Survival Handbook: An Essential Companion to the Great Outdoors Book Description:
Survival Handbook: An Essential Companion to the Great Outdoorsshows you how to:
- Pack and dress for survival
- Tie various types of knots
- Build and find shelter in different environments
- Build and put out a fire safely
- Locate and purify water
- Forage for food and avoid poisonous plants
- Avoid deadly animals
- Protect yourself from bad weather
- Treat a range of injuries
- Find your way back home safely
Whether you're lost, hungry, burned, or buried, knowing essential emergency survival skills could literally mean the difference between life and death. Don't go into the wild without this book!
From the Publisher
Survival Handbook: An Essential Companion to the Great Outdoors
Survival isn’t easy.
No matter who you are or where you may be, each and every day is full of unique challenges that must be conquered if you hope to endure and thrive. That’s where this book comes in, to help teach you exactly what you need to know to make it through even the most unexpected and unforgiving circumstances. In these pages, you’ll learn how to make a shelter, build a fire, locate clean water, forage for food, avoid deadly animals, protect yourself from bad weather, and find your way back home safely afterwards.
When you’re planning a journey into the unknown, it’s best to be prepared for any eventuality. Having the right equipment on hand (and knowing how to use it) can reduce almost any major disaster to a minor distraction. If you like to answer nature’s beckoning call, you can at least be properly suited to survive!
Shelters: From Camps to Caves
It may seem like finding food and water would be the most essential task for anyone in a survival situation, but the truth is that finding shelter is far more crucial. In fact, while humans can survive three weeks without food and three days without water, they won’t last that long without shelter in inhospitable conditions. That’s why finding or building a shelter should always be priority number one!
Finding shelter may be the first step to surviving in the wild, but there’s another key component that you won’t last long without-fire! Once you know how to build a fire, a whole new world of possibilities suddenly opens up to you. Fire will help you keep warm, cook food, boil water, and even send distress signals in emergency scenarios. This section will show you how to heat things up while making sure they don’t get too hot to handle.
What About Water?
Now that you’ve built a shelter and started a fire, it’s essential to start searching for the next key to survival in the wild: water. Staying hydrated means staying alive, especially in a survival situation. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a setting where freshwater is abundant or one where even a single drop is a rare treasure. If you don’t know how to find water or how to make it safe to use, you don’t stand a chance of surviving for very long.
Plant Life: Eat and Avoid
If you’re out in the wild alone with nothing but plants to keep you company, you might as well put your new friends to good use. Forests and fields are teeming with plants that you can use to fill your stomach or to treat unexpected illnesses. But not everything green means go, so it’s time to brush up on how to find the plants that help and to avoid the ones that hurt.
You may be stranded out there in the wilderness, but don’t worry-you’re not as alone as you think. As far away as civilization may seem, the world beyond is teeming with life in the form of adorable woodland critters, majestic birds, and even dangerous predators. Remember, you’re the stranger in their domain, so be sure to respect their home, or they may decide to bite back!
Whether you thought it was comforting or mildly terrifying to learn that the wilderness is teeming with all sorts of furry and scaly critters, you’ll definitely be shocked to learn how many more insects there are around you. It’s estimated that there are ten quintillion insects alive on the planet! And while most of them are harmless to humans and beneficial to the ecosystem, there are some that should be avoided at all costs!
It’s hard enough trying to survive in the world under relatively normal circumstances, so what happens when the world decides to fight back? No matter where you go on the planet, there might be a natural disaster waiting right around the corner, ready to put your skills to the test. Whether you’re fleeing from a forest fire or braving a blizzard, knowing what to do in each unique situation could drastically improve your forecast for surviving another day!
Lost and Found
The wilderness is a big place. Even if you think you’re paying perfect attention, one wrong turn or misread map could send you spiraling off into the unknown. Understanding basic navigation skills may be the key factor in making sure that you don’t get lost while in the wild, but when a map and a compass aren’t enough to keep you on course, it’s important to know what to do next to make it out of the woods safely.
No matter how much you know about survival, sometimes there’s just no way to prevent things from going wrong. Accidents happen, and things can unexpectedly go from bad to worse in the blink of an eye. Even if you can’t always stop tragedy from striking, being prepared to deal with the aftermath in the most effective way possible will give you a much better chance of turning things around.
Publisher:becker&mayer! kids (February 26, 2019)
Reading age:7 – 9 years
Grade level:2 – 4
Item Weight:11.2 ounces
Dimensions:6.63 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Survival Handbook: An Essential Companion to the Great Outdoors
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