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MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School

The way in which YOU handle the first 5 mins of an emergency can make the difference between life & death.


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About:  MEDIC, SOLO, GOPC, W.O., and BRMS



  • Stands for:  Medical Education:  Do-it-yourself Injury Care
  • Is the corner of SOLO* in Virginia and surrounding states
  • Offers the most in-depth 2-day first aid course one can find, with five hours more hands-on practice and instruction than the standard 16-hour courses out there -- often for a much lower price.



  • The oldest continuously-operating school of wilderness medicine on the planet.
  • One of very few wilderness medical schools run by a physician, to whom the Wilderness Medical Society (of mostly physicians) presented their highest award, for his being a founding father of wilderness medicine on the planet.
  • Staff continuously develops state-of-the-art evidence-based disaster, international travel, and wilderness medical science.
  • Main campus in New Hampshire.
  • Instructors live and teach throughout the USA and abroad.




Great Outdoor Provision Co. (GOPC) and Walkabout Outfitter (W.O.)

  • Great Outdoor Provision Co.:  starting in 2016 with its 9 outdoor gear and apparel stores across North Carolina and Virginia, and
  • Walkabout Outfitter:  starting in 2017 with its 6 outdoor gear and apparel stores in other areas of Virginia,
  • GOPC and W.O. chose and continue to partner with and sponsor MEDIC to bring wilderness medical education to all of the communities they serve.  These sponsorships continue indefinitely, enabling folks to take the Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid certification course for $185 (as of 2017) instead of the $265 another major outdoor retailer charges -- a savings of $80 to community members.  Moreover, as a further way to give to their communities, for each class GOPC or W.O. and MEDIC deliver together, they donate 10% of the proceeds to a local nonprofit organization.


Blue Ridge Mountain Sports (BRMS):

  • Starting in 2011 with its 12 outdoor gear and apparel stores across New Jersey, Virginia, and Tennessee, BRMS chose to partner with and sponsor MEDIC to bring wilderness medical education to all of the communities it served.  This wonderful partnership delivered 65 courses and lasted until 2016, when BRMS' stores closed down.



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Jan. 6 - 7, 2018:

Charlottesville, VA

Jan. 13-14:

Norfolk, VA

Washington, DC

Jan. 27-28:

Chattanooga, TN

Harrisonburg, VA

Feb. 3 - 4:

Nashville, TN

Feb. 17-18:

Richmond, VA area

Mar. 3 - 4:

Fort Collins, CO

Huntington, WV /

  Ashland, KY area

Mar. 10-11:

Colorado Sprngs CO

Lexington, VA

Mar. 17-18:

Boulder, CO

Charlottesville, VA

Mar. 24-25:

Cincinnati, OH

Grand Junction, CO

Triangle area, NC

Apr. 7 - 8:

Blacksburg, VA

Chattanooga, TN

Portland, OR

Spruce Knob, WV

Apr. 14-15:

Bend, OR

Columbus, OH

Apr. 21-22:

Denver, CO

Charleston, WV

Virginia Beach area

Apr. 28-29:

Charlottesville, VA

May 5 - 6:

Washington, DC

May 12-13:

Dayton, OH

Greensboro, NC

Wilmington, NC

May 16-17:

Charlottesville, VA

May 19-20:

Birmingham, AL

Roanoke, VA

May 26-27 or 28:

Charlottesville, VA

Old Fields, WV

June 2 - 3:

Nashville, TN

Richmond, VA

June 9-10:

Indianapolis, IN

Montgomery, AL

June 16-17:

Triangle area, NC

Richmond, KY /

  Lexington, KY area

June 23-24:

Charlotte, NC

Huntsville, AL

Fredericksburg, VA

June 30 - July 1:

Atlanta /

  Marietta, GA area

July 14-15:

Charlottesville, VA

July 28-29:

Uwharrie, NC

Sep. 1-3: Mtn-top retreat

near Blacksburg, VA

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Learn how to save life & limb when / where pro help is not immediately available.

"Wilderness" = Time of injury/illness to hospital arrival > 1 hour.

= Natural or rural area, remote travel, and natural or terrorist disaster zones

 when & where EMS is overwhelmed, and cellphone towers are jammed.


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Phone:  434-326-4697