"Armed with some general knowledge on avoidance and identification, you can drastically improve your odds of never being on the receiving end of a venomous snakebite..."
In early 2019, Dr. Kyle Yebernetsky presented his research on pit viper envenomation in the United States to a group of over 30 medical doctors. He followed up his research by writing this short, yet comprehensive article for the lay adventurer who might encounter a venomous snake.
"First aid can be practiced and perfected during the off seasons just like shooting your bow or tying your favorite fly pattern. Besides self education and practicing with the equipment you carry, courses may also be offered in your area to better hone your skills."
This article was originally published in Pennsylvania Outdoor News (Volume 15, Number 23), and republished here with permission.