Wilderness First Aid
A basic knowledge of wilderness first aid is an emergency essential for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Understanding fundamental wilderness medicine can be the difference between two very different memories of a trip and potentially surviving. With a touch of preparedness you can make sure blisters, sprains, ticks or poisonous plants don't ruin your time in the outdoors. Don't get caught off guard! Plan for the best of situations, but be ready if the worst occurs.
Learn how to stay hydrated, the symptoms of dehydration and potential complications.
Follow these simple instructions to learn how to treat a sunburn while you hiking, backpacking or camping.
Learn how to properly a treat a blister while hiking, backpacking or camping.
Learn the basics of how to treat a person who may be slipping into hypothermia. This is life saving skill for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Learn the causes and how to treat hypothermia. Following a few simple steps may save yours or someone else's life.
Learn how to properly treat mild frostbite and frostnip.
Learn the proper steps for frostbite prevention.
Learn the three stages of frostbite
Learn what frostbite is, it's causes and the symptoms of frostbite.
Learn how to treat a cut or abrasion while hiking or camping. Follow these wilderness first aid techniques to ensure a minor injury does not get worse.
Learn how to properly remove a splinter while you are hiking or camping.
Learn how to treat a burn while you hiking or camping. Follow these steps for the proper treatment of 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
Learn the signs of infection. Find a list symptoms that mean your minor injury may be getting infected.
Learn how to treat a bee sting with these step by step instructions.
Learn how to identify seven dangerous types of ticks and the diseases they carry for the safety of you and your pets.
Learn how to remove a tick. Follow these simple steps so when a tick bites you or your dog while hiking, you know the proper method of removing a tick.
- Good and Bad Wilderness Water Sources
- How to treat a sunburn
- Watch for these indications of a possible flash flood
Learn the best ways avoid a tick bite. There are many different types of ticks in North America. Avoiding them will help you avoid the hospital.
Learn the symptoms of and how to prevent and treat a poison oak rash.
Learn how to prevent blisters. Stop blisters from occurring before they ruin your next hike.