Advice best book for wilderness medicine

I’ve been looking over book after book on medicinal plants and medical emergencies off the grid. Does anyone have suggestions?

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Don’t lick the toads comes to mind, no wait, that’s for dogs, don’t eat the unknown mushrooms :man_shrugging:

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I keep a copy of Foster and Hobbs’s Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs since I’m in CA. For TN, the eastern/central counterpart to this book exists as well. I like that these have color photographs. Line drawings make it hard to get a sense of scale and color.

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ALS /BLS field guides. There’s a bunch.
https://www.google.com/search?q=ALS%2FBLS+field+guides&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS877US877&oq=ALS%2FBLS+field+guides&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.17247j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Learn a few plants VERY WELL don’t rely on a book you will end up dead.

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I am a fast reader/learner and have pretty much been self taught on most topics so I pick up stuff as I go. My goal here is to learn so I don’t need a book. But I use the books to teach my children so they too learn the skills. They already know some about local edible plants and they are learning basic first aid this summer. They’ve been homeschooled their whole life and we’ve gotten extremely good at finding sources for knowledge we don’t have. We always seek out expert advice where possible. Real life experience and classes. Life would be boring if it weren’t a journey of learning new things.

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Here’s one of most favorite ones that are in a huge supply where I live.

http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/p/populus-tremuloides=american-aspen.php

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Or the slugs

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well not really a book but, when i wanted to learn emergency medicine i joined the vol fire/ems. they paid for my emt 1,2,3 and a bunch of sar stuff. open water scuba,swift water rescue. high low angle rope, you get the idea. if you have a volunteer fire by you see about joining great way to build your skill sets., they did give be a bunch of books too.

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Got this book today and the medicinal version is coming soon. Thank goodness for decent prices! Kids and I know some of this alrdy. I like it has drawings and nice color photos of each plant.

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