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This post from Julie Anderson at Wilderness Medical Associates will be helpful for everyone. Walking through the first aid aisle at your local outfitter store can be overwhelming. While there are many excellent prepared kits on the market, often enthusiasts choose to create and specialize their own. Your kit will be different based on where you are camping and hiking. Trips at altitude, near marine environments or canyoning, and desert trekking each have unique needs that would require you augment your kit accordingly. Find out what you should be carrying.
The heat waves happening across the U.S this summer are of particular concern for outdoor programs where physical activity is combined with high heat and humidity. Heat stroke can be an immediately life-threatening illness. Dr. Paul Auerbach presents recent findings on field cooling along with links to other resources on Exertional Heat Illness.
Vehicles and driving are statistically the most dangerous thing that you can do in an outdoor program. As a result programs have extensive risk management protocols around vehicles and driving. But vehicles hazards aren't just associated with driving, what about when your groups come in contact with cars and roads in situations like where trails cross busy roads? Isn't this also a potentially serious risk management issue? And shouldn't you have some protocols in place to reduce these risks? I say the answer to both questions to yes and I propose a Road Crossing Protocol as a tool for leaders to help reduce the hazards associated with high-risk road crossings. If your program hikes across busy roads then you really need to read this article and consider how you would deal with this serious issue.
Every day you have to balance your risk management equation and keep tracking of changing laws and court decisions. The Recreation Law Center Library is your portal for understanding the complex legal issues in outdoor adventure and recreation. Reb Gregg and Catherine Hansen-Stamp, two of the best known recreation law attorneys in the United States, analyze cutting edge court decisions pertinent to the industry.
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The hot days of summer bring lightning storms. Make sure you know the best practices for managing lightning risk in the backcountry.
Diane Waryold and Cathy Clark, Professors in Human Development and Psychological Development at Appalachian State University, present a case-study of a real life situation where decisions gone wrong in the Grand Canyon.
What happens when group dynamics and trip management collapse resulting in injuries and evacuations. The case study and its analysis can be used for
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"You shouldn’t have to convince people to go to paradise,"
--Shelton Johnson, Ranger, Yosemite National Park
Although our national parks belong to all Americans, it’s a sad fact that very few people of color ever set foot in some of our country’s most beautiful places. Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with the Amazing Grace 50+ Club, a Los Angeles-based senior church group whose members are looking to reverse that trend.
The Way Home: Returning to the National Parks from NPCA on Vimeo.
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