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Handbook of Survival at Sea
Chris Beeson (au)
Would you have the necessary skills to survive if you found yourself stranded in the middle of the ocean? This guide offers the sailor a variety of solutions to overcome the hardships that any survivor would inevitably face. It is packed with practical info. & insightful tips, such as how to maintain warmth in the cold ocean, how to find non-poisonous food & make seawater safe for drinking, how to construct a mast & sail in a dinghy, & how to minimize the risk of shark attacks. The chapters outline basic survival techniques for a variety of situations, incl.: preparing for survival; emergencies in coastal waters; raising the alarm; abandoning a damaged ship; navigation; obtaining safe food & water; attracting rescue; & making a safe landfall. 120+ illus.
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