First Aid in the Backcountry

dedicated dates available

Dedicated dates for your group or organization based upon availability. Contact Stacy for scheduling.

(970) 946-5001

minimum/maximum = 4/10

First Aid in the Backcountry Workshop Description:  In the backcountry, what you do in the first five minutes matters.  A lot.  In fact, it could be the difference between life and death.  This class is an overview of what to do when mishap happens and the Golden Hour of care rests solely on your shoulders.

This workshop is short – four hours – and is the first step, an introduction to what can happen, unexpectedly in the backcountry, and things you can do that will be helpful and even life-saving.

This class is a four hour NON-certificate workshop offering. 

Local Cost (within a two hour radius): Per person rate applies.

Non Local Cost (outside a two hour radius):  As contracted. Per diem applies as well as negotiated per person rate.

Includes: Price includes workshop materials and snacks.

Workshop FocusesThis workshop focuses on risks that are more specific to the hiking and/or backpacking experience.  In this workshop, you will practice processes, demonstrate procedures and implement hypothetical treatments.

  • Overview of Wilderness Emergencies
  • Five Why’s of a Bad Day
  • Cold and Heat Illnesses
  • Blisters
  • Fractures, Sprains and Strain

topics can be modified based upon group needs or requirements

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