Synopses & Reviews
Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.
Discover how to:
- Assemble 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 medical help arrives
An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge in an affordable and portable book. Discover how to apply first aid to a variety of wounds, treat abdominal pains and discomforts, soothe bites and stings, deal with heat and cold injuries, and wrap sprains, fractures and dislocated joints. In addition, you'll find a information on elementary CPR as well as lists of essential items for an outdoor first aid kit.
About the Author
Veteran outdoor author William Forgey, M.D. is engaged in the full-time practice of family medicine and is a member of the board of trustees of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, a fellow of the Explorers Club, a lecturer on medical care in high-risk recreation at several universities, and a leader of summer and winter expeditions into northern Canada. A former Boy Scout scoutmaster and Medical Explorer Post and High Adventure Post advisior, he currently serves on the National Health and Safety Committee and as an advisory board member for the Northern Tier High Adventure Base for the Boy Scouts of America. He is the author of fourteen wilderness medicine and camping books, including Basic Essentials: Hypothermia and Wilderness Medicine, now in its fifth edition.