Treating injuries in a wilderness or disaster setting can be challenging, in that help is often several minutes to hours away. As a result, many times, it is necessary to approach first aid a bit differently than what basic first aid teaches.
Come join me for a basic intro to wilderness first aid. This is NOT the RED CROSS Wilderness First Aid Course (That is a 16 hour course). This is an intro to some common injuries and how to manage them in a remote or delayed response setting. Drawing from my experience as survival instructor, Widerness First Aid Instructor, and Combat Life Saver instructor we'll explore different ways to treat some of these injuries, including hypothermia, burns, heat injuries, lacerations, dehydration, shock, amputations, the use of tourniquets, and more.
We'll gather and meet at the Santa Fe Dam Nature Center
From the 605 FWY take the Live Oak or Arrow Hwy exit and go East. On Azusa Cyn Rd make a left and follow the road up the hill to the park entrance. When you come down on the other side of the dam, at the first STOP sign make a right. Follow the road to the second STOP sign and make a left. follow that road back to the nature center and look for the Navy Blue Expedition with a dirttime.com survival skills sticker on the back window.
Be advised, there is a park vehicle entry fee. If you wish not to pay the fee, you can always park somewhere outside the park and walk back to the nature center or ride a bike. (about 1.25 miles back to the nature center). You may consider carpooling with your friends to help offset the vehicle entry fee.
What to bring
We will be outside, so bring comfortable and appropriate clothing, some snacks or lunch, and something to drink. Also, bring a notebook and something to write with.
...Restrooms are available