Monday, August 28, 2017
Basic First Aid Text
Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide To Wilderness Emergency Care
Picked this up last week, and flipped through it over the last few days.
Fairly complete, well-explained, and designed for laymen, not medical practitioners.
It's not perfect, but it's a great first aid text to start out with, coming from nothing.
Overall, I give it a solid B to B+.
Short of my recommendation: take a full basic EMT course - which would be a requirement to graduate high school or start college, if I were emperor for a day - this book will get you off on the right foot.
Skip the Red Cross abortion that passes for basic first aid (tl;dr version: "It's an emergency! Dial 9-1-1!), and instead invest $12-17, and the time it takes to read the book. Then assemble the basic kit, and practice the skills. Lather, rinse, repeat.