Storm approaching? Need a fire? Out of water? Lost? Whatever situation you find yourself in, Len McDougall has probably been there himself and can get you out of trouble. He reveals his way of living and teaches readers how to have the same confidence in any scenario. In this comprehensive, fully-illustrated guide, McDougall reveals how to make water safe for drinking, build a fire in any conditions, find and build shelter, use basic medical skills, and more. McDougall has field-tested everything from kayaks, backpacks, and boots to cameras, tents, and water filters, and because of his research and experience, everyone can feel more safe.
Len McDougall is a field guide and wildlife tracker in Michigan’s north woods, where he teaches survival classes and tests outdoor products. He has written for Field & Stream and published several books, including The Self-Reliance Manifesto, The Complete Tracker, The Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats, The Field & Stream Wilderness Survival Handbook, and Practical Outdoor Survival.