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    Wilderness First Aid Classes Spring 2018


    Fellow Backpackers and Hikers,

    Learn how to save life and limb while on the trail. Stuff happens! Maybe you, maybe others you come across. Should one follow the scout model and "Be Prepared?" Well, Ben Franklin once said, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

    A series of highly acclaimed 2-day Wilderness First Aid Courses are coming up (also counting to recertify your WFR, if you have that):

    2018
    March 10-11... Lexington, VA
    March 24-25... Triangle Area, NC
    April 7-8...Blacksburg, VA
    April 7-8... Chattanooga, TN
    April 14-15...Columbus, OH
    April 21-22...Charleston, WV
    April 21-22...Virginia Beach, VA
    April 28-29... Charlottesville, VA
    May 5-6...Washington, DC
    May 12-13... Greensboro, NC
    May 12-13...Wilmington, NC
    May 12-13..Dayton, OH
    May 16-17...Charlottesville, VA
    May 19-20...Birmingham, AL
    May 19-20... Roanoke, VA
    May 26-27... Charlottesville, VA
    May 26-28... Old Fields, WV


    More Info, Dates & Registration: www.solowfa.com

    Happy, safe trails!

    Matt

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    Great resource! I'm definitely hitting one of these in NC.
    You can walk in another person's shoes, but only with your feet

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    I just got a gig at a state park in Va....
    going to see if I can get them to pay for this


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    The New York Conference 'Long Distance Trail Crew' will be renewing theirs the weekend of 10/11 March.

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    Definitely worth it!! Enjoyed the class 2 years ago.

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    I'd recommend one of these courses. Some personal takeaways:

    1. Basic wound care is easier than I thought. Washing with clean water goes a long way.
    2. If you are serious about, consider getting a lightweight, good quality stethoscope. Learning how to use it takes time but it can add value for some quick assessments on the trail.
    3. Inspecting for ticks can save you a lot of heartache down the road.

    Also, learning how to put a femur in traction with a stick and some clothing did make me feel like MacGyver

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