Survivor Kid

Survivor Kid
Survivor Kid

Survivor Kid

A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival
By Denise Long


240 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $12.95 (CA $13.95) (US $12.95)

ISBN 9781569767085

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (May 2011)


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Anyone can get lost while camping or on a hike and Survivor Kid teaches young adventurers the survival skills they need if they ever find themselves lost or in a dangerous situation in the wild. Written by a search and rescue professional and lifelong camper, it’s filled with safe and practical advice on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how to navigate, and avoiding injuries in the wilderness. Ten projects include building a simple brush shelter, using a reflective surface to start a fire, testing your navigation skills with a treasure hunt, and casting animal tracks to improve your observation skills.        


"This practical book by a veteran search and rescue volunteer offers excellent tips on coping with potentially dangerous situations in the backcountry…a great book for anyone, young or old, who spends time in remote areas."  —Denver Post

"[a] fun and practical guide."—Minnesota Parent

"A splendid volume for young adventurers."  —Kirkus Reviews

"if exploring is on your child's agenda this summer, this is a great book to get lost in."—Queens Family and Brooklyn Family

Author Biography

Denise Long is a licensed private investigator and a former search and rescue (SAR) professional, who teaches wilderness survival classes for kids. She holds BA and BS degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and is a certified Crime Analyst. She was a fraud investigator on an FBI task force, a deputy probation officer, a crisis counselor, and a correctional officer. She has trained German Shepherds her entire life for search and rescue, pet therapy, and fun. She is a lifelong camper and nature enthusiast.