A Woman's Guide to the Wild: Your Complete Outdoor Handbook

A Woman's Guide to the Wild: Your Complete Outdoor Handbook


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The friendly, definitive guide for outdoorswomen who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outside recreation—or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild.

This fun, practical handbook covers everything from “feminine functions” (like dealing with your period and peeing in the woods) to staying safe (like protecting yourself from strangers). You'll also find chapters that help you prepare for—and make the most of—your time in the wilderness with information and advice on:

* Gear lists
* Personal Care
* Camp setup
* Fire building
* Weather
* Navigation
* Food & Water

Fun and informative, A Woman's Guide to the Wild will inspire you to get out on your own or with your girlfriends, explore the wildnerness, and get a little dirty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632170057
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 151,859
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

RUBY MCCONNELL is the author of A Girl's Guide to the Wild; she's also a geologist, environmental advocate, and dancer. Her work has appeared in Grain Magazine, Misadventures Magazine, Oregon Quarterly, Seattle Backpackers Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and Fungi Magazine, among others.

TERESA GRASSESCHI is an illustrator, painter, and lifelong glasses wearer who spends her days making pictures for books, brands, and galleries. Her work has been featured in publications such as Stereogum, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Where to Go 1

Chapter 2 What to Bring 25

Chapter 3 Setting Up Camp 67

Chapter 4 Building a Fire 91

Chapter 5 Lady Matters 109

Chapter 6 Getting Your Grub On 151

Chapter 7 First Aid & Safety 183

Chapter 8 Weather 207

Chapter 9 Navigation 217

Chapter 10 All Comers 257

Chapter 11 Mind Your Manners 267

Resources 273

Notes 275

Acknowledgments 281

Index 283

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