NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Author: Tod Schimelpfenig,Joan Safford

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811749886

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 4651

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: Gene Trantham,Darran Wells

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081176768X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 8223

The official NOLS guide to finding your way in the outdoors. Being able to rely on your navigational skills can mean the difference between a successful day hiking and an unplanned overnight in the wilderness. This new edition focuses on navigational principles and techniques so you can build skills and confidence and not have to rely on technology that is often not available on and off trail. Based on official NOLS curriculum and vetted by trained NOLS instructors in the field, NOLS Wilderness Navigation covers navigation techniques for map and compass and GPS, navigating by stars and sun, instruction on taking bearings, planning routes and using USGS topo maps, and choosing the right tools and equipment. This edition also includes international and nautical travel.

NOLS Expedition Planning

Author: Dave Anderson,Molly Absolon

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811744317

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 3226

• 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: 6434

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.

The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide

The Classic Handbook, Revised and Updated

Author: Mark Harvey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501196596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 7536

The classic backpacker’s handbook—revised and updated—providing expert guidelines for anyone who loves the outdoors. The Wilderness Guide brings the savvy of the world's most famous and respected outdoor organization to everyone—from the sixteen million backpacking Americans to the more than 265 million people, tenderfeet and trail-hardened hikers, who visit our national parks annually. It covers: -Selecting equipment—including discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of products such as the internal frame pack, lighter-weight boots, and freestanding tents -The latest “leave no trace” camping techniques -Traveling safely and sensibly—including vital information on maps, compasses, and tips on crossing difficult terrain -Backcountry cooking, with tips on building fires and tricks for making gourmet meals -Search-and-rescue techniques, including how to organize a self-sufficient search group and when to call in professional rescue teams Illustrated throughout with instructional drawings and photos and featuring lists of equipment, the Wilderness Guide is a must-have for anyone planning to explore the great outdoors.

NOLS Bear Essentials

Hiking and Camping in Bear Country

Author: John Gookin,Tom Reed

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811741176

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 3294

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: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811765997

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7886

The keystone of the NOLS library, the Cookery has been a trusted and reliable resource used in the field by NOLS students and instructors for 50 years. First published by Stackpole in 1991, NOLS Cookery is in its 7th edition with 125,000 copies in print. Whether you’re a first-time backpacker or a seasoned backcountry cook, you’ll learn from the cookbook used by the experts in outdoor education. With more than 2 million meals prepared in the wilderness, NOLS speaks with authority on the art of outdoor cooking. This new edition includes important nutritional information that supports the 200 recipes plus a special section of recipes from around the world, new recipes for lightweight backpacking and recipes that can be prepared in advance of the trip.

NOLS Wilderness Ethics

Valuing and Managing Wild Places

Author: Jennifer Lamb,Glenn Goodrich

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811732541

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

View: 6703

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: 9869

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.

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: 7827

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.

NOLS Wilderness Mountaineering

Author: Phil Powers

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811745295

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 3325

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

NOLS Canoeing

Author: Alexander Martin

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811753158


Page: 352

View: 4292

Planning and outfitting, including what you'll need on the water and in camp for long or short trips Using lines, basic strokes, basic maneuvers, and drills, rigging, loading and unloading, carrying and moving Covers techniques for whitewater and open water travel, navigation, and canoeing in ice Full-color photos and trustworthy text from the experts in outdoor education

NOLS River Rescue Guide

Author: Nate Ostis

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811761851

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6246

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.

NOLS Lightning

Author: John Gookin,Scott Morris

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811759342

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 9415

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

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323169562

Category: Medical

Page: 944

View: 6602

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine - based on Dr. Auerbach’s critically acclaimed text Wilderness Medicine - offers fast-access solutions to all of the medical situations that can occur in non-traditional settings. From backpack to kayak, or on any mobile device, this indispensable, compact survival guide is detailed enough to cover the clinical presentation and treatment of a full range of wilderness emergencies! Meet a full-range of emergency situations with the utmost effectiveness. Appendices address everything from environment-specific situations to lists of essential supplies, medicines, and many additional topics of care. Compare what you are seeing with line drawings and color plates to quickly and accurately identify skin manifestations, plants, poisonous mushrooms, snakes, spiders, insects, etc. Rapidly retrieve and comprehend wilderness survival information with the aid of an easily accessible format featuring "Signs and Symptoms" and "Treatment" sections in most chapters - combined with bulleted lists and text boxes. Improvise with available materials so you can diagnose and treat a myriad of medical situations with step-by-step how-to explanations and the latest practical advice from wilderness medicine experts. Get guidance on the go with online access to the fully searchable text at Expert Consult, plus bonus downloadable files for Survival Kits. Get the wilderness medicine skills you need now with new chapters on foot problems and care, global humanitarian relief and disaster medicine, Leave No Trace principles, and high-altitude medicine, as well as lists to prepare a variety of survival kits for different settings and patient populations. Improve your competency and readiness with thoroughly revised chapters on shock, maxillofacial trauma, malaria, improvised litters and carries, aeromedical transport, pain management, life-threatening emergencies, and allergic reactions.

The Blood of Strangers

Stories from Emergency Medicine

Author: Frank Huyler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520262514

Category: Medical

Page: 163

View: 865

A collection of short stories set in the ER introduces a neurosurgeon who practices witchcraft, a trauma surgeon who commits suicide, a wounded murderer, and a man chased across the New Mexico desert by a missile.

Basic Wilderness Life Support

A Text for Wilderness First Responder Courses

Author: MD Phd Ingebretsen, Richard,PHD, Richard, Richard Ingebretsen, ,

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615672304


Page: 334

View: 7703

This is a textbook that can be used for a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course, a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course and a Basic Wilderness Life Support (BWLS) certification course. It is also a valuable new text for those venturing into the wilderness where no medical care is available. Written by wilderness medicine faculty and students at a number of medical schools, this text provides the latest updates in wilderness medicine treatment.

Medicine for the Outdoors

The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323340970

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 1548

Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions and how-to explanations, this updated edition tells you the best way to respond to just about any medical problem. Logically organized, simple-to-understand enhanced illustrations and an increased focus on new topics mean this medical reference book may literally save your life. Whether you’re venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, or out to sea, it belongs in your pack! Examine the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors. Be guided through logical and complete explanations of every topic. Enhance your understanding with descriptive material including numerous drawings and instructions. Research recommendations for injury and illness prevention. Locate answers quickly with a helpful comprehensive index. Clearly visualize how to perform specific treatments, such as the use of a SAM® splint, with an increased number of helpful illustrations. Stay abreast of the latest in emergency medicine care, including new antibiotics, medicines, products to control bleeding, and today's most common infectious disease threats. Enhance your understanding of Lyme disease; water disinfection; emerging diseases (including West Nile Virus); and how to seek safety and act during natural disasters. Take advantage of Dr. Auerbach’s expert guidance with revised recommendations on high-altitude problems, drowning, airways management, toxic plants, and snake bites. Access new appendices covering AIDS/HIV transmission, expanded treatment instructions, global conflict guidelines (including terrorism), and canine medicine. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader.

Wilderness Medicine

Beyond First Aid

Author: M. W. D. Forgey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493027190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 6314

Now fully revised and updated, Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid is essential reading for any trail user, from trip leaders and guides to EMTs and paramedics. You’ll learn vital skills, such as: How to survey, assess, and stabilize the victim and the medical situation How to manage physical symptoms What questions to ask to gain necessary vital information How to care for woundsand orthopedic injuries, and much more Packed with useful information, Wilderness Medicine is the ultimate resource for anyone faced with providing immediate care when access to a medical facility is difficult or impossible.