Take this wilderness first aid quiz to assess your level of know-how.
How long before frostbite sets in? How does cold weather change your survival priorities? You asked, the Den Mother answered.
You don’t have to look hard in winter to find ice. Put this common material to work in a survival situation with these six techniques.
Alone and snakebitten? There are better strategies than panic.
Nothing but a plastic bag? Use it to waterproof clothes, signal for rescue, and more.
Identify this high-altitude killer.
Use what you have at any given moment to alleviate a medical emergency in the backcountry.
Add support and reduce swelling in 5 easy steps.
Learn how to improvise a splint with common backpacking gear.
Stabilize an injured leg with a sleeping pad and a few T-shirts.
Here's how to stop the bleeding, close the wound, and prevent infection.
Don't panic: Severe wounds are part of the risks of backcountry travel. Learn how to treat bleeding cuts, and you just might save your hiking partner's life–or your own.