Why Enroll in MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid?
Casual Hiker, Actual Story:
Beautiful October day at very popular Old Rag Mountain.
- Just ~3 miles in, expecting to finish hike mid/late afternoon
while the sun is still up.
- Hiker injures knee, can't walk out.
- Rescue request is called in at 2:30pm.
- Patient reaches ambulance at trail head at 12:30 AM, 10 hours
after rescue is called.
- Temperature drops to 34 degrees,
- hiker and her group were not planning to be out after dark,
- everyone is hungry and cold, perhaps thirsty too
and without light
- the injured patient can't exercise to warm up ...
If you came across this hiker needing help ...
... would you know how to treat her injury such that the potential for long
term permanent damage is minimized, and care for her for 10+ hours, while also
caring for yourself and the rest of the group which had prepared for only a day
hike, likely without food, enough water, warm clothing, sources of light, and
to be notified of newly-scheduled classes
May 9-10 (mid-week):
June 3 - 4:
July 8 - 9:
Scenic Riverside, Fredericksburg,
Aug. 19-27 (9 days):
Sep. 2 - 4:
near Blacksburg, VA
Dec. 16-17, 2017:
Uwharrie Nat'l Forest, NC