Learn Backcountry First Aid

Use this quick guide to determine what type of backcountry first aid training you need.

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The right skills could save your life, says Dr. Christopher Van Tilburg, editor of Wilderness Medicine magazine. Here’s where to start.


Only falls and drowning kill more hikers than heart attacks, so get CPR certified by the Red Cross or American Heart Association.


Learn to manage accident scenes, improvise splints, and treat hypothermia during a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course.


Geared towards guides, rescuers volunteers, and far-ranging backpackers, the weeklong Wilderness First Responder (WFR) concludes with an all-day simulated rescue.

Info soloschools.com, nols.edu, wildmed.com