How to Survive at Sea
Practical Solutions for Crisis Situations, Including Making a Life Raft, Finding Food, and Signalling for Rescue
By Chris Beeson (Author)
How to Survive at Sea confronts the daunting scenario of finding yourself isolated miles from civilization when stranded in one of the world's oceans. The book offers the reader a variety of solutions to overcome the hardships that any survivor would inevitably face. Illustrated with more than 120 black and white artworks, the book is packed with practical information and to insightful tips such as how to avoid burning oil on the surface of the water, how to construct your own raft, how to minimize the risk of shark attacks, and how to make seawater safe for drinking. The basic rules for survival are adapted for a variety of situations and emergencies, including signalling and rescue, first aid, avoiding dangerous sea creatures, navigation, finding food and water, and building rafts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Chris Beeson is a marine photojournalist with over 40,000 ocean miles completed in 22 years. As a professional and recreational sailor, he has sailed most craft, from 8ft (2.5m) Laser dinghies to 130 ft (40m) J Class Yachts, mono and multihull, in the Pacific, South China Sea, Caribbean and Mediterranean. He has also completed two transatlantic passages and competed in several Fastnet Races and World Championship sailing events. During these oceanic passages, he has experienced numerous gales and storms and employed many sea survival techniques.