Monday, May 16, 2011
acquiring preparedness skills - #11 wilderness survival
photo credit - Library of Congress
This post is part 11 of our series on acquiring preparedness skills. What I did was adapt handouts I had created for our ward (congregation) preparedness fair last year and re-write them into blog posts. I've tried to make the information more general than our local community, but international readers will still find that it's probably localized to the US.
These posts won't be comprehensive as that isn't the intent. I hope, though, that you are able to begin your journeys toward acquiring skills that allow you and your families to be more prepared and self-reliant.
Where to Learn about Wilderness Survival:
1. Tappan on Survival by Mel Tappan
2. SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation by John Wiseman
3. Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen
4. How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter, and Self-Preservation That Makes Starvation in the Wilderness Next to Impossible by Bradford Angier
5. Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book by Paul Tawrell
1. Boy Scouts of America
2. National Outdoor Leadership School
2. Work with other experienced individuals
1. Equipped to Survive
2. Wildwood Survival
3. Wilderness Survival
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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