Wilderness First Responder: A glimpse into a backcountry medicine course in Costa Rica

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

Rapids and a near encounter with death: the case for following the rules in wilderness environments

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