Covers basics of wilderness survival and recreation, with 120 illustrations; Tailored specifically to women's unique needs and concerns; From adventure blogger ('Girl Gone Wild') - and hot on the heels of Cheryl Strayed's Wild (book and film).
Ruby 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.
"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
--Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City and Gone Feral
"A handbook for outdoors-loving women, whether they're experienced trailblazers or newbies inspired by Cheryl Strayed's Wild."
"Oregonian Ruby McConnell's practical guide to the great outdoors is just for women, with topics such as how to deal bathroom needs and condescending men, and advice on camp setup and building fires."
--The Seattle Times
"...A Woman's Guide to the Wild provides wisdom for
outdoor adventurers of all levels. Most of all, it is meant to
encourage and support women in exploring their full potential."
-- Stackedd magazine "For women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking and other outdoor recreation -- or those inspired to start getting out there by Cheryl Strayed's Wild--this book is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors."
--Bainbridge Island Review
"You'll find that [McConnell] is both inspiring and awesome and I highly recommend her book."
--Hike Like a Woman "It was so refreshing to read straightforward, honest information about the topics that seem to be taboo for every other guidebook."
--Modern Hiker "[McConnell's] book is a manifesto for women to go exploring the wild, even if it means making mistakes along the way."
--Appalachian Trail Girl "In A Woman's Guide to the Wild, geologist and outdoor enthusiast Ruby McConnell gives women the tools (and confidence) to safely navigate the backcountry solo."
--Modern Farmer "Cheryl Strayed's famous book Wild was almost a how-NOT-to-survive-wilderness book. Ruby McConnell aims to flip the script and give women useful information on striking out on their own."
--NPR "Don't let the Boy Scouts and lumberjacks fool you--women can handle the great outdoors just as well, if not better, than men. Ruby McConnell is helping to prove it."
--The Source Weekly
"If your mom devoured Wild and promptly purchased red-laced hiking boots, this local guide from an Oregonian geologist is for her."
--Seattle Met Online "The book every outdoor-loving woman should have on her shelf."