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Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care

Review Last Updated: March 25, 2020
Terry Daine
Product Review by Terry Daine
Product Features
  • Co-authored by survival experts Dave Canterbury and Jason Hunt
  • Guides you through useful first-aid techniques suitable for the wilderness
  • Diagrams and pictures included

Introduction

Today we'll be reviewing the Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!

Pros

  • Co-authored by survival experts Dave Canterbury and Jason Hunt
  • Ideal for beginners and advanced survivalists
  • Doesn't overcomplicate with complex medical terms

Cons

  • Arguably not enough images which can be inconvenient

Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care Product Review

This is the second book on our list from survival expert Dave Canterbury and is co-written with outdoor survival instructor Jason Hunt. However, this book is focused solely on first aid advice, rather than more generalized wilderness survival techniques.

Perhaps one of the most important skills you can have when learning wilderness survival is first aid. If you are faced with an emergency situation in the middle of the wilderness, getting access to a hospital is not the most straightforward task. That’s why this book is useful for survivalists of all ability levels, as keeping this book to hand could potentially save a life.

While it may seem like a standard first-aid manual on the surface, the book digs deeper into first-aid techniques to help you specifically in the wilderness. It explains how to treat different conditions through the use of plants, and how to make bandages and dressings only using the tools you have around you.

If you do feel quite overwhelmed at the prospect of learning lots of first-aid techniques, the book doesn’t use complex medical terminology. Instead, the authors write simplistically, making it accessible to people without medical knowledge.

Although the book has diagrams and pictures throughout, some readers have found that there aren’t enough images, which can cause difficulty in a survival situation where you need answers quickly.

Despite only being tailored around first-aid advice for the wilderness, the information itself is necessary knowledge, so it is worth considering this as a must-have in your wilderness survival book collection.

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