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Outdoor Survival Guide – Book Review
Outdoor Survival guide – Book Review
“The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide” written by J. Wayne Fears is a well written guide for short term survival in the wild. The book concentrates on surviving an unplanned night in the woods. Preparation is the key to survival. The guide is paperback sized and can easily be packed or carried in a pocket.
It includes chapters on modern search and rescue, making a plan, survival kits, preparing signals, constructing a shelter, building a fire, sleeping warm, dealing with insects, safe water, food and much more.
One chapter in particular caught my attention. Chapter five explains why you should STOP if you are lost and follow a simple plan to survive, Sit, Think, Observe, Plan. This simple procedure will increase your chances of surviving. Teaching your family these simple steps will prepare them to survive a short unplanned night in the wild.
The guide explains simple precautions to take before you go and how to assemble a survival kit and a basic first aid kit. It includes advice on how to use whistles, mirrors, flashlights, and other signal devices. It explains how to construct a shelter in different conditions and various ways to make water safe to drink. It covers avoiding hypothermia, dealing with fear, and what to do when a member of your group is missing.
This inexpensive guide could be a life saver.