Logan offers a slew of helpful information in a down-to-earth, accessible style. He shares stories of real-life mishaps and deadly experiences, ranging from snake bites to mountain climbing falls, pointing out the learning opportunities in each. Particularly appealing are the quiz to determine the most effective response in any survival situation, along with the practical medical advice dealing with how to check vital signs, the benefits and techniques of making a natural poultice, responding to allergy attacks in the wild, and more.
The guide is strongest when Logan focuses on particular skills, and he includes illustrations of basic first aid maneuvers—like making a splint for a broken hand—that are clear and concise. He dedicates pages to differentiating dangerous insect bites from those that can be healed naturally, and although he stresses the availability of natural remedies as an immediate response, he also teaches how to access medical assistance when necessary, including a breakdown of how EpiPens work and when to recognize that CPR is needed. Readers more advanced in wilderness survival techniques may find sections repetitive, but for those new to the field this guide will prove informative and reassuring.
Takeaway: This highly useful guide for wilderness survival offers step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.
Great for fans of: Kevin Estela’s 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods, Leon Pantenburg’s Bushcraft Basics.
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