A Reference Guide to Surviving Nature: Outdoor Preparation and Remedies

Nicole Apelian (Author) Shawn Clay (Author)


A must-have in your pack! This easy to read guide will help outdoor first-timers to well-seasoned campers and hikers. Read this book and gain the confidence to get you and your loved ones outdoors. The authors cover the basics of emergency preparedness, including what gear you should carry on you for the safety of you and your family. Learn the basics of fire, shelter, water, food, first aid, and signaling. Read about the various plant, insect, animal, and weather threats that may affect you, coupled with color photos for easy identification. We cover both modern and natural suggestions for field medicine. A perfect gift for any adult or child who wants to get outside!

Inside you will find:

- Emergency Kits: Gear Selection and Use

- Poisonous Plants: ID, Color Photos, and Treatment

- Insects, Spiders, & Ticks: Color photos for ID and information on first aid

- Critters that Walk, Stalk, & Slither: Best practices along with color photos

- Wicked Weather: From Frostbite to Hypothermia: How to avoid and treat

- Basic Wilderness First Aid

- Planning a Fun and Safe Outing

- Pocket Emergency Field Kit and Checklist

- Appendix and Resource Guide: Medicinal Plants, Recipes, Gear, Notes, and much more!

Product Details

SC Preparedness
Publish Date
May 31, 2019
5.98 X 9.02 X 0.41 inches | 0.62 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Nicole Apelian is a wilderness living skills and prepping / emergency preparedness instructor. She is also an herbalist and has a deep knowledge of medicinal plants. At home in the Pacific Northwest, she makes her own herbal medicines from local plants as part of her healthy living strategy. Nicole thrives as a personal wellness and life coach helping people develop personalized holistic life plans, especially as related to autoimmune issues, and has her own herbal medicinal apothecary line. Nicole was a challenger on the second and fifth seasons of the History Channel's TV series Alone, where she thrived in the wilderness totally solo with little more than her knife and her wits. She teaches workshops on her land in the Pacific NW, and also travels to teach skills across the globe. For more info about Nicole, please visit www.nicoleapelian.com.
Shawn Clay is an outdoor writer, focusing mainly on preparedness and self-reliance. He is a member of the Walker County, Georgia C.E.R.T. and seeks to spread the message about the importance of preparation in both the home and the community. An avid hunter and fisherman, he prefers any activity that keeps him and his family in the great outdoors. He resides in Flintstone, Georgia in the foothills of beautiful Lookout Mountain with his wife and two children. He is available to speak to groups about the importance of preparedness and how to get started. To contact Shawn, send a friend request on Facebook or email him directly at [email protected]