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 is the author of numerous FalconGuides, including Hiking Yosemite National Park. The director of W.I.L.D, a company that offers natural history adventures around the world, she has worked as a naturalist in Yosemite for 30 years. She lives with her family in Van Nuys, California.