Counteracting the panic and fear associated with getting lost in the wild, this handbook equips children with practical tools for overcoming adverse wilderness experiences, even if they are endured alone. Compiled by a search-and-rescue professional, straightforward advice is offered on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how to navigate, and avoiding injuries. Practice projects are included to hone survival skills--such as starting a fire with a reflective surface, casting animal tracks, or using a treasure hunt to test navigational aptitude. Making a strong argument for danger prevention, each lesson is coupled with simple instructions and diagrams that will reassure and empower young adventurers.If you have tape, use it to tape all of the pads in place after the bleeding has stopped. ... Try to make sure that no dirt stays in the cut. ... Remember, if someone has been hurt, one of the best things you can do is to try to keep him calm. ... sunBurns. If you burn yourselfasay, by putting your hand in the campfireabe aware that the skin underneath is being damaged long after you pull your hand out of theanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Chicago Review Press - 2011-05-01|