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Backpacker Magazine – November 2009

The Ultimate First-Aid Manual

Treating injuries miles from the ER is an essential skill. But don't pack a medical text: Instead, learn what really matters. Wilderness Medicine Institute cofounder Buck Tilton boils down a lifetime's worth of experience into 62 tips every hiker should know. Read it, save it–and go forth to save lives.

by: Buck Tilton

(Photo by Genny Fullerton)
(Photo by Genny Fullerton)

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From splinting a broken leg to duct taping a bloody wound, the BACKPACKER First Aid Center is an invaluable resource for backcountry first aid.


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Passing Through
Feb 04, 2011

@FUzzyBear, it would be helpful if you'd back up that statement with facts, examples and citations.

FuzzyBear
Jan 07, 2011

This is quite possibly one of the worst first aid articles I have ever seen. I am an EMT and it makes me cringe to see some of the positive comments posted about this article.

Randall Berning
Sep 14, 2010

A first rate collection! Very much appreciate the information and the format. This is true Backpacker, providing a great service. Thank you!

Anonymous
Sep 06, 2010

They should have put it into an easier format, i don't like having to click on so many stupid tabs to see stuff.

Dan Homes
Feb 01, 2010

This is the backpackers bible.

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