Some people are insistent that smaller snakes are more dangerous. This idea has always felt counterintuitive to me. The explanations seem fanciful at best.
Somewhere deep in the woods near Camp Dandelion, future WFR‘s bring in the New Year on snowshoes.
Robin Nesbeda, WMA lead instructor, sent in these submissions of ‘The Man’ surfing through the holidays on a family vacation. Click on the pictures to enlarge. Today is the last day to submit your photos for consideration. 3 $100 cash prizes are at stake. If you would like to submit your last minute entry, please… Read more »
‘The Man’ has had quite a busy year! This submission comes from students of a Wilderness First Responder course at YMCA Camp Greenville. Fred W. Symmes Chapel, an open chapel constructed in 1941, is also called “The Pretty Place” because of it’s spectacular views. Congratulations to the students that received their WFR certification on December… Read more »
Q: I have noticed that some outdoor organizations are moving away from carrying injectable epinephrine into the field. Would an antihistamine (e.g., Benadryl) work just as effectively to treat allergic reactions? What do you think about the Benadryl strips? Even though some people are reluctant to carry epinephrine (delivered via autoinjectors like Epipens or a… Read more »
Ted H., who is a successful graduate of a Wilderness First Responder course, submitted the two pictures below. Please click on the images to view them larger. One picture is in Bayou Manchac and the other is in Alligator Bayou, which goes from Spanish Lake and feeds into Bayou Manchac. Time is running out for… Read more »
Q: Does Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training provide authorization to administer medications in the field? I have my WFR training for my camp job. My boss told me that because of state law I cannot administer any medications to our clients, not even over-the-counter items like antibacterial cream or ibuprofen. There is no one set of laws that uniformly governs this kind… Read more »
Reading “Goodnight Gorilla” in Bremen, ME. – Eric Duffy, Lead Instructor (Nothing exotic, but lots of fun!) Submitted by Kelley Duffy EMT/WFR Don’t forget! At the end of the year, we will select the 3 best submissions. The winners will receive $100 cash prize. Send in a picture of yourself wearing your WMA course t-shirt… Read more »
This picture was taken by Michael’s 10 year old son while on vacation this summer at Grand Teton and Yellowstone. Michael B. Don’t forget! At the end of the year, we will select the 3 best submissions. The winners will receive $100 cash prize. Send in a picture of yourself wearing your WMA course t-shirt… Read more »
Here’s the Man attending an all Jeep off road event on Drummond Island, Michigan, in June 2009. Submitted by: Micah Bell NREMT-B, WEMT National Park Service-Indiana Dunes N.L. Don’t forget! At the end of the year, we will select the 3 best submissions. The winners will receive $100 cash prize. Send in a picture of… Read more »