Knack First Aid

A Complete Illustrated Guide

Book Description

Knack First Aid covers the most common injuries and illnesses, how to recognize them, how to manage them and, when appropriate, how to prevent them.

About Tilton, Buck

Buck Tilton is co-founder of the Wildernes Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), which has become the largest school of wilderness medicine in the world. Buck has been a teacher of first aid for almost 30 years and for six of those, worked on an ambulance and volunteering in a hospital emergency rooms. He remains active, taking on assignments as a first responder in remote locations.

Buck is a regular columnist for Backpacker magazine and is also the author of Knack Knots You Need and Knack Hiking & Backpacking. His many books for FalconGuides, including the award-winning Wilderness First Responder, have sold more than 100,000 copies combined.

Stephen Gorman is a photographer and writer whose work has appeared in Knack Hiking & Backpacking, Knack Car Camping, and Knack Canoeing for Everyone, and in such magazines as Outside and Audobon. He lives in Norwich, Vermont. Visit him at

Eli Burakian is a photographer and writer whose work has appeared in Knack Dog Care & Training and Knack Dog Tricks. He lives in Windsor, Vermont. Visit him at