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Wilderness Survival

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  146 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
During his intense training to become a US Air Force Survival Instructor, Gregory Davenport learned to adapt to adverse conditions and survive in every global climate. His experience and education are the foundation of this comprehensive, well-organised, and user-friendly guide to staying alive in the wilderness. Using concise explanations and detailed illustrations, Daven ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Stackpole Books
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Simon Gianoutsos
Aug 28, 2013 Simon Gianoutsos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hiking
This book provides lots of useful information on survival in the wild and consideration of items to take with you. There is quite a bit of repetition but this does lend itself to somebody not needing the book cover to cover, but looking up sections as required. I skipped over some sections that I didn't care about at the moment but all-in-all found it to be a useful guide.
Nov 06, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it
I live in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States and spend a great deal of time in the mountains hiking and mountain biking. In the past few years I've started doing quite a bit of rock climbing (typically class 3 and 4). I say this because it is these activities that motivated me to get a survival handbook. Davenport's book is a great primer on some basic skills ranging from trap setting, shelter and personal safety (he divides the necessary skills into health, personal protection and s ...more
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Apr 30, 2011 Sundeep Supertramp rated it liked it
Shelves: survival-guide
Actually it is worth the buy. It has everything from how to protect you from the natural elements and different climatic conditions, how to construct a shelter, how to make a fire with or without fire starters, how to signal for help, how to construct snares, etc... It is a good survival guide for a noob. It has got a Universal edibility test.

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The most bad thing is that, it has no colour illustrations are in the book. It is very annoying with the black and white images. All the images
Robert Lewter
Jul 29, 2013 Robert Lewter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very informative read. It was also an easy read that keeps your interest. I learned some very handy new techniques. I rate this book right up there with Bradford Angier's, "How To Stay Alive in the Woods".
Melissa Mclees
Sep 16, 2013 Melissa Mclees rated it really liked it
Awesome book. Good advice on what to do to get ready to go out to the wilderness and also great advice on how to survive in the wilderness to. Everyone that plans on going out to the wilderness needs to take a copy of this book with them.
Deb Sturgess
Sep 24, 2013 Deb Sturgess rated it really liked it
I skimmed through this as research. Information is presented clearly and the book is well-organized. I hope I never have to survive in the wilderness -- as some of my characters do.
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