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Backpacker Magazine – October 1998

Wilderness First-Aid Courses

Take an advanced wilderness first-aid course and you'll never have to say "I didn't know what to do" to the next-of-kin.

by: Dennis Lewon


RESOURCES

SOLO, P.O. Box 3150, Conway, NH 03818; (888) SOLO-MED; http://www. stonehearth.com.

Wilderness Medicine Institute, P.O. Box 9, Pitkin, CO 81241; (970) 641-3572; http://www.wildernessmed.com.

Wilderness Medical Associates, 189 Dudley Rd. #2, Bryant Pond, ME 04219; (888) WILD-MED; http://www. wildmed.com.

National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Dr., Itasca, IL 60143; (800) 621-7619; http://www.nsc.org. The NSC is a new player in the field of wilderness medicine, but with its curriculum-developed by the Wilderness Medical Society-and sheer size, the organization will likely reach a lot of backcountry users.

Wilderness Medical Society, P.O. Box 2463, Indianapolis, IN 46206; (800) 967-7494. WMS is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that is devoted to handling the issues of medical problems in the backcountry. While the organization doesn't offer hands-on, instructional classes, if you give them a call, the folks there will certainly help you find one in your area.



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