ERIC Number: ED243615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Fundamentals of Outdoor Enjoyment.
Mitchell, Jim; Fear, Gene
The purpose of this preventive search and rescue teachers guide is to help high school aged youth understand the complexities and priorities necessary to manage a human body in outdoor environments and the value of planning ahead to have on hand the skills and equipment needed for outdoor survival, comfort, and enjoyment. Separate sections present learning objectives and outline information on the topics of outdoor comfort and enjoyment, self management, heat production and temperature control, planning, equipment, cooking and eating, sleeping and shelter, emergency responses, and wilderness navigation. Other sections detail preparation, activities, and follow-up evaluation procedures for day and overnight backpack trips; recommend items, including te quantity, size, and intended uses for first aid supplies; provide sample menus for overnight and 3-day trips for three persons; and present experiments and information illustrating heat transfer and thermal conductivity. Checklists identify equipment needed, considerations, and dangers for hiking or climbing, bicycling, boating, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, skin or scuba diving, stream fishing, and skiing. More than 140 black and white drawings illustrate important points. (NEC)
Descriptors: Clothing, Cooking Instruction, Emergency Shelters, Environmental Education, Equipment, First Aid, Food, Guidelines, Learning Activities, Navigation, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Planning, Recreational Activities, Rescue, Safety, Secondary Education
Survival Education Association, 9035 Golden Given Road, Tacoma, WA 98445 ($5.00 plus $1.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Survival Education Association, Tacoma, WA.