This post is from a mini series WildMed I do about the importance of getting some medical training if you spend ample time in the wilderness. I've written about the importance of getting wilderness medicine training before, but committing to a course can be a bit daunting. What will it be like? What should you … Continue reading Wilderness First Responder: A glimpse into a backcountry medicine course in Costa Rica
Disclaimer: I am not an instructor for wilderness medicine courses, I have just taken a great deal of them and find them incredibly valuable. This purpose of this post is not to be a substitute for training, but to show what you would learn and the value in getting training. One of the most important … Continue reading Emergencies in the field: High-Risk vs. Low-Risk Evacuations
The post is the first of a series WildMed meant to show the value in getting wilderness medicine training if you are someone who spends time in the outdoors. Whether it's a weekend in a national park or a month of mountaineering, knowing what to do in an emergency is critical. Disclaimer: I am not … Continue reading Wilderness Medicine courses: are they worth it?
From birds eye view, the Rivière du Moulin, which flows through the quiet French town of Chicoutimi, Canada is quaint and unsuspecting. Winding and rarely wider than a four lane highway, it is easily underestimated. Such was the case when a group of teenagers went kayaking along it. The group had walked along sections of … Continue reading Rapids and a near encounter with death: the case for following the rules in wilderness environments