staying alive in the backcountry. With concise explanations and detailed illustrations, survival expert Gregory Davenport covers the five basic elements of survival--personal protection, signaling, finding food and water, travel, and health--providing the reader with complete information on how to stay calm and alive until rescue arrives....
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|Number of Pages||:||307 Pages|
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Wilderness Survival Reviews
This book provides lots of useful information on survival in the wild and consideration of items to take with you. There is quite a bit of repetition but this does lend itself to somebody not needing the book cover to cover, but looking up sections as required. I skipped over some sections that I didn't care about at the moment but all-in-all found it to be a useful guide.
Survival bookContains a lot of vital information for survival, great for beginners and novice hikers. A good read to help refresh your skills.
good information. Easily accessible. Worth getting.
I live in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States and spend a great deal of time in the mountains hiking and mountain biking. In the past few years I've started doing quite a bit of rock climbing (typically class 3 and 4). I say this because it is these activities that motivated me to get a survival handbook. Davenport's book is a great primer on some basic skills ranging from trap setting, shelter and personal safety (he divides the necessary skills into health, personal protection and sustenance). While the book is not complete, I believe that such activities are best learned with a combination of theory and actual experience, a belief that seems to underly Davenport's book as well.The book is well written with the exception of the directions regarding building traps and travel/negation. both of which are somewhat confusing when being read. However, the basic important points are there. I would recommend this book to those who are actually going to go out into the wilderness and try their hand at survival. Although Davenport's book puts emphasis on being found when lost and being safe while lost, I think that there are better books out there for emergency situations in otherwise "normal" circumstances.
Actually it is worth the buy. It has everything from how to protect you from the natural elements and different climatic conditions, how to construct a shelter, how to make a fire with or without fire starters, how to signal for help, how to construct snares, etc... It is a good survival guide for a noob. It has got a Universal edibility test.Bad Points :The most bad thing is that, it has no colour illustrations are in the book. It is very annoying with the black and white images. All the images of snares shelters, etc has no colour images. They are drawn images.I first disadvantage I noticed about the book is that. In every book i search for edible plants setion. In this book, there is one chapter for edible plants. But it has got only two plants which are edible but the images are hand drawn. I was expecting colour images of the lots of plants. So this is one point which disappointed me.If you are from India.. This is the cheapest survival guide online on www.flipkart.com
This was a very informative read. It was also an easy read that keeps your interest. I learned some very handy new techniques. I rate this book right up there with Bradford Angier's, "How To Stay Alive in the Woods".
Awesome book. Good advice on what to do to get ready to go out to the wilderness and also great advice on how to survive in the wilderness to. Everyone that plans on going out to the wilderness needs to take a copy of this book with them.
Good history of a truly unique combat force.
I skimmed through this as research. Information is presented clearly and the book is well-organized. I hope I never have to survive in the wilderness -- as some of my characters do.