Wilderness Skills Monthly Course: First Aid in the Wilderness

Wilderness Skills Monthly Course:  First Aid in the Wilderness

Come join us for this fun and informative evening series of monthly classes at REI in Tustin as we will be discussing subjects such as day hiking, backpacking, navigation, first aid, stoves, cooking and meal planning, sleeping and sheltering, emergencies and survival, gear selection, and more.  All courses will be taught by experienced Sierra Club Outing Leaders.  Whether you are a veteran hiker or camper or new to the sport, there will always be something new to learn and new people to meet and hike with.  Feel safer and more comfortable going into the outdoors with this information that can be used immediately.  

This topic will be first aid and will cover the basic items first aid kits should contain, common environmental medical issues such as hypothermia, heat illness, dehydration, altitude, sunburn, poison oak, tick bites, GI problems when backpacking, common wilderness injuries such as wounds of all kinds, sprained ankle, not so common injuries such as snakebite, cardiac & breathing problems, how to respond to accidents, how & when to interface with emergency medical services and search and rescue.  The instructor for this session will be nurse Donna H. who also teaches the Wilderness First Aid class.

Information will be available about upcoming hikes and events. Come and invest an hour or two of time.  It might be the best investment that you have ever made.

Meet REI Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin, 92782  Click on the blue "Register" link to sign up.

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  • Connie

    I so wanted to go to this meeting but caught the flu/cold and didn't want to spread the bug! Looking forward to the next meeting! :)

    January 15, 2014

  • sam r

    Thanks for putting this together! Lots of useful detailed info!

    January 11, 2014

  • April

    Thanks!!!! Great info!!! :-) Great seeing everyone!

    January 10, 2014

  • Amy S.

    I thought this meet up was cancelled? I'm sorry to have missed it :(

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for this presentation! Lots of help information. Would you also address how to do a proper tourniquet in future presentations?

    1 · January 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member


      January 9, 2014

  • Pauline N

    Thank u to Fran and all other participated leaders for all ur hardwork in putting together another outstanding class, esp on using moleskin properly, sunburn fr H20/snow reflecting fr the sun, etc.

    2 · January 9, 2014

  • Thomas

    Anyone in the L.A. area/SFV (I'm in Sherman Oaks) want to carpool, contact me. Long drive, split gas, swear at traffic together.

    January 8, 2014

    • Kimanh

      I'm in Sherman oaks! But I already had my day planned out and I'm already in oc already. But good to know for the future references Thomas.

      January 8, 2014

  • Stefan B.

    Sorry, have to cancel thanks to a looming deadline at work.

    January 8, 2014

  • Teresa

    Have to cancel, till next one: (

    January 6, 2014

  • Alexei K.

    I would love to come

    December 19, 2013

  • Connie

    Hi Everyone, could someone tell me how I can register? I went on their website and can't find the class. thanks!!

    December 11, 2013

    • Connie

      Thanks Fran...will do! :)

      December 17, 2013

    • Connie

      And thanks again Jolie! :)

      December 17, 2013

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