NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Author: Tod Schimelpfenig,Joan Safford

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811749886

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 4493

One of the finest first aid books I've seen. --Mel Otten, M.D., Wilderness Medical Society • New chapters on judgment and decision-making and mental health • First-aid topics--patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, fractures and dislocations, and chest, head, and abdominal injury • How to handle environmental problems--heat, cold, water, altitude, and poisonous plants and animals

NOLS Wilderness Navigation

Author: Darran Wells

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811744558

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6383

• The National Outdoor Leadership School's official guide to finding your way in the wilderness • Covers all navigational techniques, from map and compass to GPS and gives instructions on taking bearings and planning routes on USGS maps • Up-to-date information on tools, equipment, and software For wilderness travelers, good navigation ability can mean the difference between a successful day hike and an unplanned overnight stay. Based on the curriculum of the National Outdoor Leadership School, NOLS Wilderness Navigation gives you the skills you need to confidently find your way on and off the trail. Included here are methods for orienting yourself by the sun and the stars alone, easy-to-follow explanations of map and compass techniques, and advice on using an altimeter. There's also a comprehensive section on using GPS technology-without becoming dependent on it. Exercises at the end of each chapter help readers gradually develop their skills and build their confidence.

NOLS Expedition Planning

Author: Dave Anderson,Molly Absolon

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811744317

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 7344

• The guide for planning a successful trip, short or long • Research access to public land, domestic and international • Create a budget and find additional funding • Choose essential gear, with checklists for personal and group gear • Plan food and fuel requirements • How to prepare mentally and physically • Health issues, including insurance, illnesses, and injuries • Transportation and lodging • How to deal with risks in the wilderness • Leave No Trace principles for sustainable travel

NOLS Winter Camping

Author: John Gookin,Buck Tilton

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081174342X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 802

The National Outdoor Leadership School's official guide to camping in extreme cold. Comprehensive coverage of winter clothing and gear. Proven techniques for traveling efficiently and safely across snow and ice and complete directions for building igloos and many other snow shelters.

NOLS Bear Essentials

Hiking and Camping in Bear Country

Author: John Gookin,Tom Reed

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811741176

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 1819

Seven common bear encounters and how to survive them. Best ways to identify grizzlies and black bears. Learn essential info on bear behavior at different times of year and in different habitats.

NOLS Cookery

Author: Claudia Pearson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811745791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9175

An update to the classic guide to backcountry cooking.

NOLS Wilderness Ethics

Valuing and Managing Wild Places

Author: Jennifer Lamb,Glenn Goodrich

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811732541

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

View: 6242

New edition of a NOLS classic; the definitive book on environmental ethics and their relation to managing wildlands An excellent introduction to all relevant federal agencies and legislation Objectively examines various perspectives on difficult ethical questions Originally published in 1992 as An Introduction to Wildland Ethics and Management, this fully revised and updated edition is a powerful tool for understanding the challenges facing wilderness in the United States today. Beginning with the premise that land management must be informed by a well-developed wilderness ethic, the authors delve into some of the thorniest problems in environmental ethics, exploring them in clear, straightforward language: What is wilderness? Why should it be protected? Do animals have rights? Do trees? When should wilderness concerns trump individual priorities? The book also provides a fascinating history of the wilderness movement in America and gives a comprehensive survey of the legislation and agency structures that define wildlands management today. Essential reading for land managers, activists, policymakers, or anyone else who cares about the future of wilderness in the United States.

NOLS Wilderness Wisdom

Author: John Gookin

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811748820

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2275

More than 1,000 quotes from close to 600 sources in categories ranging from leadership to diversity and inclusion to environmental ethics to expedition planning.

NOLS Wilderness Mountaineering

Author: Phil Powers

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811745295

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 1249

This updated edition of the popular NOLS Wilderness Mountaineering reflects the most current practices, equipment, and risk management in mountain climbing.

NOLS Lightning

Author: John Gookin,Scott Morris

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811759342

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 4454

Field guide for making careful decisions in the backcountry and relying on informed observation.

NOLS River Rescue Guide

Author: Nate Ostis

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811761851

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 8468

A how-to guide of safety, rescue, and recovery techniques for all who work and play on the water. 2015 National Outdoor Book Award Winner.

Wilderness First Responder

How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Emergencies in the Backcountry

Author: Buck Tilton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762762624

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 3129

The first teaching manual ever for the "Wilderness First Responder" course, this title represents the cutting edge in medical training for wilderness rescue and self care. The schools affiliated with Tilton's program include the Wilderness Medicine Institute, a subsidiary of NOLS, and SOLO.

Medicine for the Outdoors

The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323068138

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 553

View: 7044

Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, this newly updated guide explains the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help is miles or days away. Logically organized, "Medicine for the Outdoors" may literally save a life.

Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Author: Chris Johnson,Shane Winser

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199688419

Category: Medical

Page: 822

View: 3084

Revised for its second edition to include the latest national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine continues to be the essential resource forexpedition medics and all well-informed travellers, including gap-year students. Clear and concise,readers can rely on this handbook to provide the knowledge and practical advice they need. It enables efficient preparation and planning before the journey, advises on camp logistics, risk management, and medical problems during the trip, as well as highlighting rare but important risks to thosevisiting remote areas. Focusing on preventative measures, the handbook also contains chapters dealing with crisis management, emergency care, and evacuation from challenging environments.Now containing more guidance about the obligations of a clinician joining an expedition, and the ethical approach to such work, the second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine also provides an increased emphasis on medicine in various extreme environments. Withrevised and additional illustrations, more colour plates, and an increased use of important algorithms, this edition will give you the confidence and skills you need to travel to any extreme or remote environment. Updated with the support of the Royal Geographical Society, and incorporating thecombined knowledge and experience of a team of experienced clinicians and expeditioners, this is a practical, easy-to-use guide to all aspects of expedition and wilderness medicine. Anyone who might ever step into the natural countryside, away from tarmac or gravelled paths, to seek the freedom and beauty of unspoiled nature needs to be aware of the content of this book, to enhance their enjoyment, and minimise the risk of pursuing adventurous travel.

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323597564

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

View: 6755

Based on Dr. Auerbach’s renowned Wilderness Medicine text, Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition, is your portable, authoritative guide to the full range of medical and emergency situations that occur in non-traditional settings. Useful for experienced physicians as well as advanced practice providers, this unique medical guide covers an indispensable range of topics in a well-illustrated, highly condensed format – in print or on any mobile device – for quick access anytime, anywhere. An easy-access presentation ensures rapid retrieval and comprehension of wilderness medical information, with "Signs and Symptoms" and "Treatment" sections, bulleted lists, and quick-reference text boxes in every chapter. All chapters are thoroughly up to date, including new information on travel medicine, medications, immunizations, and field treatment of common conditions. Step-by-step explanations from wilderness medicine experts cover the clinical presentation and treatment of a full range of wilderness emergencies and show you how to improvise with available materials. Comprehensive coverage includes dive medicine and water-related emergencies, mountain medicine and wilderness survival, global humanitarian relief and disaster medicine, high-altitude medicine, pain management, and much more. Line drawings and color plates help you quickly an accurately identify skin manifestations, plants, poisonous mushrooms, snakes, insects, and more. Useful appendices address everything from environment-specific situations to lists of essential supplies, medicines, and many additional topics of care.

Wilderness Medicine

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323032285

Category: Medical

Page: 2316

View: 2962

Nineteen completely new chapters cover such topics as volcanic eruptions and wilderness and endurance events. Packed with practical information that stresses improvisational medicine, the book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the outdoors.

Sequim-Dungeness Valley

Author: Katherine Vollenweider

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 146713404X

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 4329

Mastodons roamed the plains of Sequim and Dungeness in the years following the recession of the Cordilleran ice sheets. Millennia later, the villages of S'Klallam were home to those who saw settlers disembarking on the periphery of coastal wilderness. Ancient stands of spruce, cedar, and fir fell in the 1800s, clearing the land for agriculture. By the 1900s, the region exported wheat, potatoes, hay, and oats and became prime dairy land. This compilation of historic photographs illustrates the area's history from the 1800s to 1930 and is complimented by information from archival documents sequestered in historical collections throughout the Puget Sound and at the Museum and Arts Archive in Sequim.

Wilderness Navigation

Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS, 3rd Edition

Author: Bob Burns,Mike Burns

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594859469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 6665

CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it’s even better!) • Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook: • Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, “skills check” mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end • Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers • Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings) • Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the GPS function on a “smart” phones (along with a description of their limitations) • Additional information on non-GPS navigational techniques • Recommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information

The Doctors Book of Home Remedies

Thousands of Tips and Techniques Anyone Can Use to Heal Everyday Health Problems

Author: Debora Tkac

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9780878578733

Category: Homeopathy

Page: 676

View: 6012

The authors have combed the country to find reliable, unique, and sometimes never-before-revealed self-care secrets practiced by physicians and health-care professionals. The result is a one-of-a-kind volume of sure cures and treatments for common conditions--from angina to ulcers, from sore feet to forgetfulness.