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May 2018

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat: Essex, Massachusetts

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Burnham Library, 30 Martin Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
$175

Wilderness First Aid Afloat is a scenario-based 16-hour course. The curriculum is Coast Guard approved and specifically designed to address emergencies that occur in a marine environment. Upon completion you will receive a 2-year certification from SOLO and the USCG. WFAA contains all the same information included in the SOLO Wilderness First Aid course (Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies). It also includes additional topics specifically designed for boaters including: sea sickness,…

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June 2018

Wilderness First Aid: On Water Medical Rescue Scenarios

June 4, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Castine, Maine Castine, ME United States + Google Map
$35

This course is designed for folks who have completed their Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA) Certification.  Since I have been teaching WFAA the common theme is that folks wished they had more time to practice medical rescues on the water.  North Star Adventures LLC and Castine Kayak Adventures are partnering to offer a 3 hour pilot program: On Water Rescue Scenarios. In this pilot we will practice how to manage trauma and medical emergencies while…

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July 2018

Leave No Trace Ocean Paddling

July 21, 2018 - July 22, 2018
$225.00

During this two day course participants will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace. We will discuss the impact of human activity on the ocean and island environments. Each participant will be required to present a short (15-20 minute) class on one of the principles of Leave No Trace. We will camping on and exploring the Islands off the coast of Maine.

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May 2019

Emergency Medicine in the Backcountry

May 24 @ 8:00 AM - May 27 @ 5:00 PM
Bigelow Preserve Kingfield, ME United States + Google Map
$350

Discover the beauty of the Bigelow Preserve in this 3 night 4 day backpacking expedition. If you have experience in the Bigelows this will allow you to look at it from a rescuer perspective.  If you have not been to the Preserve you are in for a treat!  It was created in 1976 to stop development of a ski resort directly across from Sugarloaf. You will learn and practice field-based wilderness medical skills, with an emphasis on group management, scene…

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June 2019

Outdoor Cooking: Lightweight & Tasty Backpacking Food

June 2 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$95

The key to any backcountry adventure lies a thoughtful and tasty meal plan.  In this day long workshop you will have the opportunity to learn food planning techniques as well as some basic nutritional information that will help you create backcountry culinary delights. We will plan our menu, pack our backpacks, and do a short hike where we will cook using a variety of stoves and techniques.  You will be creating meals for breakfast and dinner. A typical field lunch…

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Staying Upright: Canoe Skills & Techniques

June 22 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Unity Pond ME United States + Google Map
$110.00

Are you ready to expand your canoeing skills? Are you a beginner who wants to dip your paddle deeper into the water or an intermediate who is ready for a longer expedition?  Then this workshop is for you. Join us for a fun and educational day on the water. Our day will start with instruction in gear selection, boat design, navigation and paddle technique.  On the water we will have the opportunity to put that knowledge into practice. One of…

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Food on the Water: Canoe Cooking

June 23
Unity Pond ME United States + Google Map
$110

After a full day of paddling do you look forward to to a mouth watering meal of freeze dried mush? Does fresh baked trail pizza, calzone, vegetarian lazagna, beef stroganoff with brownies, apple crisp or peach cobbler for dessert sound more enticing? This workshop will develop your canoe cooking skills including meal planning, food preparation, cooking using stoves, camp fires, and dutch ovens. We will employ LNT practices that apply to canoeing.  Be prepared to pack the gear and paddle…

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July 2019

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

July 11 @ 9:00 AM - July 12 @ 4:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$75

The effects of human impact on the environment are staggering. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization. Their mission is to to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. North Star is offering a 2 day course that will teach you the seven principles of leave no trace, as well as introducing you to the mission of the center, and the importance of their mission. Over the two days we…

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