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#74854 - 02/23/04 05:20 PM Wilderness First Aid
Rhys
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Underway in USA Minor Outlying Islands

Hi Travellers,
Thinking about all of us as I was attending a Re-certification of my wilderness medical certificate this week-end. We (Adventure Bike tourers)cross many voids in our attempt to see remote places,peoples and the freedom we enjoy. However, has anyone ever thought, hey, what if I broke a shoulder or my partner falls off thier bike and breaks a leg or an ankle? can I render medical help? Think about it,(you're 50-100 miles from the nearest medical help, weather is snowy, 10-12000ft or in the remote desert areas somewhere? what is the big picture? Not only the injury, environmental threats, evacuation, your own safety etc... ) you're 50-100 miles from the nearest medical help, weather is snowy, 10-12000 ft or in the remote desert areas somewhere? what is the big picture? Not only the injury, environmental threats,evacuation, your own safety etc...) I hope this provokes people to think about taking a wilderness first aid course or at least a first aid course before setting out. Hope to hear from you.
Safe and Happy Trails Amigos Wilowales

Edited by Wilowales (02/23/04 08:23 PM)
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#80640 - 03/28/04 08:12 PM Re: Wilderness First Aid [Re: Rhys]
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Our group, the Backcountry Trail Patrol Association, teaches Wilderness First Aid andmedical care as part of our programs. We are a non-profit group in Minnesota that also does volunteer trail safety patrol and trail planning and maintenance. See www.trailpatrol.org for more information.

I have actually found my knowlege in WFA has helped me more than others, because I tend to fall. A lot. blush I also always carry a first aid kit as part of the "Ten Essentials" even on day rides.

Ride safe,
Hans
Hans Erdman Backcountry Trail Patrol Zimmerman, MN-USA
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#85616 - 04/25/04 07:13 AM Re: Wilderness First Aid [Re: Trailpatrol]
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Hi, Hans and Wil!
What are your proposals for the ten "essentials"? What do you think is absolutely necessary to carry with you on cycle - and other Tours?

Greetings from sunny northern Germany
Andy They tell me the greatest wisdom of all is kindness
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#101269 - 07/12/04 08:11 PM Re: Wilderness First Aid [Re: Trailpatrol]
Rhys
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Hi Hans,
not sure if I replied or mailed you on your program.The Trail Patrol looks like it does very informative work and is active in errosion control.I work as a Trail Crew Leader as part of my Wilderness Field Directors job, and have students learn how to maintain trails.Also IMBA is a good affiliation. Keep up the good work and training for the untrained and the experienced riders/users of trails.

In Adventuer Wilo
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