"The Rough Guide to Travel Survival" is the essential field manual for every adventurous traveller, or those that just want to feel a little safe while away. This book is arranged into easy-to-read chapters covering preparation, basic travel, survival strategies, environment-specific situations (arctic and mountain, sea, political hotspots, natural disaster, desert, jungle) with easy-to-follow diagrams throughout. Each of the main chapters has step-by-step, practical advice for all situations, in all environments, from surviving an avalanche or navigating in the desert to coping with an ambush or a hostage situation. The book concludes with a set of comprehensive and indispensable appendices packed with instructions, from first aid to making a fire.
Doug Lansky has written travel columns for over 40 newspapers, including: The Denver Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Detroit Free Press, and many more. His books have won several awards, and his most recent, First-Time Around the World, is a Rough Guides bestseller. He is also author of First-Time Europe. Doug was born in Manhattan, grew up in Minnesota, and when he is not on the road his current base is Stockholm, Sweden.