Backpacker magazine’s Outdoor Survival brings you essential mind gear from the two most respected and reliable publishers of outdoor-related information. Perfect for pack or pocket, this book breaks down its subject into the essential topics, providing practical and portable information useful in the field. Full-color photos and illustrations complement concise, clear text, introducing you to basic and intermediate skills needed to safely and successfully get by in the outdoors.
Learn how to properly preplan for a trip, build a shelter, start a fire, prevent hypo- or hyperthermia, navigate when lost—and, above all, how to avoid the common pitfalls that get you into a survival situation in the first place. The book also covers other important skills, including basic wilderness first aid.