Outdoor & Wilderness Medicine
Outdoor & Wilderness Medicine is your one-stop-shop for all things medicine in the great outdoors. From reviews of the best first aid kits on the market to top tips for dealing with those pesky blisters, we have the info and expertise you need to have a rollicking good time in the mountains.
Here at Outdoor & Wilderness Medicine, we’re dedicated to bringing you the latest and greatest in all things outdoor and emergency medicine-related. From gear reviews to breaking news, expert tips, and more, check out our articles below!
Get insight into the latest outdoor gear so you can handle any situation in the mountains
Learn how to manage blisters, prevent Giardia, start a fire, and everything in between
Stay up-to-date on breaking news & recent research in the world of wilderness and outdoor medicine
Meet the team behind Outdoor & Wilderness Medicine!
Editor-in-Chief & Staff Writer
Gaby Pilson is an experienced outdoor educator, expedition guide, and wilderness first aid instructor. She has been a certified Wilderness EMT for more than a decade and she is currently a candidate for membership in the Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. Gaby holds a master’s degree in outdoor education from the University of Edinburgh and she is a candidate for a PhD in Antarctic Studies from the University of Canterbury.
Gaby has worked for nearly a decade in the outdoor industry, both in the field as an instructor, climbing guide, and outdoor educator, and as a freelance writer and editor.
Want to Join the Team?
We’re always on the lookout for new writers, editors, and creatives to join the our team. If you’re looking to regularly contribute to the journal, please head over to our contact page to send us a message. Please include information about your background in the outdoor industry and wilderness medicine as well as links to some of your previous work.
Guest Post Opportunities
We regularly post articles from guest writers who have experience and expertise in the outdoor and wilderness medicine niches.
Articles must be 100% original and must provide new insight on an important topic in the outdoor industry. All guest posts should be at least 1,000 words long and should include a short author bio as well as a link to your website.
Please send us a message on our contact page to discuss your guest post ideas before you start writing. We look forward to working with you!
Stay up-to-date with the world of wilderness medicine and check out our latest posts!
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Wilderness Medical Associates is one of the top wilderness medicine schools in the world. Learn more about their courses in our detailed review.
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Two hikers and a rescue pilot in Arizona are lucky to be alive after their helicopter nearly crashed trying to evacuate them off of Pine Mountain.