Basic Outdoor First Aid

A person wrapping his friends arm in gauze first aid in the wilderness outdoors

We venture outdoors for many reasons including having fun, feeding our family, and being immersed in the wilderness. But the #1 rule, before having a successful hunt or fishing trip, is staying safe. So here are some basic first aid resources that anyone in the outdoors should see.

First Aid Free Online Guide

wilderness first aid free online guide sierra trading post

Sierra Trading Post has compiled a great intro to first aid in the wilderness. It covers everything from preparedness and to head injuries, wounds, exposure, bites and stings, CPR, and more…  Read the guide here and have it saved on your phone.

First Aid Guide

Pocket Guide to Emergency First Aid

Pocket Guide to emergency first aid in the wild

This pocket guide is small enough to fit in any pack on any adventure. It is 28 pages of step-by-step instructions and diagrams on stabilizing and treating the most common injuries and sickness related to outdoor adventures.

Pocket Guide

Wilderness First Aid Handbook

wilderness first aid handbook

This is a more complete book, 128 waterproof pages, of first aid for extreme environments. People with no experience can use this book to improve their response to an emergency in the wilderness.

First Aid Handbook

Expedition First Aid Kit

Expedition first aid kit for wilderness and outdoors

This first aid kit is tailored to the outdoors and has enough supplies for up to 10 people. Pair this with the knowledge contained in the resources above and you will be much more capable of handling the unexpected injuries or sickness that may afflict you or your crew.

Firs Aid Kit


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