Re: Wilderness First Aid
Steven Featherkile (madwolf@EARTHLINK.NET)
Wed, 14 May 1997 12:52:09 -0700
Pat Riley wrote:
> We have to be responsible for our own acts... I know that it is common in this > current society to push everything to the max, but just because you can doesn't mean > you should... Be prepared for the expected and unexpected ordinary events
Well said, sir. My sentiments, exactly. I would not hesitate to call a
helo in those rare instances where it might be needed. The problem is,
by the time the helo got there, the sacred "Golden Hour" would have long
since elapsed. For those of you who want to wait for the pros to get
there before you do anything, THEY AREN"T COMING!!! At least not in
time to do you any good. Nowhere in this great land of ours can you
come up on your PRC-25, call Battalion and request the Jolly Green for a
dust-off, unless you happen to be on a military base with access to
their net. [Translation for those of you who don't sling the lingo...
"Get on the radio (PRC-25) call for help (Battalion) request a helo
(Jolly Green) for a MEDEVAC (dust off).] You must be prepared. You
must initiate the treatment in the bush to extend the "Golden Hour" into
a "Golden couple or three days." Find the course and get the training.
Please pardon my passion.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City