Learn how to avoid common wilderness mishaps and handle them confidently if an emergency arises. In Wilderness Survival, author Suzanne Swedo describes all the skills you need to survive short-term wilderness emergencies, whether you become stranded by bad weather, are forced to abandon your pack, or fall ill. Packed with essential advice, this easy-to-use guide includes research on backcountry water quality and the uses—and limitations—of cell phones and GPS. It features a checklist of essential gear, tips for staying on track in the woods, advice on adapting to hot and cold weather conditions, and critical information on food and water emergencies.
Suzanne Swedo has been the director of W.I.L.D. since 1979, leading natural history-oriented adventure travel outings around the world for the Yosemite Conservancy. She has backpacked every continent. She is the author of numerous FalconGuides, including Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park and Hiking Yosemite National Park.