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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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January 2019

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

January 12 @ 9:00 AM - January 13 @ 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$175.00

THIS CLASS IS FULL.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE MARCH 2-3, 2019 WFA AT THE WALDO COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER.   Wilderness First Aid (WFA) creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. It is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.  This is an incredible course! Not only will you gain the skills you need to care…

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March 2019

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

March 23 @ 9:00 AM - March 24 @ 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$175

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. It is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. This is an incredible course! Not only will you gain the skills you need to care for people in a remote location.  But, you will have a fantastic time…it is fun and fast-moving.  There will be a…

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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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On Water Medical Scenarios & Emergency Management

June 2 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Castine, Maine Castine, ME United States + Google Map
$75

North Star Adventures and Castine Kayak Adventures are partnering to offer you a day of medical scenarios and sea kayak emergency strategies and management options on the water. We offered this course two weeks ago in Casco Bay. It was such a success we decided to tweak it (make it longer) and offer it farther north. If you are a paddler and have a minimum of basic first aid certification then this course is something you will want to check…

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