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Outdoor Safety and Survival

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This is not the sexiest or the most literary list ever made. However, it is a list that could save your life! Canadians spend a great deal of time in the outdoors throughout the year. These books offer essential tips on how to avoid disaster and stay safe in the Canadian wilderness.
SuperGuide: Basic Mountain Safety from A to Z

SuperGuide: Basic Mountain Safety from A to Z

SuperGuide
edition:Paperback

Basic Mountain Safety from A to Z is the comprehensive reference for anyone venturing into the high country. Covering a wide-range of subjects - from avoiding avalanches to managing insect bites - Basic Mountain Safety from A to Z provides practical solutions and sound advice for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities. Informative interviews with noted mountain safety experts offer valuable insights into topics such as bear behavior and managing fear.

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SuperGuide: Bears

SuperGuide: Bears

edition:Paperback
tagged : bears, wildlife

Informative and visually exciting, this book is your complete guide to bears. Kevin Van Tighem draws from his considerable firsthand experience with bears to describe their habitat, family life and behaviour, as well as the way they are perceived in human culture and the ecological forces that make this great species' survival ever more precarious. This is a comprehensive picture of bears of all kinds, promoting a deeper understanding of these powerful yet vulnerable creatures.

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Winter Wise

Winter Wise

Travel and Survival in Ice and Snow
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged : polar regions

If a man has spent his professional life measuring the flow of northern rivers; climbed Alaska's Mount McKinley and a host of other northern peaks; was a member of both Yale University and Maine University scientific expeditions to the Antarctic; guided a film crew documenting the late Robert Kennedy's ascent of Mount Kennedy; and crossed the St. Elias mountain range, then he is no stranger to ice and snow.

 

In Winter Wise, Monty Alford shares a lifetime of experience, technique and personal know …

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Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

How Not to Get Lost in the Woods and How to Survive If You Do
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Safe and Sound has two purposes: to help people avoid getting lost in the woods in the first place and to enable those who are lost to emerge unscathed. The book tells what to take in a ready pack and why, how to read a map and compass, how hunters can separate yet keep in touch, and how not to be disabled by a change in the weather or a minor accident. It also tells how to remain safe and sound until help arrives.

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Survive

Survive

edition:Paperback

You’re alone in the forest on a fine autumn day with nothing but a multitool. You’re stuck there for a week. Should you be more worried about finding a source of uncontaminated water or about a bear that might be in the area? Neither, says Les Stroud. The bear will most likely avoid you, and dehydration will affect you faster than parasites in untreated water. Your bigger worry should be shelter—the daytime might be nice, but it’s likely going to be cold at night. And that’s just the b …

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