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Wilderness Medical Training

Wilderness Medical Training

Wilderness medicine is first aid and medical training that answers the challenge of managing medical incidents in backcountry conditions. “Backcountry” typically refers to locations an hour or more from access to definitive medical care.

by March 1, 2011 0 comments Skills
Herbal First Aid in the Backcountry

Herbal First Aid in the Backcountry

At the time, I was trying never to use modern medicine, and instead, was endeavoring to learn about herbal replacements. Unfortunately, I didn’t even know the basics. For instance, I acted like there was a cure-all for everything. I had behaved like many of us in our teens and 20s behave, thinking that we can do anything however we want, partially because modern medicine mitigates our risks.

by March 1, 2011 0 comments Skills
Wilderness Medicine – An Intro

Wilderness Medicine – An Intro

Planning for the unexpected is part of every experienced outdoorsperson’s preparation regardless of destination, activity or time spent out. Common medical issues in the backcountry range from cuts and scrapes and blisters. Serious scenarios include broken bones, shock, or anaphylaxis from an insect sting. In the frontcountry we have the luxury of a rapid EMS system response- help is here within 2-10 minutes of calling 911.

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Skills