Book collageby James Hubbard, MD, MPH

This year, I have all my Christmas shopping done, but often, I’m one of those people scrambling at the mall the week before Christmas. If that’s you this year, I have a solution!

Preorder my new book, Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid, and then print out my gift certificate telling the recipient the book is on the way. It’s not even published until December 31, so you won’t look like you slacked.

Plus, right now, the book is less than $10. It could even make a good stocking stuffer at that price.

Bonus: If you order from my publisher, Living Ready, you can get the PDF of the book immediately for free. Maybe print the cover or a sample chapter and wrap it for under the tree. (Just put both the book and the PDF in your online cart, and enter the code “FIRSTAID” when you check out.) published a thorough review of the book today. If you’re wondering what’s in it and how it compares to other first aid manuals, check out their post. Here’s an excerpt:

[T]hough I didn’t expect to read it ALL at once, that’s what happened. …

Unlike traditional first aid books that tell you do a few very basic things to stabilize the victim, this book attempts to take tried and true medical advice a bit further and explain what can and should be done if help isn’t on the way because, well, one day… it may not be. … Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival is concise enough to be added to a bug out bag for easy reference and, in fact, I will do so as I’ve pre-ordered mine and look forward to adding it to my bag. At less than $10 you’ll be glad you have it.

In case you missed them, here are some previous posts about the book: