A Pocket Guide to Cold Water Survival

Author: International Maritime Organization
Publisher: IMO Publishing
ISBN: 9280114662
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

This guide examines the hazards of cold water exposure on the human body and gives advice on how to prevent or minimise these dangers in event of an emergency at sea. Topics covered include: body heat loss and insulation; hypothermia; ship abandonment; planning preparedness in case of an emergency; treatment of the immersion survivor; and a checklist of key issues for cold water survival. The information contained in this guide is based on MSC.1/Circ.1185.

Essentials of Sea Survival

Author: Michael Tipton
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450470407
Release Date: 2013-08-14
Genre: Science

Essentials of Sea Survival is a compelling, informative, and comprehensive guide to open-water survival. Drawing from classic maritime disasters and personal accounts of near-miraculous survival, as well as carefully controlled laboratory experiments, it offers practical advice for avoiding as well as surviving a cold-water accident. It’s an important reference for anyone associated with open-air aquatic activities, such as members of the Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines; offshore oil rig employees; fishermen; divers; amateur and professional sailors; water safety instructors and life guards; water rescue personnel; boaters; water skiers; outdoor survival course instructors; and other recreational water sports enthusiasts.

Emergency Survival

Author: Christopher Van Tilburg
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898867681
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Emergency Survival: A Pocket Guide offers the necessary steps to surviving a broad scope of emergency situations from broken bones, bleeding, and snakebites to heat exhaustion, frostbite, and hypothermia. A section on surviving in the wilderness offers direction on finding shelter from the cold, what to do if you get lost, procuring water and food, and building fires.

Outback Survival

Author: Bob Cooper
Publisher: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780733629365
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Outback Survival is a timeless, practical run down on everything you need to know to survive in the outback. Bob Cooper's incredible bushcraft skills have been developed through more than 25 years of experience in Australia's harsh outback. He has picked up tools of survival from the experiences of living with traditional Aboriginal communities, instructing with Special Forces Units, lecturing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service on desert survival in the Mexican Desert, delivering wilderness lessons in the UK and learning the skills of the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. Bob has put his own lessons to the test, dropping himself off in the 42C heat of the Australian desert with only a map and soap box sized survival kit, no food, water or sleeping gear, and a 10 day walk across 160km of rough terrain back to safety. He did this alone and showed that with the right knowledge of the land, you can survive in even the harshest of conditions. The outback of Australia is one of the most unforgiving regions of the world, but Bob is committed to protecting and enhancing the experience people have when venturing out into the bush.

Survival Wisdom Know How

Author: The Editors of Stackpole Books
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781603762731
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Reference

Survival Wisdom is a large-scale practical guide, jam-packed with information on every aspect of outdoor life and adventure. Survival Wisdom & Know-How is the most complete, all-in-one volume on every aspect of outdoor adventure and survival ever, from orienteering to campfire cooking to ice climbing and beyond. Culled from dozens of respected books from Stackpole, the industry's leader in outdoor adventure, this massive collection of wilderness know-how leaves absolutely nothing to chance when it comes to surviving and thriving in the wilderness—and appreciating every minute of it. Topics include Building Outdoor Shelter, Tracking Animals, Winter Camping, Tying Knots, Orienteering, Reading the Weather, Identifying Edible Plants and Berries, Surviving in the Desert, Bird Watching, Fishing and Ice Fishing, Hunting and Trapping, Canoeing, Kayaking, and White Water Rafting, First Aid, Wild Animals, Cookery, and much more. Useful illustrations and photos throughout make it easy to browse and use. With contributions by the experts at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as well as the editors of Stackpole's Discover Nature series, Survival Wisdom & Know-How is the definitive, must-have reference for the great outdoors.

First Aid Survival and CPR

Author: Shirley A Jones
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803629394
Release Date: 2011-10-05
Genre: Medical

Awarded AJN Book of the Year Award 2012! From performing CPR on an adult, child, or infant to dealing with bleeding and shock, cuts and broken bones, heart attacks, emergency childbirth, poisoning, drowning, scuba diving mishaps, wilderness survival, and natural disasters such as tornadoes, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes…this portable, waterproof guide helps you quickly find the information you need to develop a plan of action for assessing and treating all kinds of first aid and survival emergencies.

Pocket Guide to Outdoor Survival

Author: Ron Cordes
Publisher: Pocket Guides Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1931676089
Release Date: 1994-06-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This handy guide is an almost indestructible how-to tool. It includes need-to-know information such as emergency signals, finding water and more. Best of all, the guide is waterproof, dirt-proof and pocket-sized, so you can take it everywhere!

Winter in the Wilderness

Author: Dave Hall
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9781501701146
Release Date: 2015-09-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Camping or backpacking in winter is appealing for many who enjoy the serenity of wilderness settings without the crowds and bustle of the summer season. But as rewarding as they can be, these outings require special preparation and a different set of skills than are necessary at other times of the year. Snowfall can quickly cover one's tracks and make orientation difficult. Hypothermia is insidious, and rapidly changing weather conditions can become treacherous, even life-threatening. In addition to those who are exploring the outdoors recreationally, there are also those who find themselves in unexpected winter survival situations. Each year, people become stranded in wilderness areas, and in most cases they are not equipped to face the challenge of spending an indefinite amount of time outside. Without sufficient gear or knowledge of how to improvise without it, injury or death is often the result. The development of some basic skills, however, can help avert such unfortunate outcomes. As the founder of the renowned nature awareness program Primitive Pursuits, Dave Hall has been practicing survival skills for more than twenty years and has amassed a comprehensive understanding of winter survival. By refining these skills, Dave has reached a point of understanding that is without peer. Through detailed explanations, illustrations, and personal anecdotes, Winter in the Wilderness imparts Dave's knowledge to readers, who will learn to meet their most basic needs: making fire, creating shelter, obtaining safe drinking water, navigating terrain, and procuring sustenance. Winter in the Wilderness is a handbook for those who want to explore cold-weather camping and those who might find themselves in need of this critical information during an unexpected winter’s night out. Whether used for pleasure or for survival, Winter in the Wilderness emphasizes the benefits of enriching and deepening our connection with the outdoors.