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 might never leave home...unless, of course, you arm yourself with this handy guide by wilderness medicine experts Buck Tilton and Rick Bennett.
Practical tips on camp cleanliness, waste disposal, water treatment, food management, and germ prevention
What you need to know about human-spread diseases and those spread by wildlife
Signs and symptoms of common wilderness diseases, and what to do if you think you're infected