Practical advice for the average Joe and Josephine to survive in the wilderness! That’s what the new book, Backpacker The Survival Hacker’s Handbook by Ted Alvarez gives you. It’s divided into 2 sections, the first half concentrates on the basics: shelter, fire, water, food, and navigation; while the second half focuses on counteracting the external forces that can compromise those basics. In case you don’t have all the latest and greatest in survival gear, this handbook includes “hacks” like starting a fire with cashews from your trail mix (peanuts and almonds also work, but cashews burn longer and better), identifying and using natural medicines like arnica gel, yarrow, and Old-Man’s Beard to treat wounds or cuts, and using a sock filled with sand, charcoal, and grass to filter water (OK, it may not taste the best, but it’s better than dehydration!). Pick up The Survival Hacker’s Handbook to learn the skills that can help you get out of a sticky situation while out in the wild!