Greg Davenport is a globally recognized survival professional with more than 17 years experience as a wilderness educator. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, where he operates Simply Survival, a wilderness education program.
In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailingchampions show you how to:Find and choose a sailing schoolUse life jackets correctlyTie ten nautical knotsHandle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing aman overboard)Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beachGet your boat from point A to point B (and back again)Predict and respond to water and wind conditionsRead charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find yourposition at sea
Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on thewater is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speakto a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of theterminology you need to safely and effectively communicate withyour crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all inone, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives youthe skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and becomethe sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!
The first in Greg Davenport's Books for the Wilderness series, Surviving Cold Weather covers the techniques and equipment necessary for surviving in ice and snow. Photos and drawings illustrate gear and techniques. The book covers the five survival essentials--personal protection, signaling, sustenance, navigation, and health--as they relate to the cold. Upcoming books in the series are Surviving Open and Coastal Waters, Surviving the Desert, and Surviving the Jungle.
The techniques and equipment necessary for surviving in the desert are made more challenging by the intense sunlight, wide temperature range, sparse vegetation, and sandstorms, but Greg Davenport shares how to deal with the toughest conditions. Learn how to avoid insects and snakes. Photos and drawings illustrate gear and techniques necessary for survival in the rough and dangerous terrain.