Aware that there are “a lot of things that conspire to keep women, in particular, from the outdoors,” McConnell has written an approachable and sometimes amusing guide addressing practical questions that an aspiring outdoorswoman might hesitate to ask. She covers the where to go (from urban green spaces, campgrounds and parks to wild lands such as reserves and refuges), what to do, and what to bring (essential clothing, tents, food, and gear), as well as tips on weather, navigation, and insuring fire and personal safety. The author also addresses more delicate questions on personal hygiene, menstruation, and going to the bathroom in the wild. Be prepared! Read this book before embarking on a wilderness adventure.