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Wilderness Safety Expert & Author Buck Tilton Joins AMK Team

Tilton to write wilderness safety & survival posts for Adventure® Medical Kits blog

OAKLAND, CA Adventure® Medical Kits, the leading developer of medical kits and survival gear for outdoor enthusiasts, today announced an agreement with wilderness medicine and survival expert and author Buck Tilton to develop exclusive content for the company’s blog and other projects to be determined.

One of the most prominent authorities in the world of wilderness medicine and survival, Tilton has authored 36 books on outdoor safety, including Wilderness First Responder, which won an award for excellence in medical writing from the American Medical Writers Association. His most recent title, Knack First Aid, published by FalconGuides, was released this spring. For the last 20 years he has written hundreds of articles and columns on wilderness medicine and survival for Backpacker Magazine. In addition to his journalism, Tilton also co-founded the Wilderness Medicine Institute (now WMI of NOLS), which is the largest school of wilderness medicine in the world.

“We’ve been big admirers of Buck for a long time, so having the opportunity to work with him is a huge coup for AMK and our customers, who will benefit from his expertise and the unique insights he brings to the subject of outdoor safety,” said AMK co-founder and marketing director Frank Meyer.

Likewise for Tilton, the decision to join the AMK team represents the perfect fit.

“When it comes to producing high-end medical kits and survival gear, AMK is without peer,” said Tilton.

“Over the past 20 years,” he continued, “I have owned several AMK products and have depended on them to treat a variety of injuries and ailments. Their products are always incredibly well designed, include the best components, and are invariably the choice of serious outdoor enthusiasts. I look forward to working with the AMK team and interacting with their customers on the blog.”

Starting this month, Tilton will begin blogging for AMK on a range of wilderness safety topics, including outdoor survival, hunting and backpacking first aid. His first blog, posted today, concerns first aid tips for family camping.

About Adventure® Medical Kits

Adventure® Medical Kits, a division of Tender Corporation, is the world leader in developing innovative first aid and outdoor survival products that help people enjoy safe outdoor adventures. Co-designed with top emergency, outdoor, marine and travel medicine experts, AMK’s activity-specific medical kits are specially designed to prevent and treat common injuries and ailments that occur during outdoor activities, including mountaineering, hunting, sailing, hiking or traveling.

Additionally, the company markets a wide range of survival products under the SOL brand, including emergency and thermal bivvies; survival blankets; survival kits and hybrid gear repair, first aid and survival packs. It is also the exclusive distributor in the outdoor and sporting goods channel of DEET and DEET-free bug repellants Ben’s® and Natrapel, respectively; and the #1 selling insect bite treatment AfterBite® –The Itch Eraser®. More recently, AMK and its parent company Tender Corp. have established exclusive partnerships with Z-Medica® (maker of the hemostatic product QuikClot®) and Strategic Science Technologies, LLC (maker of the moisturizing foot cream HealthiFeet®) to distribute both companies’ products exclusively through food, drug, mass, sporting goods and outdoor specialty retail channels.


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