Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sierra Damaged By Windstorm

Dijukno you can do your part maintaining the trails you hike, and have a great time while doing it?

Thunderous winds blew across much of the Sierra on November 30, 2011 causing widespread damage. These unusually strong northern winds gusted to more than 180 mph and stayed higher than 120 mph for more than three hours, toppling thousands of trees. We expect to find significant numbers of downed trees on the PCT next summer.

The U.S. Forest Service reports that

Monday, January 30, 2012


Dijukno a whistle is an essential device in case of emergency, to direct
others in how to respond, or to communicate with a group on a hiking or backpacking trip.  The whistle code

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wilderness First Aid Patient Assessment System

Dijukno before you can properly care for any patient, you have to assess what is wrong with the them?  An assessment is a step by step process.  Although some of the steps may change in order, depending on the immediate status of the patient.  No step should be left out.

Stop! Size Up The Scene!

Take a few moments to stand apart and survey the scene, checking for specific information, before you step into the scene, these may prove to be the most valuable moments in your response to a patient.
  1. Survey the scene for hazards.  Is there immediate danger to you, other rescuers, bystanders, and, or the patient or patients?  Make sure the scene is safe.  You must do all you can to ensure you never create a second patient.  Humans are resources who can think, help tend to the patient, and participate in carrying them out.  A second patient not only doubles the trouble but also reduces the resources.  The problem becomes more than twice as serious.
  2. Determine, if possible, the mechanism of injury (MOI).  Are there clues suggesting

Tuesday, January 10, 2012