If you play long enough in the outdoors, there's a good chance you might see someone get injured or ill. It might be you. Or your friend. Or someone in the group you are leading. Or maybe a total stranger.
Now, we're not trying to worry anyone here. In fact most injuries and illnesses in the backcountry are pretty minor. But what if?
We're guessing that you wouldn't go down the river without a paddle or take your Jeep 100 miles off-road without a spare tire, right?
As part of your "back of beyond" preparation, would you consider taking a first aid course? Not just any course. But one focused on the right skills for the wilderness. Conducted by folks who have years of hands-on, practical experience. A course curriculum backed by the art and science of medicine.
About 14 years ago, we teamed up with the Wilderness Medicine Institute. This was the brainchild of Greg Henington, our owner. He's what we call a "Wild Med Freak" (some of us call him a "Wild Med Geek"). Why? Because the guy eats, sleeps and breathes emergency medicine. He's probably earned it, though. Twenty-five years of backcountry experience, Wilderness Paramedic, Chief of Terlingua Fire & EMS. Paramedic at Yellowstone National Park. Ad nauseum.
The good news is Greg and some of his buddies teach some of the coolest WMI courses this side of Pluto. And they're open to anyone! Anyone, of course, who wants to go down the river with a paddle.