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Woman in the Wild

The Everywoman’s Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Backcountry Travel

Susan Joy Paul’s Woman in the Wild is the perfect guidebook for any woman longing to get outdoors. Whether they’ve never set foot on a trail, or simply want to enhance their outdoor education, women will find what they’re looking for here.

This book is a thorough tour through everything a woman must think about before embarking on an outdoor adventure. If she hasn’t thought of it, Paul sure has. Whether she wants to backpack solo, tackle a day hike with friends, or try winter camping, this book is instructive, in part because of its direct, palatable language.

It covers what gear is suitable for different trips, what to wear, what to eat, how to train, and how to go to the bathroom. Paul goes through the intricacies of backpack fitting and the ins and outs of water purification, and teaches everything from preventing dehydration to treating snake bites.

Paul is clearly a professional adventurer. With her guidebook, she hopes to empower women to feel confident in the outdoors. Throughout, she shares profiles of women adventurers, making the book not only a how-to, but a celebration of what women can do.

Reviewed by Molly Sprayregen

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