Posts Tagged ‘wilderness first aid’

09 Jul 2014

Medical Concerns for Climbing and Backcountry Travel

Medical Concerns for Climbing and Backcountry Travel

Most of our customers understand combat medicine, but do you know how to handle the myriad of injuries and ailments common in the backcountry? To keep you traveling safely, we are happy to offer this exclusive sneak peek into Dr. Mike Layton's chapter on Medical Concerns from his newest edition of Climbing Stronger, Faster, Healthier: Beyond the Basics. Geared towards climbers, this medical information applies to all who enjoy the outdoors. Here’s an excerpt from the Chapter 8 - Medical ...

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02 May 2013

Hunter saves own life after rattlesnake bit him

Hunter saves own life after rattlesnake bit him

Chad Cross was hunting for turkey in the woods in Alabama when a venomous pit viper rattlesnake bit him in the lower left leg. Nervous and scared, the Montgomery resident attempted to calm himself and slow his heart rate so as to prevent the quick spreading of the deadly venom throughout his body. He then made a move that saved his life. He pulled out his $10 snake-bite kit. WSFA has the incredible story: WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL. “Best way I can descri...

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