OUTDOOR HAZARDS, REAL AND FANCIED by Mary V. Hood

OUTDOOR HAZARDS, REAL AND FANCIED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For campers and hunters, this should be a useful guide to the ways of the wild for it covers all possible out-of-door dangers, discomforts and risks the country over. Working from the animals, to birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, sea life, and plants, this gives the possibility of being harmed by them, what to do about it -- and how to avoid it; it goes on to camping and nature, planning and preparing for first time campers, clothing, equipment, sites in forest or desert, woodlore, getting lost, storms and precautions of all kinds. Then there are the activity risks; the common dangers and discomforts; the manners obligatory to outdoor living; and the summation that man is his own worst enemy -- through ignorance, stupidity or carelessness. A most helpful book for teachers and leaders of outdoor groups, for the camping library, for the allaying of fear while alerting to possibilities of real trouble.

Pub Date: Aug. 23rd, 1955
Publisher: Macmillan