Re: Wilderness First Aid
Steven Featherkile (madwolf@EARTHLINK.NET)
Fri, 16 May 1997 06:49:40 -0700
Steven G. Tyler wrote:
> The key, I believe, is appropriateness; the appropriate preparation
> standard would be much higher if you'll be out of contact with
> civilization for a week or so in the High Sierras, than it would for a
> couple of days hiking on the Appalachian Trail, for example.
> Review: did I say that advanced training is NOT important? No. Did I
> say that, with appropriate preparation and backup, advanced training is
> not a prerequisite for every wilderness activity? Yes.
My original post suggested just that; out for more than a week in the
high Sierras (in the Evolution Valley, over Hell for Sure Pass). Hiking
along the Appalachian Trail, with towns every few yards <VBG> probably
would not require advanced FA training.
If your council offered a WFR course that was taught over 2 weekends,
for a reasonable cost (<$50.00, coffee included) would you be
interested? Anyone else?
SM T319, La Mesa, CA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City