The Ultimate First-Aid Manual - Backpacker

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 k

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Minor Wounds

Heavy Bleeding

Muscles & Bones

Animal & Insect Bites

Gastrointestinal Illness

Dental Emergencies

Environmental Threats

Stay or Go: Calculating Your Risk

Extreme First Aid: Heart attack, brain trauma, and more.

First Aid Improv

What to Pack

Evacuate or Wait?

Risk Factors

Photo Tutorials: First Aid Center

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