|aSurvivor kid :|ba practical guide to wilderness survival /|cDenise Long.
|aA practical guide to wilderness survival
|aChicago, Ill. :|bChicago Review Press,|cc2011.
|axii, 222 p. :|bill. ;|c18 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction -- Anyone can get lost -- Building a shelter -- Finding water -- Signaling for help -- Building a fire -- Avoiding dangerous animals -- Getting the best of bugs -- Dealing with extreme weather -- Finding food -- Learning to navigate -- What to do if you or someone else is injured -- Paking a survival kit.
|aPresents a guide to wilderness survival in both common and unusual situations, including how to build a shelter, find water and food, deal with dangerous animals, and navigate in the wild.
Anyone can get lost while camping or on a hike and Survivor Kid teaches young adventurers the survival skills they need if they ever find themselves lost or in a dangerous situation in the wild. Written by a search and rescue professional and lifelong camper, it’s filled with safe and practical advice on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how to navigate, and avoiding injuries in the wilderness. Ten projects include building a simple brush shelter, using a reflective surface to start a fire, testing your navigation skills with a treasure hunt, and casting animal tracks to improve your observation skills.
Denise Long is a licensed private investigator and a former search and rescue (SAR) professional, who teaches wilderness survival classes for kids. She holds BA and BS degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and is a certified Crime Analyst. She was a fraud investigator on an FBI task force, a deputy probation officer, a crisis counselor, and a correctional officer. She has trained German Shepherds her entire life for search and rescue, pet therapy, and fun. She is a lifelong camper and nature enthusiast.