Wilderness Survival

  • ISBN13: 9780811732925
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description
With concise explanations and detailed illustrations, survival expert Gregory Davenport covers the five basic elements of survival – personal protection, signalling, finding food and water, travel, and health – providing the reader with complete information on how to stay calm and alive until rescue arrives. It is completely updated with information on keeping yourself safe and healthy in the wilderness. It is a comprehensive, well-organised, and user-friendly guide… More >>

Wilderness Survival

5 Comments on "Wilderness Survival"

  1. While the author does go into detail about numerous topics and informs the reader about what is necessary to survive. What I think the books lacks is the detail necessary on all of the major topics. An example would be that he describes how to build a leanto for shelter, but doesn’t go into detail on how to tie the structural members together. He just tells you that you need to tie them together. What if you don’t have a shoelace to use? What other alternates are there? This book would be great for a teenager who goes camping and may need to build a fire, but it’s not enough for the serious camper.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. i thought this was a great book and i recommend it for anyone interested in the subject of survival
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. While I liked the general layout of Mr. Davenport’s book, In general it looked like a tired rehash of the U.S. Air Force survival manual to me. To be sure Mr. Davenport added some personal bits of information related to his experience but all in all I don’t think that these added much to the information. It is a very workman like piece but I prefer the works by Thomas Elpel and the McPhearson’s as they carry the detail and skills of people who really do know the wilderness.

    This is proably a good book for someone who has to choose a book with basic skills although the actual AF manual would be less expensive and more instructional.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. I was given this book a few months ago by my brother. I have read many survival books and this one is definitely not on my top 10 list. The illustrations look like the author copied them from other survival books I own or off of the internet. The content is almost word for word from about 10 different books I own. I would not waste my money on this book. If you are interested in “Wilderness Survival” I would recommend buying “Outdoor Survival Skills” by Larry Dean Olson instead.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. can you ever really be outdated on suvival skills. The basics are the basics and this does cover most of those but not much more.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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