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Opportunity to Prepare: WFA - May 19-20

From: Terrie
Sent on: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:57 PM

Here’s one more opportunity for you to prepare yourself to recognize, assess and respond to first-aid emergencies of all persuasions.

Maybe you haven’t yet experienced an unexpected injury or illness while out in the backcountry – congratulations!Tales of extreme circumstances - where people are tested in coping with totally random incidents - are just that to you – tales. They make for good story-telling, but it’ll never happen to you, right? Until it does…..

Some safety measures can be learned through experience – like defensive driving habits. You’re in your car, maneuvering through traffic and honing your reaction time, pretty frequently.

Other safety maneuvers – like tucking and rolling for a tumble over your mountain-bike handlebars, or righting your kayak with an Eskimo-roll – are learned by focused practicing. At times you even take a class: trad leading on rock; alpine mountaineering; canyoneering, backpacking.

How have you prepared to deal with a fractured leg, a deep wound, or altered mental status due to illness? Any of these could occur on your favorite trail or route, when you’re out of cell range and your immediate actions will have a lasting impact on the final outcome.

How long will you push your luck?

Play Safe,



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