Wilderness First Responder is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of backcountry emergencies. It's essential reading for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and anyone who works or plays far from definitive medical care.
This invaluable resource includes expert, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and “Signs and Symptoms” sidebars designed to help anyone provide immediate care in the wilderness—whenever they are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a hospital. It shows how to conduct a patient assessment, improvise when ideal materials are not handy, and decide whether or not to evacuate a patient. Readers will learn how to assess and treat:
Buck is a regular columnist for Backpacker magazine and is also the author of Knack Knots You Need and Knack Hiking & Backpacking. His many books for FalconGuides, including the award-winning Wilderness First Responder, have sold more than 100,000 copies combined.