“I never felt so helpless,” said a doctor friend of mine as we discussed the mock accident scenarios we practiced during a Wilderness First Aid certification course I took recently. “I’m used to having medical tests, and instruments, and nurses around me when …Read More »
The Extra Things Trip Leaders Carry
I’m really getting into learning how to be a good hiking and backpacking leader. It’s a very different perspective than being a solo ultralight hiker, that’s for sure, but it’s very rewarding to be able to share my love of the outdoors …Read More »
Injuries and Boo Boos on Hiking Trips?
It’s not a real hike unless there’s mud or blood. I’m a pretty careful hiker, but I’ve had my share of injuries and boo boos in the backcountry. For example, I burn myself at least one a year by touching cook pots …Read More »