Re: Wilderness First Aid
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 11 May 1997 14:18:15 -0400
On Sun, 11 May 1997, Steven Featherkile wrote:
> or... What do you do when the 911 guys aren't coming.
> Here's the situation. You are 2 days from the trail head, over Hell for
> Sure Pass (it really exists) and 10 map miles from the nearest
> backcountry ranger station. For some reason, the batteries on your
> communicators died, and they were your spare set to boot (I know, be
> prepared, and all that, but some times those pesky things just don't
> work, and this is one of those times ;^) ). Two of your experienced
> scouts are bouldering, and one falls 15 feet, sustaining multiple
> injuries (busted arm, squashed pumpkin, it doesn't matter). Are you
> prepared to cope with this? What courses did you take to become
>From the medical and legal points of view, you can do NOTHING right in
>From the philosophical view, In My OPINION, you can do little other
than pray for the serenity to accept what cannot be changed.
Fact: Bouldering in the back country is dangerous.
Fact: Accidents happen and are by definition unexpected and unanticipated.
There isn't enough training in the universe to eliminate accidents
and their unfortunate consequences.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City