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Backpacker Trailside First Aid: Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention (Backpacker Magazine)by Molly Absolon
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Backpacker magazines Trailside First Aid brings you essential mind gear from the two most respected and reliable publishers of outdoor-related information. This is the ideal first-aid kit of information on everything from minor matters to handling backcountry emergencies until professional help arrives. Learn how to assess and treat shock; wrap fractures and sprains; manage wounds; soothe bites and stings; deal with heat and cold injuries; tend to illnesses, including altitude illness; and assemble a first-aid kit.
Perfect for pack or pocket, this book breaks down its subject into the essential topics, providing practical and portable information useful in the field. Full-color photos and illustrations complement concise, clear text, introducing you to the basic and intermediate skills needed to safely and successfully get by in the outdoors.
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Book News Annotation:
Absolon and Backpacker magazine present this handy guide to trail side first aid covering everything from dealing with blisters to improvising a splint and treating hypothermia. With an emphasis on prevention and clear, accessible language, the guide's wealth of pictures and compact size (6.9x4.3") make it an ideal field reference for hikers and backpackers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Backpacker magazine's Trailside First Aid assembles for readers an outdoor first-aid kit of essential items; soothe bites and stings; deal with hot and cold injuries; wrap sprains, fractures, and dislocated joints; handle backcountry emergencies until professional help arrives. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.
Backpacker magazinebranded and fueled by Falcon-Guides, this book provides essential mind gear from the two most respected and reliable publishers of outdoor-related information. Perfect for pack or pocket, it breaks down its subject into the essential topics, providing practical and portable information useful in the field. Full-color photos, charts, and illustrations are organized with text by an expert in a brief and accessible manner, introducing readers to basic and intermediate skills needed to safely and successfully get by in the outdoors.
About the Author
Clyde Soles is a professional author and photographer who, for eight years, was the principle field tester for rock climbing and mountaineering equipment for Rock & Ice magazine. In 1998, Clyde founded Trail Runner magazine, which became a sister publication of Rock & Ice. Clyde acted as Senior Editor for both magazines, before going freelance fulltime in 2001. He continues to write for Outside, Backpacker, Rock & Ice, Climbing, Hooked on the Outdoors, and other national outdoor magazines, and has authored several books, including The Outdoor Knots Book, Land Navigation Handbook, and Expedition Planning.
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