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    Wilderness First Aid, Nov. 2013

    A few photos from the 16 hour class.
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    I wanted to take a wilderness first aid course this year but time hasn't allowed. The course I saw requires several consecutive days and I haven't been able to swing it.

    This summer I was backcountry canoe camping on Indian Lake in ADK and slammed a hatchet into my wrist! It happened at night pretty far back into a remote section which had no quick way back to a road. No cell reception to call for help. I didn't make it out and to a hospital until 14 hours later.

    Fortunately we had first aid and my GF has medical skills!

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    Good God Huck! You're lucky you hit on the side of the arm you did, and no broken bone either, so it appears.

    The WFA course, which I took is two days and always seem to be held on weekends. The WFResponder course is a 5-day resident course that gets waaaay deep into the medical aspects. Like you, I don't have time for that.

    This is my third time through the WFA (recert every two years). Everything finally clicked this year, and the instructor went into a lot of gory details, nuts and bolt and triage methods that I would feel quite comfortable with doing.
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    I went down to the bone on one side of the laceration! Dr. said I was pretty lucky. Just missed an artery and that would have been real bad considering how far away from help I was.

    I'll have to look into the WFA course if it's a weekend thing, thanks!

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    Solo keeps their calendars up to date. Check back monthly.

    Cripes, there is one next month, just down the road from you in Waterbury.
    http://soloschools.com/index.cfm?eve...es.show&ctid=1
    Oops, I forgot, that's ski time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billski View Post
    Solo keeps their calendars up to date. Check back monthly.

    Cripes, there is one next month, just down the road from you in Waterbury.
    http://soloschools.com/index.cfm?eve...es.show&ctid=1
    Oops, I forgot, that's ski time.
    Yeah it's gonna be hard to not ski for a weekend to take the course, haha.

    It might have to wait until Tux melts out =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by billski View Post
    Solo keeps their calendars up to date. Check back monthly.

    Cripes, there is one next month, just down the road from you in Waterbury.
    http://soloschools.com/index.cfm?eve...es.show&ctid=1
    Oops, I forgot, that's ski time.
    Thanks for posting that Billski, been wanting to take one of these classes "just in case".
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    Quote Originally Posted by billski View Post
    A few photos from the 16 hour class.
    SOLO, sponsored by AMC

    bloodandguts.jpg

    laceration.jpg
    Yikes! Please tell me these aren't real. I could use a class like this.

    I did this a few years ago, not life threatening but it hurt a lot.


    P6262559 by Bob Misu, on Flickr

    Then there was the time my wife sprained her ankle at the top of Mt Cardigan and I didn't have an ace bandage in my pack.


    Class 2 sprain by Bob Misu, on Flickr
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    abub,
    Why do you take photos of your injuries? Some subliminal need to relive the pain and agony?
    You should hike with me. The more I take these courses and the more incidents I've encountered have laden my pack heavily. Hmm, maybe that's why I'm the slowest in the group.

    Nastly little "scrape" you've got there.

    Nasty sprain. We encountered a sprain on Cannon 2 summers back. Her friend ran down to the ranger's cabin for help. She came back, alone, with a pair of crutches. Trumped my ACE bandage.... Ingenious!

    What you see is what a good makeup artist can do. The 3-D is formed with clay and paint used in theater arts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billski View Post
    abub,
    Why do you take photos of your injuries? Some subliminal need to relive the pain and agony?
    You should hike with me. The more I take these courses and the more incidents I've encountered have laden my pack heavily. Hmm, maybe that's why I'm the slowest in the group.
    I must. Notice, however, I did not photograph my wife on the trail after the spain. I waited until she was home, drugged and "comfortable".

    Nasty sprain. We encountered a sprain on Cannon 2 summers back. Her friend ran down to the ranger's cabin for help. She came back, alone, with a pair of crutches. Trumped my ACE bandage.... Ingenious!
    I doubt I'll be packing crutches.

    What you see is what a good makeup artist can do. The 3-D is formed with clay and paint used in theater arts.
    Yeah, I really could not imagine that they would ask for volunteers to have their arms gashed!
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