There are an estimated 50,000 wilderness search-and-rescue missions in the U.S. annually. Preparation is the key to making it out of these life-threatening situations alive and Outdoor Survival Guide author Randy Gerke provides everything readers need to create an effective survival plan and be prepared for any hazardous situation. Includes a full-color guide to edible plants, tactics for wilderness navigation and signaling for help, strategies for surviving in extreme heat or cold, and much more. Original.
Outdoor Survival Guide by Randy Gerke is an outstanding overview of essential knowledge for anyone from novice outdoor enthusiasts to seasoned survivalists. The book is well organized and takes what could otherwise be dry and technical information and presents it in a very user-friendly and easily readable manner. Within each section, the skill sets are introduced in a linear progression so that each new skill presented builds off of something previously learned. This obviously comes from Gerke
's extensive background in teaching wilderness survival for many years. The book is outlined in a very practical way so that it is easy to either read through cover to cover, or search through by topic to quickly find relevant information. The abundance of included photographs and illustrations enhance the quality of written knowledge contained in the book, so that concepts can be learned easily and efficiently. Compared to many similar books on the market, I prefer the simplicity of Outdoor Survival Guide. It does not bombard the reader with too much information, but at the same time makes sure to cover all the essential survival skills necessary to stay safe. I recommend it for anyone who spends time outdoors.
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