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Practical Survival Skills
J.P. Logan, author
In Practical Survival Skills, here is just a fraction of what you will discover: ●\tAn essential handbook to protect you, your family, and others when help is not available right away... or at all ●\tPractical first-aid skills and crucial knowledge of nature’s remedies that could one day mean the difference between life or death ●\tIllustrated steps for you to assess injuries, administer first-aid, and use resources available in the wilderness ●\t7 common items you can use as improvised treatment for sprains, strains, and broken bones -- no special equipment or preparation needed ●\tHow to do an evaluation of injuries in 6 steps -- know the signs, symptoms, and treatment plan ●\tA comprehensive list of survival medicine plants -- discover nature’s aspirin, how to identify poisonous plants, and where to find a plaster in the woods ●\tThe ultimate instructional guide for you to be your own doctor in any survival situation And much more. Even if you already know the basics of first-aid, anyone can freeze when faced with stressful situations and unexpected events. Survival in an everyday urban environment requires very different skills than in the wilderness. Practical Survival Skills is tailored to saving your life in austere environments and providing you with a survivalist mindset. When the next disaster strikes, are you willing to leave your life up to chance? If you’re no longer willing to gamble with your wellbeing and the safety of your loved ones, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.
Logan offers up clear-eyed, pragmatic advice that will help readers prepare to respond in a host of unexpected wilderness situations. Drawing on years of military experience and wilderness first response training, Logan notes that travel, and any time spent in nature, brings with it a risk of injury, and he encourages readers to make provisions for potentially “terrifying and deadly situations.” Logan emphasizes preparation above all else, giving easy-to-implement tips to topics like natural remedies, how to assemble an extended first aid kit, and methods of stabilizing injuries such as sprains, fractures, bleeding, and bites or stings. Overall, he notes that the most important part of first aid is calmly assessing what must be done in an emergency situation.

Logan offers a slew of helpful information in a down-to-earth, accessible style. He shares stories of real-life mishaps and deadly experiences, ranging from snake bites to mountain climbing falls, pointing out the learning opportunities in each. Particularly appealing are the quiz to determine the most effective response in any survival situation, along with the practical medical advice dealing with how to check vital signs, the benefits and techniques of making a natural poultice, responding to allergy attacks in the wild, and more.

The guide is strongest when Logan focuses on particular skills, and he includes illustrations of basic first aid maneuvers—like making a splint for a broken hand—that are clear and concise. He dedicates pages to differentiating dangerous insect bites from those that can be healed naturally, and although he stresses the availability of natural remedies as an immediate response, he also teaches how to access medical assistance when necessary, including a breakdown of how EpiPens work and when to recognize that CPR is needed. Readers more advanced in wilderness survival techniques may find sections repetitive, but for those new to the field this guide will prove informative and reassuring.

Takeaway: This highly useful guide for wilderness survival offers step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.

Great for fans of: Kevin Estela’s 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods, Leon Pantenburg’s Bushcraft Basics.

Production grades
Cover: A-
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: A
Editing: B
Marketing copy: B