A New Concise Wilderness Manual from Rob Beattie: The Outdoor Survival Bible
Suitable for those new to exploring the wilderness as well as for more accomplished hikers, this compact manual contains all the advice and information needed to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience in the great outdoors.
Each chapter shows you how to prepare for, or deal with, a specific situation. Chapters include Getting stuck, Getting lost, Getting warm and Getting help, and cover topics ranging from what to wear and take with you, how to use a map and compass, how to cope with bad weather or travel after dark, and how to make a fire and find food and water in an emergency situation. There is also a chapter on how to cope if you are in trouble at sea. Throughout, the concise text is accompanied by simple line drawings. A handy reference section lists various scenarios, such as what to do in the face of an encroaching bush fire, or if you require evacuation by helicopter, with specific steps to take for each.
Whether you are travelling alone, or as part of a group, The Outdoor Survival Bible will provide you with essential support for your expedition.
About the author
Rob Beattie is a writer, fisherman and craftsman with a lifelong love of camping and hiking. He is the author of The Campsite Companion: All you need to know for life in the great outdoors. In addition, he has written The Pocket Book of Survival, 101 Golden Rules of Fishing, and 101 Things to Make and Do on the Weekend (these titles are not available locally).