Don't Get Sick: The Hidden Dangers of Camping and Hiking
By: Buck Tilton & Rich Bennett Nothing soothes the soul like escaping into the wilderness - just don't forget about the protozoa and parasites awaiting your opportune arrival! Add in animal-borne diseases like tick fever, rabies, and trichinosis, and you...
Desert Survival Handbook: How to Prevent and Handle Emergency Situations
By: Charles A. Lehman Survival situations can and do happen to average people, as well as adventurous explorers. You have the capacity to handle these situations if you know and follow fundamental principles of survival. Could you survive an emergency...
Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
It is critical for backcountry travelers to have the ability to handle dangerous situations when they occur. This includes a logical, commonsense approach to injury and illness that takes into account the unique aspects of the wilderness setting. This comprehensive...
Don't Forget the Duct Tape: Tips and Tricks for Repairing Outdoor Gear (BS-14)
By: Kristen Hostetter Whether you need to remedy a leak in your tent, repair flapping boot soles, nurse a cranky stove back to life, unclog a water filter, or revive gunked up Velcro, you'll find the solution here. And it...
Basic First Aid for Non-Medical First Responders and SAR Responders
In an emergency medical situation, small decisions can make a big difference, especially in the lag time between the onset of the emergency and the arrival of medical professionals. Knowing which decisions to make under pressure can be immensely challenging,...
Don't Get Bitten: The Dangers of Things That Bite or Sting
By: Buck Tilton Ahh, nature- the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Except for the million plus species of biting, stinging creatures whose space you have just invaded. Find out how best to avoid the venom and germs they might...