Frequently when we are out rock climbing, canoeing, mountaineering, sailing or any of the other wonderful adventures that we all enjoy; We experience an accident. It could be minor: cuts and scrapes for instance. Occasionally, the incident can be very grave indeed. At times like this basic first aid knowledge and training can help, but so far from home and out of reach of road access or cell phone signal, we need to step our care into a higher gear. This is where we move into the domain of wilderness medicine.
As a concept, wilderness medicine goes a little beyond emergency first aid and it’s a skill that any of us who like the big trips and expeditions would do well to gain some understanding of.
If you live any where near Boise Idaho, you’ve got a golden opportunity:
Wilderness Medicine Basics
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
7pm at Boise REI
8300 West Emerald
PLEASE REGISTER AT http://www.rei.com/event/11883/session/14706
Join Mat Erpelding, Wilderness Medicine Training Center instructor, for this presentation on Wilderness Medicine Basics. Mat’s extensive background in leadership, guiding, and outdoor education bring an expertise to this presentation on Wilderness Medicine Basics. Learn responses to common wilderness situations and tips on how to respond to wilderness injuries. Mat will also share opportunities in Boise to expand your knowledge on Wilderness Medicine.
This is being sponsored by REI so haul your skinny asses over there and get skilled up!