Don't Die Out There Deck



When heading into the outdoors, you choose multi-purpose gear whenever possible – bonus points for equipment that's both functional and fun. You can't do better than The Don't Die Out There Deck, a compact deck of playing cards that tucks easily into any backpack or pocket. From construction of emergency shelters and evacuation techniques to how to care for someone with a fracture or construct a solar still, your poker hand contains basic survival tips that could prove lifesaving! The Don't Die Out There Deck makes a great gift for anyone who spends time in the great outdoors.

Topics are organized by card suit – Diamonds: survival essentials, signals, locating your position, and shelters; Spades: assessing the situation, water, fire, food, and evacuation techniques; Hearts: basic first aid, hypothermia, frostbite, heat illness, and sprains and dislocations; Clubs: CPR, head and spine injuries, fractures, bites and stings, and evacuating the injured.

All information is drawn from bestsellers Emergency Survival and First Aid pocket guides, and written by outdoorsman and physician Christopher Van Tilburg. 

  • 56 cards
  • Water-resistant card stock
  • Size: 2 ½" x ¾" x 3 ½”
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • Contributor: Christopher Van Tilburg
  • ISBN: 978-1-59485-071-4