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By Dennis Smith, Charles A. Lehman

This easy-to-read instruction manual offers the reader with the elemental survival talents essential to take care of emergencies within the wilderness. the writer makes use of quite a few eventualities to demonstrate survival strategies. Lehman additionally stresses the significance of contemplating ''what if'' to arrange for capability emergency occasions.

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Water is heavy and containers tend to bounce and chafe with the movement of the horse. However, it is risky to fasten your entire supply to the saddle. You may have to accept some discomfort and carry at least part of your water supply in your pack or in a canteen slung over your shoulder or on your belt. Once you have settled on a container that can go along on every outing, there is a tendency to start stuffing it with goodies. There is also a danger of being swept up in a wave of survival gimmickry to the point that the proven lifesaving devices get left out in favor of flashy, welladvertised gadgets with limited usefulness.

File a Flight Plan First, and foremost, always leave a "flight plan" with a responsible person. Tell where you are going, how many in your party, what they are wearing and carrying, and when you will be back. Include your vehicle license number and expected parking spot; tell them to notify the authorities if you don't call within a specified "grace period" after your expected return. You can set the grace period to suit the difficulty of your outdoor event and your promptness. If you're the type who is always a half-hour late, don't tell them to cry wolf when you're only an hour overdue.

Do everything you can to be found by signaling to anything that moves. Reread "Make a Fuss," chapter 5, and by all means make one! You can count on the SAR folks to perform their role very professionally. If you do your part, any survival situation you experience will be a short one. The only better one is the one that doesn't happen. CHAPTER 8 Water in the Desert Even if you carefully keep yourself hydrated, a desert emergency in hot weather will rob you of body water quickly and require a refill.

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