B&C 140 Class
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Belvidere, Illinois
Two years ago I took a wilderness first aid course through boy scouts to prepair for a trip into the BWCAW and to satisfy BSA requirements at the time. It was a great course and really made you think good and hard about haveing a medical emergency in a remote location. being prepared for anything is an absolute must.
Regardless of how far from the vehicle you are when hunting, you should have some form of first aid kit with you. You should also have some form of applicable training in using first aid. CPR, treating shock victoms controlling bleeding at all levels etc. You are not always the only one in the field and may be called upon to treat another. and carrying someone even 100 yds with 6 people on a flat surface with a tarp is a grueling task.
compound the fact it may only be you and one other person in a wooded terrain and it becomes a nightmare and a posible causualty. you cannot always rely on cell tower triangulation on a 911 call either. some remote towns do not have those capabilties yet. and try explaining to emergency services just where you are in the woods if you dont have gps or they dont.
Last edited by Predator; 05-30-2010 at 04:52 PM.