This book is straightforward, practical guide for taking care of yourself (and others) in a survival situation with crucial, basic survival skills required for an emergency situation during all four seasons in all wilderness areas of Canada. Objectives: • Understanding the importance of being prepared • Learning basic short-term bushcraft skills • Types and use of tools, equipment, strategies and techniques required for successful survival (and rescue) in the wilderness. Readers will learn essential wilderness survival skills for each region of Canada and learn about environmental hazards such as; weather, predators and regional terrain, emergency first aid, search and rescue. Filled with useful illustrations and diagrams, the Canadian Survival Guide will provide instruction on such outdoor survival techniques as shelter construction/location, fire making, water requirements and acquisition, signaling, hunting and trapping techniques, animal signs and identification, fishing, gathering, foraging for berries and wild edibles and plant identification. Whether you find yourself stranded in the dense rainforests of British Columbia or on the tundra of Northern Canada, the Canadian Survival Guide will get you out in one piece.
An avid sportsman, Jeff Morrison grew up in Quebec and studied environmental science and fish and wildlife biology. When he realized that his passion for the outdoors could translate nicely into print and he could get paid for it to boot, he set foot into the world of outdoor writing. When he’s not writing, he’s big-game hunting or chasing the ever-elusive world record brook trout from the wily waters of northern Quebec that he swears is waiting for him, taunting him at every cast. He has seven books to his credit including Weird Facts about Fishing and six cookbooks published by Lone Pine Publishing and Company’s Coming. A member of the Outdoor Writers of Canada and former Ottawa Sun columnist/blogger, Jeff now regularly blogs as The Outdoors Guy at www.theoutdoorsguy.ca. He picks up where he left off with his column, and encourages local outdoor enthusiasts to share their thoughts. Jeff now makes his home in Cumberland, Ontario, with his wife and two daughters.