Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care

A Field to Wilderness Emergency Care

Introduction

Have you ever asked yourself, “what if i get injured, while on the mountain or in the wilderness?” you need not panic or trouble yourself about such. There are tendencies of getting hurt when in such places, all you need is knowledge to survive such situations. The required knowledge is that which David Micheal Canterbury and Jason Hunt have sat and put into writing and  titled it Bushcraft First Aid: A Field to Wilderness Emergency Care for human survival in due time.

Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care is just the perfect book to be read to acquire the required knowledge when injured in the wilderness, mountain or anywhere as the case may be. The two authors have beautifully put their craft in writing as well as using pictorial representation and analysis for clarity and better understanding from the reader’s end.

One might wonder what can be in the book that has not been said or heard before, it is only when you read you tend to know the benefit of first aid treatment  before the intervention of a Doctor.  The book has loads of information which is key and helpful in how to use plants as medicine when injured. Ever care to treat yourself through plants or need first aid where a doctor or medical practitioner cannot reach you consider getting Bushcraft First Aid: A Field to Wilderness Emergency Care for humans.

Many might want to compare and contrast with other books but the difference is evident. It is enough to state that the book starts to guide right from the user’s home such as bandage because the fact remains there are tendencies one get injured in the wilderness, on the mountain or any other place as the case may be.

About The Author(s) Of Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care

David Micheal Canterbury and Jason Hunt have been known for their wide range of knowledge in their field which has influenced their writing a lot more than anyone would think.

David Micheal Canterbury, a survival expert and instructor, born September, 1963, co-star on a reality television show called Dual Survival and also an author. He has once worked as a reptile farmer, driver and fisherman. He is currently the founder, owner and instructor in the Pathfinder in Southeast Ohio He has written and published books such as;  Survivability for the common man (2011), Bushcraft 101 (2014) as well as Advanced Bushcraft (2015).

On the other hand, Jason Hunt, outdoor survival instructor, is a minister ordained by Apostle Charles and Frances, with the mission to take the church back to its root and reveal the things of the end times.

He is the publisher and author of Basic Search and Rescue (2013), Pathfinder Search and Rescue (2015), Didache (2012) as well as a religious book Divine Healing in the kingdom (2010)

Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care Review

Bushcraft First Aid: A Field to Wilderness Emergency Care published 2017 is one unique publication  among the rest which gives basic and practical knowledge answering the question “how to survive in times of emergency”. It gives advice on how to help oneself when injured and unable to reach a Doctor or a medical practitioner.

It gives the first hand solution to injuries, to mention few, cuts, burns, head injuries, broken bones. It goes a wide range to explain how to effectively treat oneself with plants in place of medicine most importantly in a place where you cannot get to  buy medicine, in the bush,  mountain while hiking or in the desert. It also explains and instructs how an injured victim can easily hold the necessary tools such as bandages while going into the wilderness.

Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care is 256 pages having more than 16 chapters, it gives detail explanation on the following: Things you need to know before going out, Survival Skills in the wilderness, The emergency scene, Treatment of Bleeding and wounds, Blisters and Burns, Bone and Joint Injuries, Circulatory issues, Breathing Issues, Neurological Issues, Abdominal Issues, Poisonous Plants, Plant Medicine for the woodsman, Treating Dislocations, Treating Asthma, Hernias, Animal Bites, Five Minutes shelter in the wilderness and many more.

It is no news that the authors of Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care failed in their part by not going for more than first aid, that is they refuse to give any professional or medical advice in certain situations. Thus, when one goes into a bush, wilderness or desert for example, for a very long period of time, perhaps 4 months and first aid would not suffice to heal such a person, such person might have to turn back from the journey. This is one of the major limitations of the book, however, it is understandable that David Micheal Canterbury and Jason Hunt might have decided not to that far so as not to make things complicated and complex for the readers and so that many will not misunderstand the information of the book. However, it suffices to state that in the circle of first aid survival, the Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care is one among the best wilderness survival books.

Comparison

Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care when placed side by side with the likes of Wilderness Emergency Care by Steve Donelan or Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine by Paul Auerbach. No one needs to ring out the differences because Bushcraft First Aid: A Field to Wilderness Emergency Care has said enough from itself right from the content. The book sufficiently gave good analysis and first aid medication using plants to any sort of injury.

Book Details

  • Dimension: 5.5 x0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Published Date: June 13, 2017   
  • Language: English

Pros

  • Authored by two experienced survival experts
  • No use of technical medical words, hence anyone can read and understand
  • Suitable for use by any category of survivors
  • Compact and sizable
  • Meet up emergency situations with comprehensive effectiveness
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Insufficient Pictorial Representation of ideas
  • In most cases, After first aid solution is proffered, the reader is left hanging and told to seek professional medical attention

Conclusion

If ever caught in an emergency situation and need urgent first aid instructor, Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care is the perfect book to be read and possessed. It has adequately proffered the basic and first step to take in the time of injuries. Above this, its basic remedy comes from plants. Obviously, the authors see plants as a natural remedy to cure one of either cuts, wounds, broken bones and others. It gives a detailed analysis and pictorial representation of what is needed and what to use.

It is enough to state that the book starts to guide right from the user’s home such as bandage because the fact remains there are tendencies one get injured in the wilderness, on the mountain or any other place as the case may be. However, one of the disadvantages is that despite the fact that it is detailed, it didn’t go further than first aid solutions. This does not justify that the book gives all it takes for survival but the book plus human instinct does the magic.

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