"Basic Wilderness Survival Skills" comprises a broad section of field-tested skills, presented in easy-to-follow instructions. Both novice and expert outdoor enthusiasts can master Angier's techniques -- from choosing the appropriate camping gear to building a fire without matches, from identifying wild plants to paddling a canoe, and from determining direction by the sun to navigating with a compass. This useful guide covers essential survival skills such as staying warm in blizzard conditions, purifying drinking water, and building emergency shelters, as well as fascinating tidbits such as improvising sunglasses and cracking a coconut without a tool.
"Basic Wilderness Survival Skills" is the perfect reference for the student who has just discovered an interest in primitive skills, the instructor searching for time-tested methods, the hunter or fisherman who enjoys all outdoor activities, or the hobbyist who prides himself on new discoveries. Whether you take day hikes on weekends or spend months in the woods, here is everything you need to know to enjoy -- and survive -- the great outdoors.