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

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Grasseschi, Teresa
By (author): McConnell, Ruby
Subject:  HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health
  SPORTS & RECREATION / Outdoor Skills
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Published: March 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.50in x 5.50in x 0.70in
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From The Publisher*For women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor recreation or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed's Wild, this is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors. This friendly handbook covers the matters of most concern to women, from "feminine functions" in the wilderness to how to deal with condescending men, as well as the basics of wilderness survival tailored to women's unique needs. It includes gear lists in addition to advice for camp setup, fire building, food and water, safety, weather, and navigation.
Review Quote*"Ruby McConnell is a force of nature. She's fun, informative, and never preachy. Buy a copy of A Woman's Guide to the Wild for all your girlfriends, get out to the backcountry, and get dirty."
-Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City and Gone Feral
"From ‘glamping' to peeing in the woods, this practical and sometimes humorous guide for novice outdoorswomen reveals the secret answers to questions that guys may never fully understand."
-William L. Sullivan, author of Listening for Coyote

"A Woman's Guide to the Wild sings loudly and proudly…as it provides women of varying degrees of outdoor experience with a practical handbook for wilderness adventuring."
-Misadventures Magazine 

"I truly appreciate [McConnell's] female perspective as a thorough introduction to the basics."
-She Explores
Biographical NoteRuby McConnell is a writer, dancer, and geologist. Her published works include professional geologic papers, personal essays, dance reviews, short stories, and her blog, Ruby Gone Wild. McConnell is a 2016 recipient of the Oregon Literary Fellowship.