Wilderness is Us: Hiking, Thriving and Learning in the Great Outdoors
Hiking, Thriving and Learning in the Great Outdoors
We all wish to embark upon great wilderness explorations, but do we have what it takes to understand, survive and thrive in the great out-doors? Are we capable of navigating difficult terrain and unpredictable weather, guided only by signs of nature and some clues around us? Are we prepared to tackle big and small adversities in the absence of doc-tors and hospitals, from sunburns and sprains to hyper- and hypothermia? This book offers you remarkable insights into nature, such as telling the time by looking at the stars and predicting storms from cloud patterns, and illustrates everything from reading maps to reading rainbows. From material checklists of what to carry—clothes, medicines and food —to a roster of personal traits that will hold you in good stead on the trail, Wilderness Is Us is your definitive guide to exploring and enjoy-ing the outdoors in a safe, responsible and ethical manner. You learn not just about nature but also from nature—lessons that scale-up your leadership abilities and help you change the world for the better.
The author is a Chandigarh-based wilderness research and risk management expert. He has dedicated his life towards laying down standards and safety norms for making outdoor experiences safe, ethical and enjoyable. Over two decades, he has pioneered and led thousands of youngsters in outdoor leadership programs. Currently, he is the Managing Trustee of the Accre-ditation & Standard Foundation, as well as the President and Founder-Chairman of the Indian Council for Outdoor Safety (icos.org.in).