Backpacker Magazine –
BACKPACKER First Aid Center
(Photo by Genny Fullerton)
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: How to Treat a Fractured Leg
Stabilize an injured leg with a sleeping pad and a few T-shirts.
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: How to Treat a Gaping Wound
Here's how to stop the bleeding, close the wound, and prevent infection.
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: How to Treat a Blister
Learn how to fix this common hiking ailment correctly and you'll be back on the trail in no time.
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: How to Treat a Fractured Arm
Learn how to improvise a splint with common backpacking gear.
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: How to Treat a Sprained Ankle
Add support and reduce swelling in 5 easy steps.
VIDEO: Treating Bloody Wounds
Learn how to treat bleeding cuts, and you just might save your hiking partner's life–or your own.
VIDEO: Treating Broken Bones
If you know how to diagnose, treat, and splint a broken leg with camping gear
, you'll better your odds for survival.
VIDEO: Preventing & Treating Hypothermia
Prevent the deep chill by learning how to spot and treat hypothermia in the backcountry.
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