Ben Usatch, MD, FAAEM, NREMT-P recently wrote this article for Check this out to learn more about lightning strikes. Does lightning really never strike twice in the same spot? Is it safe to touch the victim of a lightning strike? Get the answers to these questions and more by clicking here. _

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Wilderness medicine providers know that prevention and early intervention are critical to a successful day hike, camping trip, or multiple week expedition. Those same skills of prevention and early intervention are applicable to all aspects of life. Some things you probably do already (or should be) include wearing a seatbelt, not using tobacco, wearing a…

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The man is currently at Tsubaki Shrine in Mie Prefecture of Japan. WMA Lead Instructor Dave Ramsey sports our classic tee. Send in your pictures and stories for our ‘Where’s the Man?’ section to *protected email*.

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Sometimes you need to be careful about what you ask for, but when launching a new website, you gotta do it! We wanted to make our new site easier to navigate, chock full of wilderness medical information, and featuring real people in videos. So we asked a recent group of WMA course graduates and this…

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Check out our new ‘Where’s the Man?’ feature on our wilderness blog! Share your photos and stories of you sporting your course t-shirt, featuring a Davinci-inspired man.

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Lance Armstrong fell in a bike race crash and broke his collar bone. Check out these awesome pictures and videos of him and his self-splinting as he waited for medical care.

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These are the new course t-shirts that are given to every WMA student who completes a course that is 3 or more days. Look out for them on Soon you will be able to sport ‘The Art of Wilderness Medicine’. Corrie and Justin, both office staff, make great models, don’t they?

CLICK HERE for a great summary of one student’s Wilderness First Aid course offered by UCSB, which includes pictures! The course was attended by 51 students and taught by WMA Instructors Jeff Baierlein, Rodney Tucknott, and Charles Schonder. How did you enjoy your WFA course?

“My name is Chris and I have recently taken the WFR class at Ohio University Dec. 13-21. I just wanted to let you know how amazing my experience was. It all started with my absolutely outstanding instructors Darren “Daz” and Gary. My attention never strayed the entire week as I listened to every word. I…