Both seasoned and novice hikers can learn from the book Bush Basics. It is a good source of sound advise when in the wilderness. Backwoods travel is growing in popularity and it is essential that everyone be aware of how to survive in the wilderness. Bush Basics deals with proper clothing, how to read maps, compasses and use navigational aids. Chapter 8 deals with what to do when lost in the wilderness and Chapter 14 talks about necessary gear. One complete section deals with bears and another with bugs. Before heading into the backwoods, read Bush Basics, then practice what is outlined in the book. It is your responsibility to know how to survive in the wilderness.