ERIC Number: ED243616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Wilderness Emergency: Surviving the Unexpected.
In any unexpected survival experience, one must accept the situation with just what one has at the moment it happens, where it happens, and how it happens. Problem solving must be based on known body enemies that threaten life, their priority of influence, and their severity of threat to life. Solutions will depend on the body's energy supply, environmental factors, ability to recognize danger, individual skills and abilities, and the knowledge to improvise defenses needed. The book covers each of these emergency wilderness survival issues in chapters on anticipating problems, problem analysis, physiological problem indicators, psychological stress, general first aid and survival techniques, body energy, survival in cold and heat, improvising life support essentials (shelter, clothing, water, food, warmth, signals), navigation, and leadership and party organization. Survival experiments and essential items for personal survival kits, auto survival kits, aircraft survival kits, and first aid kits are outlined. Additional books and films on survival and emergency preparedness and search and rescue management are recommended. The book is well illustrated with line drawings, diagrams, and humorous cartoons, and includes an index. (NEC)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Equipment, First Aid, Leadership, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Problem Solving, Psychological Patterns, Rescue, Resource Materials, Safety, Secondary Education
Survival Education Association, 9035 Golden Given Road, Tacoma, WA 98445 ($5.00 plus $1.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Survival Education Association, Tacoma, WA.