SOLO Advanced Wildeness First Aid

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) is an intensive 4-day course that provides in-depth information on medical and environmental emergencies, alongside hands-on practice of backcountry first aid skills. Students learn from both in the classroom and in-field scenarios. With an emphasis on leadership, students learn to confidently take control of medical situations. Over 4-days students learn patient assessment, injury management, and other necessary outdoor skills. This class goes into greater depth of the basic first aid subjects while emphasizing leadership skills. … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Responder: Swanville, Maine

6 days | 8am – 6pm | Ages 16+ Part 1: Saturday, April 15th Part 2: April 17 -21 (Mon-Fri)   The ultimate Wilderness Medical Course! SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR)  is the industry standard for outdoor leaders, camp counselors and directors, guides, and anyone who wants a high level of wilderness medical training for extended backcountry trips. WFR is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

WFA creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. This sixteen hour course spans two days and focuses on basic skills necessary for responding to emergencies in the backcountry. We’ll cover response and assessment, survival skills, musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, and medical emergencies. This is an incredible course! Not only will you gain the skills you need to care for people remote locations, you will also have a fantastic time learning! Fun and fast-moving, … Read More

First Aid Training with North Star Adventures

Wilderness First Aid is one of the few things I get on my soapbox about.  Whether you are a weekend warrior, endurance athlete, casual hiker or camper, or you live and travel out of your van, taking a wilderness first aid class can make the difference between staying in the field or evacuation. It can be the difference between a really bad day and a minor inconvenience. Do yourself and friends a favor…get training. I currently teach Wilderness Medicine for … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

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 … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

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 … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat

Wilderness First Aid Afloat (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, marine bites and stings, injuries that are more common in marine environments, and environment specific rescue scenarios. Schedule: Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM – 5:00PM This is an incredible course! Not only will you gain the skills you … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Responder

7 days | 8am – 6pm | Ages 16+ The ultimate Wilderness Medical Course! SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR)  is the industry standard for outdoor leaders, camp counselors and directors, guides, and anyone who wants a high level of wilderness medical training for extended backcountry trips. WFR is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, medical emergencies, leadership skills, long term patient care, evacuation procedures and litter … Read More

Wilderness First Aid Afloat

This  past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching a SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat Course at the Waldo County Technical Center in Belfast, Maine. This is the fourth year I have taught this course for the Maine Island Trails Association (MITA).  MITA  I don’t get on my soapbox about many things but Wilderness Medicine is one of them. I believe with all my heart that anyone who spends time in the back country, regardless if they are a guide or … Read More