Jungle Travel & Survival

Author: John Walden

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781585742493

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 1059

Adventure travel, whether in the rain forests of Brazil or the jungles of Belize, can be filled with risk and sometimes life-or-death situations. Here is a complete guide on how to cope with and survive the unique and often deadly challenges of a jungle excursion. Written by a seasoned veteran of over 75 expeditions, this book will teach you everything you need to know on staying alive in the jungle. Learn the different types of tropical environment you'll encounter (from rain forests to swamps); what type of gear you'll need; how to effectively combat traveler's diarrhea and malaria; the do's and don'ts of interacting with unknown tribal civilizations; group dynamics in exotic environments or extreme circumstances; how to cope with every type of hazard, both physical (arthropods, plants, reptiles) and psychological; what to do if you get separated from civilization, and what steps you can take to increase your odds for survival and rescue. --From publisher description.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Wilderness Medicine E-Book

Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733563

Category: Medical

Page: 2304

View: 4506

Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.
Posted in Medical

Wilderness Camping & Hiking

Author: Paul Tawrell

Publisher: Paul Tawrell

ISBN: 9780974082035

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9020

The aim of this book is to entertain its readers, to alert readers to the potential dangers and emergencies that might occur inthe wilderness and how to avoid them.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Jungle

A Harrowing True Story of Adventure, Danger and Survival

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783728868

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 732

I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net... and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar.' Four travellers meet in Bolivia and set off into the Amazon rainforest on an expedition to explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the jungle. The group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and his friend try to find their own way back without a guide. But when a terrible rafting accident separates them, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone. Stranded without a knife, map or survival training, he must improvise in order to survive. He wonders if he will make it back alive.
Posted in Travel

Jungle Survival

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405933933

Category: Reference

Page: 80

View: 2810

THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE for anyone who thinks they'd survive the world's most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do. ----------------------------- First issued to airmen in the 1950s, the Air Ministry's Sea Survival guide includes original and authentic emergency advice to crew operating over the ocean. With original illustrations and text, these survival guides provide an insight to military survival techniques from a by-gone era. Packed with original line drawings and instruction in: - What to do if 'jungle hiking becomes boring' - How to stay safe from poisonous reptiles and insects - The benefits of using a 'fire thong' Focussing on one of the most hostile environments on Earth, Jungle Survival is one of four reprints of The Air Ministry's emergency survival pamphlets. Others include: Sea Survival Desert Survival Arctic Survival
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Surviving Extremes

Ice, Jungle, Sand and Swamp

Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447232445

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 5770

The intrepid Oxford don, explorer and author of Going to Extremes is back, and he's set himself a challenge to cope with the worst that nature can throw at him in Surviving Extremes. Travelling to four of the most extreme natural environments: swamps, deserts, jungles and arctic wastelands, the question is, can he pick up enough tips from the indigenous people to hack it at the very edge of human existence, or will his mid latitude sensibilities forever let him down? This is Nick's account of how he had to put his body and mind to the test in a unique survival experiment. Praise for Going to Extremes: 'A brilliant read... that illustrated the strong will and determination of man in the face of everything that nature had to throw at us' Wanderlust 'Loveably insane Oxford geography professor Nick Middleton... has something of the amateur Victorian explorer about him... a compelling and hilarious look at one of man's lunatic obsessions' The Sunday Times
Posted in Performing Arts

The Rough Guide to Travel Survival

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 184836332X

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 4849

The Rough Guide to Travel Survival is the essential field manual for every adventurous traveller, or those that just want to feel a little safe while away. This book is arranged into easy-to-read chapters covering preparation, basic travel, survival strategies, environment-specific situations (arctic and mountain, sea, political hotspots, natural disaster, desert, jungle) with easy-to-follow diagrams throughout. Each of the main chapters has step-by-step, practical advice for all situations, in all environments, from surviving an avalanche or navigating in the desert to coping with an ambush or a hostage situation. The book concludes with a set of comprehensive and indispensable appendices packed with instructions, from first aid to making a fire.
Posted in Travel

The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Tropical, Desert, Cold Weather, Mountain Terrain, Sea, and NBC Environments

Author: Army

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510707506

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 404

View: 656

Within this indispensable guide, you’ll find every tip that you’ll ever need to thrive in any type of landscape, in any degree of climate. From managing the heat of the tropics to combatting the chill of the mountaintops, The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Desert, Forest, Jungle, Plain, Mountain, and Urban Environment has got you covered. Within these pages you’ll discover such vital tips as: • How-to treat hypothermia • The correct method of righting a capsized craft • Tips for minimizing the dire effects of chemical exposure • And dozens more crucial survival tips! With dozens of photographs and illustrations demonstrating these procedures and techniques first-hand, this guide is an essential read for every outdoorsman—from the novice weekend camper to the most seasoned survivalist. If you can’t find it in The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Desert, Forest, Jungle, Plain, Mountain, and Urban Environment then you don’t really need it.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Doomsday Preppers Complete Survival Manual

Expert Tips for Surviving Calamity, Catastrophe, and the End of the World

Author: Michael Sweeney

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211236

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 5321

This custom companion to the blockbuster National Geographic Channel series Doomsday Preppersis filled with how-to illustrations, "Prepper Profiles" of people in the show, and survival tips from preppers themselves. Handy and comprehensive, the manual offers valuable life-saving information to help prepare for the most devastating calamities. Episodes of this highly original show, which debuted in February 2012, explore the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Preppers go to extraordinary lengths to plan for any of life's uncertainties, from constructing a home out of shipping containers and stockpiling 50,000 lbs. of food to practicing evacuation drills and hand-to-hand combat. This book is an essential component.
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Lost in the Jungle

A Harrowing True Story of Adventure and Survival

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857654942

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 9978

A harrowing true story of adventure and survival. Four backpackers meet in Bolivia and set off into the rainforest on a dream expedition, lured by the promise of uncharted villages and forgotten tribes hidden in places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the Amazonian jungle. The group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and Kevin try to find their own way without a guide. When a terrible rafting accident separates the two men, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone in one of the most unpredictable environments on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his skin begins to rot from his feet during raging storms, he wonders if any of them will make it back alive. Told with gripping immediacy, it’s an extraordinary, terrifying tale that you won’t be able to put down.
Posted in Travel

Survival! Jungle

Author: William B. Rice,Dona Herweck Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433348204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5531

Shares the necessary skills needed to survive in the jungle, including making a fire, creating a signal, and fishing for crawdads.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Jungle (Movie Tie-In Edition)

A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510718702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 4121

Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive. The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Into The Amazon

An Incredible Story of Survival in the Jungle

Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857653202

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 7417

The last time John Harrison ventured into the jungle a member of his group died. This time he brought his wife. The Tumucumaque Hills on Brazil’s northern frontier are one of the few remaining unexplored regions on earth. Back in 1950, a young French explorer set off into the deepest jungle of that region and was never seen again. Inspired by that explorer’s diary, John and Heather Harrison paddled their canoe into some of the remotest tributaries of the Amazon, with no TV cameras, sponsors or the slightest chance of being rescued if things went wrong. Lost, and threatened by malaria, snakes, jaguars, piranhas, aggressive wild pigs and flesh-burrowing insects, they slashed a precipitous path over the mountains. This is travel at its rawest: the incredible story of the Harrisons’ struggle to keep their deteriorating sanity and relationship intact in one of the most hostile and unforgiving places in the world.
Posted in Travel

The Jungle Survival Field Test

Author: Air University (U.S.). Arctic, Desert, and Tropic Information Center,Louis Dupree

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jungle warfare

Page: 75

View: 4148

Posted in Jungle warfare

Can You Survive the Jungle?

An Interactive Survival Adventure

Author: Matt Doeden,Jim Penn

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429673494

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6651

"Describes the fight for survival in the jungle"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323597564

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

View: 5590

Based on Dr. Auerbach’s renowned Wilderness Medicine text, Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition, is your portable, authoritative guide to the full range of medical and emergency situations that occur in non-traditional settings. Useful for experienced physicians as well as advanced practice providers, this unique medical guide covers an indispensable range of topics in a well-illustrated, highly condensed format – in print or on any mobile device – for quick access anytime, anywhere. An easy-access presentation ensures rapid retrieval and comprehension of wilderness medical information, with "Signs and Symptoms" and "Treatment" sections, bulleted lists, and quick-reference text boxes in every chapter. All chapters are thoroughly up to date, including new information on travel medicine, medications, immunizations, and field treatment of common conditions. Step-by-step explanations from wilderness medicine experts cover the clinical presentation and treatment of a full range of wilderness emergencies and show you how to improvise with available materials. Comprehensive coverage includes dive medicine and water-related emergencies, mountain medicine and wilderness survival, global humanitarian relief and disaster medicine, high-altitude medicine, pain management, and much more. Line drawings and color plates help you quickly an accurately identify skin manifestations, plants, poisonous mushrooms, snakes, insects, and more. Useful appendices address everything from environment-specific situations to lists of essential supplies, medicines, and many additional topics of care.
Posted in Medical

Tribe

Das verlorene Wissen um Gemeinschaft und Menschlichkeit

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641203619

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 3353

Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.
Posted in Social Science

More Than a Memoir

Author: NELSON J. LEONARD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469114402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 431

View: 7446

In this unusual autobiography you will find the full story of a life spanning much of the twentieth century. Selective reading will disclose How a teacher/scientist may develop The importance of focus and integrity The fascination of doing chemical and biochemical research with students and colleagues The excitement of discovery and of facing new challenges Personal details about family life and friendships Career choices and diversions Plus In the 23 (!) appendices, you will find details concerning Other activities attendant upon a career in science The influence of conferences, symposia, and international scientific connections The coworkers who built the reputation of the author
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Project Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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