David Alloway, author of Desert Survival Skills, has experience and the survival skills, and his book is worth reading, even if you don't live or recreate in an arid area. Alloway is an interpretive naturalist at Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas, and has practiced arid land survival techniques in the United States, Mexico and Austraila for over 20 years.
Alloway himself became the first non-Australian to complete the 200 K Pilbara Trek in Western Australia. He holds certificates in emergency medicine, search and rescue and swift water rescue. Subsequently, Alloway writes from a hands-on experience background, and the book is excellent information for anyone who ever goes into wilderness areas.
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