New Book ‘A Woman’s Guide to the Wild’

A go-to guide for outdoorsy women

By Haley Durslag


February 19, 2016

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Seattle Magazine.

To the women who trek, squat fireside and can effortlessly pair a matted French braid with bug-sprayed legs—or to those who have such aspirations—Oregon-based writer and geologist Ruby McConnell presents you with your new bible: A Woman’s Guide to the Wild (Sasquatch Books, $18.95). Highly comical and packed with authentic advice from veteran outdoorswomen and relevant professionals, this almanac delves into everything from campfire-savvy recipes and the premier shopping destinations for outdoor gear to valuable first-aid steps for combating the symptoms of hypothermia.

There’s even a “Lady Matters” section, offering candid advice on how to nonchalantly embrace Mother Nature’s monthly reminder that, yes indeed, you are a woman, even when you’re on the trail or out at sea for the day.


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