I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Alton and Nurse Amy several years ago at a show in Phoenix, Arizona. They are both very friendly and very knowledgeable professionals, it was then that I first discovered their book. Today it is part of my vast collection of outdoor/survival resources on my shelf in my office. As a Wilderness First Responder I consider it as on one my best resources for all things medical related especially when in the field. The broadness of topic and depth of each one is amazing work, each section covers a different area that you might encounter such as dental issues, infections, insect bites, wounds, broken bones, and so much more. The goal of the book is to help you do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
If you ever wanted to know what is the correct thing to do if someone or yourself ever gets a fishhook stuck in you, a poisonous snake bite, a broken or fractured limb, or how to help someone with heatstroke, this book can help give you the guidance that you will need to confidently help you get through many situations that honestly occur every day in the wilderness. Don’t wing it, or think that you don’t need to know because “maybe” someone else will know, in my opinion anyone traveling into the wilderness should have a basic knowledge of survival medicine not only for their own sake but for that of others with them or that they might encounter that need help.
There is a more recent version called “The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide” however it is abridged and not quite as in-depth as the second edition.