This week’s DestinySurvival Pick is Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid, by William Forgey. You’ll want to get this reference book on wilderness medicine for your survival library.
Whether you’re deep in the wilderness when an accident or illness happens, or whether you’re anticipating a time when there will only be primitive living conditions where you live, you won’t be able to evacuate to a medical facility soon, if at all. What are your options? What are the alternatives?
Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid fits in your backpack and is said by one reviewer to have a superb index for pinpointing medical solutions. There are also two useful appendices. Chapters cover everything from wounds, bites and burns, to poisoning to hypothermia and heat stress.
This is an illustrated text and is essential reading for anyone from trip leaders, guides, and search and rescue groups to EMTs, paramedics, and physicians who must provide immediate care when access to a medical facility is difficult or impossible. This book teaches you how to survey, assess, and stabilize the victim and the medical situation, what questions to ask to gain necessary vital information, how to manage physical symptoms as well as care for wounds and orthopedic injuries and much more.
In situations that call for medical attention, you don’t want to take chances or make a mistake. You need a good reference. Get Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid by clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post.