If you’re seriously wary of involving yourself in any kind of travel that would include sleeping outside, trapping your own food or finding your own shelter, I don’t blaim you. Sure, I’ve gone camping a handful of times. There was that one time in the “woods” near Ocean City with my boyfriend, a best friend and her boyfriend. We slept in tents, collected firewood to roast marshmellows and the boys went fishing—you know, the usual. But it was still, I would say, very, very, far away from being “rustic.” We had showers and actual toilets to use, and we were only about a 5 minute drive from the beach (and you better believe we were at the beach EVERY DAY). But that still counts, right?
Anyway, the point is, with this new book that’s out this month, “Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook: First Aid for Travelers, Backpackers , Adventurers” by Drs. Spike Briggs and Campbell Mackenzie, I’ll be prepared for whatever might befall me in my camping (or any other outdoor-centric) travels.
With its color-coded sections—flip to the green section to find out how to best prepare for outdoor travel, or to the orange one for all things emergency medical procedures related—it’s super easy to find what you need at a moment’s notice (which is, I suppose, exactly the type of situation where you’d need this book.)