The techniques and equipment necessary for surviving in the desert are made more challenging by the intense sunlight, wide temperature range, sparse vegetation, and sandstorms, but Greg Davenport shares how to deal with the toughest conditions. Learn how to avoid insects and snakes. Photos and drawings illustrate gear and techniques necessary for survival in the rough and dangerous terrain.Travel safely through extreme environments; find water, dress for the environment, create a campsite, signal, & navigate in the desert. Series author Greg Davenport has appeared on ABC's Primetime Thursday and CBS's 48 Hours. 30 B&W photos, 124 illus.; 5.5x8 inches, 240 pgs.
Greg Davenport's "Books for the Wilderness." Best-selling author of survival books devotes one to water. Dealing with health issues and wildlife hazards in coastal and open water environments. The second book in the Wilderness series covers the techniques and equipment necessary for surviving in water. Photos and drawings illustrate gear and techniques. Survival skills include keeping warm, creating a campsite, purifying and de-salting water, and finding food along the coast. Learn to navigate with a map, compass, and sexton and how to use a sea anchor and improvise sails. Learn how to signal for help, especially in open water. Upcoming books in the series are Surviving the Desert and Surviving the Jungle.29 B&W photos, 147 illus; 6x8 inches, 304 pgs.
The first in Greg Davenport's Books for the Wilderness series, Surviving Cold Weather covers the techniques and equipment necessary for surviving in ice and snow. Photos and drawings illustrate gear and techniques. The book covers the five survival essentials--personal protection, signaling, sustenance, navigation, and health--as they relate to the cold. How to dress for winter; how to create a campsite and what to use as shelter; how to keep warm, How to signal for help with aerial flares, smoke, mirrors, and whistles, Finding and purifying water; finding and preparing food; protecting yourself and your supplies from wildlife, How to use a map and compass; how to travel on snow and ice with snowshoes, skis, and crampons; how to avoid and deal with avalanches. Upcoming books in the series are Surviving Open and Coastal Waters, Surviving the Desert, and Surviving the Jungle. 23 B&W photos, 136 line drawings, 6x9 inches, 240 pgs.