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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 5:41 pm 
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Mi_ka wrote:
(no idea Umbrella Corp. makes little rubber friends as well) :s_laughat



Of course. Can't have valuable employees catching the T-Virus.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:10 pm 
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Hey Lost in PA, thanks for putting all this together. Much appreciated!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:21 pm 
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Thanks for opening the discussion and improving awareness. I have had a little bit of training: ARMY battlefield first aid, First Aid, Advanced First Aid, Certified PADI Rescue Diver, AED, National Ski Patrol Outdoor First Care, Rock Climbing Self Rescue Training.

I can't fix anything. I can stabilize a lot of stuff. But the focus of most of my outdoor medical care is being aware who/where help will come from and having a basic plan as to how to connect the injured with the rescuers. In civilized areas you can expect expert help within 15 minutes. In the places I go average response time is 6-24 hours, if you can communicate.

I tend to rely heavily on risk analysis. Knowing that what I do could have dire consequences, thinking about how to prevent said consequences, accepting some risk, planning ahead for when things don't go well.

I have adopted my rule of 3. Rarely does one thing that goes wrong kill you. Mostly 2 things can go wrong and still not have dire consequences. But in studying accidents, I have found that normally there are at least three events preceding a fatality. So if you stop your activity after the second bad thing happened your chances of not having more really bad stuff happen improves.

This is not an exact science, just experience.

As for my med kit. These days it has duct tape, paracord, a sharp knife, and a BIC lighter.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:03 am 
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Here is a real life emergency. You are riding the 110 mile White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park.

Drop these Coords into google earth to get the location: 38.323830°, -109.910171°

On the Murphy's Hogback this occurs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99sxFASnC-Y

How do you respond? (other than swearing, which is what I did).

Bob was 67 when we did this ride. Later we found that he had a bruised rib, two broken fingers, and a mild concussion. He continued riding 45-50 miles of really tough terrain to get home.

We had no cell phone, my wife was our emergency responder, if we didn't get home by midnight she was to notify S&R. There were other people on the trail, most were planning on spending the night.

This could have been a fatal situation. Fortunately is was just really painful. It took Bob about three months to recover, he wants to know when we are going to do the TAT.

Tough Old Guy, I respect him a lot.


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