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Surviving Extreme Earth


Surviving Extreme Earth
Surviving Extreme Earth

For many of us, the toughest conditions we’d ever have to face would probably be walking the dog in the bucketing rain. However, outside of the urban sprawl there are some places on Earth that aren’t so hospitable to humans. While mankind has successfully populated large areas of the planet’s land surface, there are still many places you wouldn’t dare to venture unless you really enjoy a challenge or have just got horribly, horribly lost.

History is littered with people who have faced the biggest tests this planet has to offer, whether deliberately or accidentally, and lived to tell the tale, but many have fallen victim to frozen wastes or scorching plains. Even the best-prepared adventurers can come unstuck in the face of the amazing force of nature.
Over the next few pages we trek across deserts in search of water, dredge through jungles and scale icy mountains to uncover the dangers you’re likely to come up against. Find out the equipment and skills needed to survive some of the most mind-boggling and hostile environments, where temperatures can plummet in hours and winds can reach breath-taking speeds.
We’re not saying we will instantly turn you into the next Ranulph Fiennes, but it will hopefully give you a fighting chance should you find yourself in the depths of the Arctic Circle or in the middle of the Sahara. We still wouldn’t recommend it though.