Desert Survival Handbook : How to Prevent and Handle by Dennis Smith, Charles A. Lehman

By Dennis Smith, Charles A. Lehman

This easy-to-read guide presents the reader with the fundamental survival talents essential to take care of emergencies within the wilderness. the writer makes use of a number of situations to demonstrate survival strategies. Lehman additionally stresses the significance of contemplating ''what if'' to organize for strength emergency events.

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It seems there is always one more ridge to cross, one more trail to check out, or another ghost town to explore. Something always beckons you to leave your pre-announced spot for one that looks better. That almost overwhelming urge to "see what's over the hill" can be tough to control, but if you get into trouble, you will be glad you are where you said you would be. One way to avoid iron-clad restrictions and still be in a position for quick help if trouble arises is to leave a "change of flight plan" in a conspicuous spot.

That's worth the sweat! A final word. Do not depend on getting water in the desert. Carry it. CHAPTER 9 What to Wear It was a beautiful afternoon. Every bend in the trail brought new sights and fresh scents of wild flowers. A bright March sun warmed the high desert to nearly sixty degrees. No clouds marred the cobalt-blue sky, and there was not a hint of a breeze. Little wonder the two hikers had set off in shorts and cotton sweat shirts. Their steady climb was more than enough to keep them warm and comfortable.

The toughest part is your water supply. Water is heavy and containers tend to bounce and chafe with the movement of the horse. However, it is risky to fasten your entire supply to the saddle. You may have to accept some discomfort and carry at least part of your water supply in your pack or in a canteen slung over your shoulder or on your belt. Once you have settled on a container that can go along on every outing, there is a tendency to start stuffing it with goodies. There is also a danger of being swept up in a wave of survival gimmickry to the point that the proven lifesaving devices get left out in favor of flashy, welladvertised gadgets with limited usefulness.

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