A simple bollard anchor system. If you don't have stakes this anchor works great in a pinch. The heavier the wind the heavier the rocks you'll need, and in keeping with good survival principles don't ever cut your 550 cord.
The SAM splint: one of the more versatile and practical pieces of kit I carry, especially when I'm out hiking, or making movement. Strains, sprains, and breaks happen! Are you prepared to treat them? This is my preferred method of carrying a SAM splint...with an Israeli bandage neatly sandwiched inside. It provides you with an ACE bandage, padding if needed, and an additional Israeli bandage for blood control if necessary.
Dag 2 AOV (akut omhändertagande i vildmark). Vi går djupare in på D-problem, övar smärtstimulering och pratar evakuering. Vi pratar om kroppstemperatur och hur vi rent praktiskt handlägger en skada på rörelseapparaten. Deltagarna kastas i fler scenarion och för varje dag som går blir deltagarna allt tryggare i hur de hanterar en akut situation om räddningen är långt borta. Fler kursdatum till hösten på @adventuremedicine hemsida. #adventuremedicine#förstahjälpen#wildernessfirstaid
Dag 1 - akut omhändertagande i vildmark med @adventuremedicine 8st deltagare har gått igenom grunderna för LABCDE, förflyttningstekniker, HLR samt riktlinjer för hur man gör en riskanalys. Imorgon fortsätter vi i samma tempo och efter tre dagar är meningen att dessa personer ska veta vad det bör/inte bör göra om olyckan är framme och hjälpen är långt undan.
Vill du också gå kursen så finns höstens datum uppe på hemsidan! #adventuremedicine#akutomhändertagande#förstahjälpen
The most important piece of equipment in an underground workings.....the honey pot! This was the 2d best paying job in the mine back in the day! This is an original refurbished one in the Hard Tack mine Lake City, CO.
Ever heard the phrase don't yank my chain? It's because miners would play pranks on each other while taking a crap and would push their cohorts down the tracks if they weren't careful to place a shot of chain on the rail to prevent the Tom foolery. Then the game bacame who can steel your chain and push you down the drift anyhow!
Fire restrictions have limited my shooting practice to only dryfire so I spent some time today going over rudimentary field survival skills like shelter building and Land Navigation. Here we're practicing multiple point resection to identify our location on the map.
These skills don't just magically appear when you need them, you better get out and practice them! Making war is more than looking pretty in Multicam and being able to shoot!
As the #expedition medic this was an exciting day for me. One of the clients got bitten by a snake one morning just before breakfast. Unfortunately he didn’t see it and we couldn’t be sure it was or wasn’t poisonous. Being more than 9 hours from the hospital we asked the insurance company how they wanted him to get there and they were more than happy to send him via helicopter which was only a 1 hour journey. In the end he was fine but a good team building exercise for us and practice for me. #adventuremedicine#borneo @woodsmoke_
Two years ago I had the pleasure of touring the Haute Route with @janelle.smiley and @smileysproject. It's been inspiring to watch their #derlangeweg tour from Vienna to Nice, crossing the Alps! Check out their feeds for some amazing stories and footage! My photo above shows the scene on the last day of the #HauteRoute two years ago as Janelle and @branninmcbee rounded the lower NW flanks of the #Matterhorn under substantial hang fire from the seracs and rocks above. The skiing with this crew under the cloud-obscured Matterhorn was variable at best as we tucked our tails between our legs and rallied through the refrozen chunder surrounded by the cacophony made by avalanches on the slopes above!
I want to gush about Kaiser Permanente. They are amazing! 👌 👏
The doctors, nurses and pharmacist have always assisted me in staying safe and medicated on all of my climbs; mountaineering requires not only life saving meds but performance enhancers also. My adventures always start with a call to a travel nurse who guides me through the risks of the areas that I will be traveling to followed by a review of vaccinations and medications that I will need. Then my doctor confirms the list of medications and prescribes them to me.
These are some of my outrageous questions/scenarios that the fine KP staff have answered/pondered for me:
- May I have a Viagra prescription?(Asked with a straight face and answered with a straight face) 😳🤣 - What effect does Viagra have on females, at high altitude (or even at sea level 🤷♀️)?
- What are the interactions between epinephrine (epipen) and Viagra?
- Will I kill the person if I give them both? 💉💊
- At how high of a heart rate will the person I give an epipen (adrenaline) shot to experience a heart attack?💓
- Can I also have narcotics for when a person has a bone sticking out of their body and needs pain relief fast in order to allow them to descend or die peacefully? - Can I have little pill bottles?💊