Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care (Paperback)
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From wilderness expert Dave Canterbury and outdoor survival instructor Jason Hunt comes the next installment in the New York Times bestselling Bushcraft series—a go-to first aid resource for anyone headed into the woods.
Out in the woods or on top of a mountain, there’s no calling 9-1-1. Bushcraft First Aid teaches you how to be your own first responder. The authors’ years of experience and training will help hikers and backpackers deal with a variety of emergency situations, from cuts and burns to broken bones and head injuries. You’ll also learn what to pack and how to make bandages, dressings, and slings at a moment’s notice. As bushcraft experts, Canterbury and Hunt explain how to use plants as medicine to treat various conditions. Bushcraft First Aid provides the lifesaving information you need to keep yourself and your fellow hikers safe on the trail.
About the Author
Dave Canterbury is the co-owner and supervising instructor at the Pathfinder School, which USA TODAY named one of the Top 12 Survival Schools in the United States. He has been published in Self Reliance Illustrated, New Pioneer, American Frontiersman, and Trapper’s World. Dave is the New York Times bestselling author of Bushcraft 101, Advanced Bushcraft, and The Bushcraft Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild.
Jason A. Hunt first received his training in survival from civilian and military experts by way of his martial arts experience, which spans thirty years. Jason is the author of Pathfinder Wilderness First Aid, a contributor to several magazines, and a weekly co-host on Pathfinder TV.
"It’s not the first thing you want to think about, but what if you’re camping and someone gets hurt or sick? This book has it all for staying alive in the woods when things go from bad to worse."
"A primer on backcountry medical safety wrapped up in one handy book. Modeled after old-school survival manuals, this book offers an in-depth knowledge of survival skills, in layman's terms. It is clearly written, easy to index, and easy to use. This book could be a lifesaver—literally. It could make a great first aid book for those Scouts in your life, or any other outdoor fanatic you care about."
"There’s no 911 in the woods but thank goodness there’s Bushcraft First Aid. A go to guide for first aid. Bushcraft teaches you how to be your own first responder, showing you how to deal with a variety of situations."
"Wilderness expert Dave Canterbury shows you the way to be a learned first responder … and how to maintain an overall safe environment for everyone on the trail. It’s outdoor lifesaving techniques at its finest."
"Before taking to the trails and getting off-the-grid think about packing this essential field manual. The Bushcraft First Aid is a book packed with practical advice on how to deal with a variety of emergency situations when 9-1-1 is out of reach."
"Valuable information that every TrailblazerGirl should know. This book is filled with practical advice with ‘Tips and Tricks’ in every chapter. This is your guide to potentially lifesaving information for you and those you encounter out in the wilderness."
"The new book is just what I needed to learn how to take the crucial first steps to being able to help my family or someone I come across who is in distress. [Dave’s] “real life scenarios” vignettes help you think through what you might do in a real life situation … .Keep it in your boat, your hunting cabin, your home bookshelf, in the trunk of your car, and in your bug out bag … .I highly recommend this book as a go-to first-aid resource for anyone headed out into nature."
"Compact enough to easily fit in your backpack, and heavily illustrated, this great resource has everything you need to know to assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical issues … .From cuts and burns to broken bones and head injuries, Bushcraft First Aid is the guide you need to stay safe through all of your outdoor adventures."
—Guns & Gunsmiths
"Even if 'outdoor time' means barbecuing, Papa will love knowing that if he ever did end up in the wilderness, Bushcraft First Aid … will get him through."
"A book which will arm you with the first aid knowledge needed to survive an emergency situation in the woods. Beyond being an extremely informative book, Bushcraft First Aid is also a great read. If knowing how to survive in an emergency situation is crucial to your life, this is a must read. Perhaps you are looking for some reading material during your summer camping trips. This is that book."
—The Daily Want
"Do NOT head out without these books. With the guidance of this great information you can feel safer outdoors as you connect with nature, because after all the truth of the matter is – you can never really know what will happen. So, grab the Bushcraft books and you’ll be prepared to get lost!"
—Mountain Weekly News