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Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care

Author : Buck Tilton
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Small enough to take in the field, this pocket-sized survival essential will benefit everyone in a wilderness setting. With information on treating shock victims, abdominal pain, sprains, fractures, dislocations and much more, this is an inexpensive way to save someone's life!

Wilderness First Responder

Author : Buck Tilton
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The first teaching manual ever for the "Wilderness First Responder" course, this title represents the cutting edge in medical training for wilderness rescue and self care. The schools affiliated with Tilton's program include the Wilderness Medicine Institute, a subsidiary of NOLS, and SOLO.

Wilderness Medicine What To Do When You Can t Call 911

Author : Clifton Castleman
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Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care

Author : Buck Tilton
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This book does not pretend to have all the answers to administrating first aid in the outdoors, but it does provide the principles for dealing with many serious emergencies - as well as a few common problems.'

The Complete Walker IV

Author : Colin Fletcher
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For the first time since 1984, we have a new edition of the classic book that Field & Stream called “the Hiker’s Bible.” For this version, the celebrated writer and hiker Colin Fletcher has taken on a coauthor, Chip Rawlins, himself an avid outdoorsman and a poet from Wyoming. Together, they have made this fourth edition of The Complete Walker the most informative, entertaining, and thorough version yet. The eighteen years since the publication of The Complete Walker III have seen revolutionary changes in hiking and camping equipment: developments in waterproofing technology, smaller and more durable stoves, lighter boots, more manageable tents, and a wider array of food options. The equipment recommendations are therefore not merely revised and tweaked, but completely revamped. During these two decades we have also seen a deepening of environmental consciousness. Not only has backpacking become more popular, but a whole ethic of responsible outdoorsmanship has emerged. In this book the authors confidently lead us through these technological, ethical, and spiritual changes. Fletcher and Rawlins’s thorough appraisal and recommendation of equipment begins with a “Ground Plan,” a discussion of general hiking preparedness. How much to bring? What are the ideal clothes, food, boots, and tents for your trip? They evaluate each of these variables in detail—including open, honest critiques and endorsements of brand-name equipment. Their equipment searches are exhaustive; they talk in detail about everything from socks to freeze-dried trail curries. They end as they began, with a philosophical and literary disquisition on the reasons to walk, capped off with a delightful collection of quotes about walking and the outdoor life. After a thoughtful and painstaking analysis of hiking gear from hats to boots, from longjohns to tent flaps, they remind us that ultimately hiking is about the experience of being outdoors and seeing the green world anew. Like its predecessors, The Complete Walker IV is an essential purchase for anyone captivated by the outdoor life.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Author : Tod Schimelpfenig
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This guide helps train outdoor leaders to prevent, recognize, and treat common medical problems and to stabilize a severely ill or injured patient for evacuation.

Travellers Health

Author : Richard Dawood
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Our ability to travel to the remotest parts of the world has been transformed, but the health risks are ever changing and increasing, and there may be no one to help when things go wrong. Whether you are travelling abroad for business or pleasure, this book provides essential, detailed, practical advice for journeys all over the world. This fifth edition is a complete revision of a best-selling, comprehensive and trusted guide. Travellers need to be increasingly well informed about health problems they may encounter abroad. Malaria prevention, the latest vaccine information and advice, cruise ship travel, jet lag, skiing, and accidents and injuries abroad: this book covers every important issue in travel medicine, with the emphasis firmly on self-help and prevention. This new edition brings together state-of-the-art background information and specialist advice from more than 70 leading experts from several countries, now in a more compact format. It is also available in an electronic edition. Travellers' Health is the standard source for the well-prepared traveller.

How to Think Like a Survivor

Author : Tom Watson
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Readers don't have to be avid mountain climbers or wilderness explorers to encounter an emergency survival situation. The outing can begin as a simple family hike, a hunt on well-known terrain, a drive through the countryside. It can quickly turn into an unexpected emergency. How to Think Like a Survivor is for anyone who spends time in the outdoors, including hikers, campers, boaters, skiers, nature photographers, bird watchers, anglers and hunters. Chapters include information and preparation tips on: Gear Food & Water Navigation Shelters Signaling Field First Aid This convenient book also offers: Photos and illustrations show fire kits, first-aid gear, compasses, food and water sources, shelters, survivalknives, signals and much more. Discusses skills to develop before going into the outdoors. Shows how everyday items can function as multi-use tools in the wilderness.

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park

Author : Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet’s Grand Canyon National Park is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go rafting on the Colorado River, explore the Grand Canyon by bike or view it from above on a helicopter ride – all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet Zion Bryce Canyon National Parks

Author : Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike the Cable Mountain trail in Zion, ride a horse or mule through Bryce or go swimming or tubing in Zion's Virgin River; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Travel Guide: User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, and conservation Over 65 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Zion National Park, St George, Snow Canyon State Park, Cedar City, Glendale, Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Canyon, Panguitch, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Tent and Car Camper s Handbook Advice for Families First Timers

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Climbing Self Rescue

Author : Molly Loomis
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CLICK HERE to download a portion of the chapter on "Scenarios & Solutions" from Climbing Self-Rescue featuring 5 different scenarios (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Climbing self-rescue procedures for teams of two -- the most common climbing party size * Techniques equally effective on rock, snow, and ice * Utilizes gear climbers already carry in their rack * Includes 40 one-page rescue scenarios and solutions for climbing accident analysis The rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You've wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In Climbing: Self Rescue, two long-time climbing instructors and guides teach how to improvise your own solutions, calling for outside help only when necessary. Because few climbers carry fancy (and expensive) search and rescue gear, all skills taught in this book use the items typically found on a climbing rack: rope, carabiners, slings, and cord. Text, illustrations, and photos explain knots, belaying and hauling systems, rappelling, ascension, passing knots, how to safely assist and rig an injured climber, and more. Roughly half of the book is devoted to real-life climbing scenarios and solutions ranging from moderate to severe. Because real-life situations rarely unfold as they do in practice, Climbing Self-Rescue teaches how to analyze and improvise your way out of a crisis.

Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

Camping With Kids

Author : Goldie Silverman
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Learn the basics of family camping from longtime outdoorswoman Goldie Silverman and the legion of experienced kid and parent campers that lent their voices to this authoritative, yet fun and whimsical book. Novice and experienced campers alike will find the tips in Camping with Kids invaluable. Whether car, tent, or RV-camping, you will find everything you need to know from preparing your family for a camping trip, to setting up camp, to what to do if things should go awry. It also tells you how to step beyond car camping into backpacking, canoe touring, and other extended adventures.

How to Die in the Outdoors

Author : Buck Tilton
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The Book That Makes Dying by Heart Attack Seem Downright Boring Simply by living a normal life, you have an excellent chance of becoming yet another statistic on the list of leading causes of death. But Buck Tilton prefers to ponder the alternatives. In How to Die in the Outdoors, he presents 150 more interesting and unique ways to perish, from snake bite, elephant foot, rhino horn, and more! With witty prose, Tilton describes not only the details of how you can die—some intriguingly gory, yet all based on facts—but also ways to avoid death should a life-threatening situation arise before you’re ready to leave this world for whatever afterlife there may be.

Highpoint Adventures

Author : Charlie Winger
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Trekking in Bhutan

Author : Bart Jordans
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Bhutan is an ideal destination for trekkers wishing to experience the magic of the Himalaya without the commercialism. Although independent trekking is not permitted, it can nonetheless prove difficult to obtain information. This guide describes 22 official treks and a handful of trek variants, with comprehensive advice about planning and preparation and plentiful cultural information to enhance any visit. Included are the classic Lunana 'Snowman' Trek, the Jhomolhari and Dagala Treks, and the Druk Path, as well as many other treks - both well-established trails and other routes of a more exploratory nature, venturing into remote and seldom-visited areas of the country. You will find thorough coverage of all the practicalities, with notes on trekking seasons, outfitters, transport, accommodation and food, ethics and etiquette, equipment and medical considerations (including safety at altitude). The guide also offers a fascinating insight into Bhutanese mountain life, from local superstitions and beliefs to plants, wildlife and yak husbandry. Route description is presented alongside sketch mapping and information on local points of interest. Trekking here is a truly unique experience, promising memories that will last a lifetime.

Wilderness First Aid Emergency Care for Remote Locations

Author : American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
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Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations, Third Edition provides information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour away or more. Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations, this comprehensive guide will teach you what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care. Completely revised, the Third Edition contains updated information on first aid training and complies with the 2005 cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines.

Technical Skills for Adventure Programming

Author : Mark Wagstaff
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Technical Skills for Adventure Programming will guide you in becoming an effective adventure educator teaching beginning-level outdoor adventure skills. This book allows you to tap into the knowledge and expertise of skilled instructors who present a lesson plan progression for mastering 12 popular outdoor adventure activities.

Outdoor Safety Handbook

Author : Buck Tilton
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Survival advice for hikers, hunters, campers, and anyone who spends time out of doors.