|Published:||March 15th 2016||Pages:||304|
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.
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. McConnell is a 2016 recipient of the Oregon Literary Fellowship.