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National Geographic Complete Survival Manual (edition 2009)

by Michael Sweeney, Mireya Mayor (Introduction), Michele Kayal (Contributor), Betsy Levine (Contributor)

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Title:National Geographic Complete Survival Manual
Authors:Michael Sweeney
Other authors:Mireya Mayor (Introduction), Michele Kayal (Contributor), Betsy Levine (Contributor)
Info:National Geographic (2009), Paperback, 368 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:nonfiction, highschool, instructional, middleschool

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Complete Survival Manual: Expert Tips From Four World-Renowned Organizations Plus Survival Stories of National Geographic Explorers by Michael S. Sweeney



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Field guides aren't exactly page turners, but I rate this one highly for two reasons. First, it's especially concise and practical. It would be worthy as the one book to grab for any unknown scenario. Second, the personal stories at the end of each chapter are engaging and bring a realism to all the practical know how. ( )
  jpsnow | Dec 14, 2016 |
I originally read this book to enhance my knowledge of survival techniques that were implemented by famous mountaineers and explorers, specifically Shackleton. There were quite a few helpful hints about survival in the elements, and interesting first hand accounts of different explorers and adventurers. The only point of contention I must address is the lack of flow in the work. There are certain chapters and sections that feel disjointed. Other than that, a truly interesting read that is worth perusal. ( )
  skane86 | Nov 29, 2012 |
This covers the absolute BASICS of wilderness survival. If you plan on going into the great outdoors and there's a possibility of getting lost in hundreds of acres of forest or desert, you'd better be bringing a copy of the U.S. Army Survival Manual instead of this thing. That at least covers snakes, fish, how to hunt/cook/skin/clean small game, what to do when there's no water to be found anywhere, etc. This book will give you an idea of how to proceed if you go a little ways off the hiking trail in a national park. It gives you a good idea of what to pack before you depart and what you need for certain weather conditions. Again, I would not be relying on this book for 'ultimate' survival. ( )
  DistortedSmile | Apr 20, 2009 |
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Provides survival information from the American Red Cross, U.S. Army, Boy Scouts of America, and the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Covers preparation, shelter, food, water, fire, navigation, signaling, hazards and first aid in various environments.

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