The Scout's Guide to Wilderness Survival and First Aid: 400 Essential Skills—Signal for Help, Build a Shelter, Emergency Response, Treat Wounds, Stay Warm, Gather Resources (A Licensed Product of the Boy Scouts of America®) (Paperback)
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Be Prepared! Time-tested advice on emergency preparedness. An official publication of the Boy Scouts of America!
Each year hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts find themselves in an unexpected outdoor emergency. They get lost, injured, or stranded. Cut off from the rest of the world, they have to depend upon their survival skills to survive.
For most people, thanks to modern communications such as cell phones, satellite messengers, and personal locator beacons (PLB), it is merely a sobering two- or three-hour adventure. However, for some who did not take the proper precautions before they left home or do not have survival skills, it can end in tragedy.
The Scout's Handbook for Wilderness Survival and First Aid offers practical advice to help with:
- Building a fire
- Purifying water
- Identifying common edible plants and mushrooms
- Signaling for help
- Building simple shelters
- Practical navigation skills
- Treating wounds
- Responding in a medical emergency
- And so much more!
Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA is committed to training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities.
About the Author
J. Wayne Fears is a wildlife biologist by training who has organized big-game hunting camps, guided canoe trips, and run commercial getaway operations. Former editor of Rural Sportsman magazine, he has written more than more than twenty books on a variety of subjects ranging from cabin building (including How to Build Your Dream Cabin in the Woods) to survival (The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide) to cookbooks (including The Complete Book of Dutch Oven Cooking), and more than four thousand articles for major outdoors magazines. A member of the International Dutch Oven Society and an accomplished writer and skilled outdoorsman, Fears lives in Cross Creek Hallow, Alabama.