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Wilderness First Aid & Medicinal Plants Class (770201387057)

In addition to Dave Canterbury and additional Pathfinder School instructors, guest instructor Rich Becker will be teaching this class.

About Rich Becker - He began his relationship with the wilderness when his family moved to New Jersey next to a seemingly unlimited state forest when he was seven years old. Since then, he has been chasing wild spaces for over 40 years. He enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, hunting, teaching wilderness first aid, and sailing. 

 Rich has more than 20 years’ experience as an EMT / WEMT. He has worked for Ventura County, Fillmore City, and Riverside County Fire Departments. He has guided backpacking treks in the western United States, is a wilderness first aid trainer, and has been a camp medic and Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America.

 Rich has two degrees with honors from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters in Education. He is currently a full-time high school Earth and Space Science teacher in California.

 As a scoutmaster for many years, Rich believes wholeheartedly in the Scout Law and especially in the Scout Motto; “Be prepared.”

Course Description:

This course is designed for anyone who works or spends time in remote environments and will teach you advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away and significantly delayed. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs and incorporates practical Pathfinder School bush skills. You will learn to identify, care for, and manage traumatic and medical emergencies for extended periods of time in a wilderness context. This course is a combination of classroom learning, scenario driven exercises, and wilderness skill lessons to give you and your team the best chances of identifying and surviving injury or illness in remote settings.

Prerequisites:

Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification. Can be obtained solely online through Red Cross Adult CPR/AED Online (90 day skills requirement not needed to take our WFA course)

Certification:

  • 2 Year American Red Cross Certification (Wilderness and Remote First Aid).
  • Digital Wilderness and Remote First Aid certificate available upon successful completion of course

Course Length:

48 hours total:

  • Students must attend the full course to get WFA certification
  • 1-hour lunch around 12pm W, Th, F, and Sa
  • 2-hour night scenario on Saturday evening and 4 hour final practical and written evaluation on Sunday (successful completion receives patch)

Daily Schedule:

  • Wednesday: 8am - 7pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 7pm
  • Friday: 8am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 7pm and 8pm - 12am+
  • Sunday: 8am - 12pm

WFA Topics:

  • Primary and Secondary Assessments
  • Head/Brain, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Abdominal Problems and Chest Injuries
  • Asthma Attacks
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Poisoning and Drowning
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns and Lightning Injuries
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds, Wound Infection, and Wound Care
  • Evacuation Decisions and Packaging

Additional Topics:

  • Navigation Principles (to determine position when emergencies occur)
  • Plant Medicine (preparations and applications of medicinal plants for First Aid)
  • Fire Building (for temperature control and water purification)
  • Emergency shelter building (for patient temperature management)
  • Improvising with the 10 Cs

 

      The Pathfinder 10 C’s

      The course will incorporate the 10 C's of Survivability. Please separate the 10 C's into an easily accessible backpack or haversack (shoulder bag) as these will be used during this course and many others at the Pathfinder School.

      For the Required Equipment List Click Here.

      Disclaimer:
      Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you, and will be considered abandoned. 

       IMPORTANT: This class will require hikes of 2+ miles at a time in possibly very muddy and uneven while carrying your gear. Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from the base camp near the parking area. Water is available from jugs always located in Base Camp.

      If you suffer from a medical condition or chronic pain, please bring your prescribed medicines with you. If you have recently undergone surgery or a hospital stay within the last 30 days, DO NOT attempt this course until you have had more time to recuperate.

      Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be NO camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the class concludes.

      If you need to cancel..

      Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

      Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case-by-case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

      If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited, and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

      If a class gets canceled...

      We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

      Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.


      Click Here for the Class Purchase Policy

      Click Here for Ohio Class directions

      Click Here for nearby Hotels

       

      Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you.  From there you will be lead to the school property.

      Nearby Hotels:

      Comfort Inn

      605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

      Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

      Days Inn 

      972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

      Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

      Red Roof Inn

      1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

      Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

       

      Nearby Camp Grounds:

      Lake Alma State Park

      422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

      Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Jackson Lake State Park

      35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

      Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

       

      The following options are:

      A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

      1. 8 Bunks are available
      2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
      3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
      4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
      5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
      6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
      7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

       

      B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

      This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

      1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
      2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
      3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
      4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
      5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
      6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

      All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

      NOTE:

      Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

      Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

      There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

      Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

      All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

      Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

      If you need to cancel..

      Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

      Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

      If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

      If a class gets canceled...

      We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

      Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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      Wilderness and Remote First Aid Class

      $550.00 USD

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      Product Description

      In addition to Dave Canterbury and additional Pathfinder School instructors, guest instructor Rich Becker will be teaching this class.

      About Rich Becker - He began his relationship with the wilderness when his family moved to New Jersey next to a seemingly unlimited state forest when he was seven years old. Since then, he has been chasing wild spaces for over 40 years. He enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, hunting, teaching wilderness first aid, and sailing. 

       Rich has more than 20 years’ experience as an EMT / WEMT. He has worked for Ventura County, Fillmore City, and Riverside County Fire Departments. He has guided backpacking treks in the western United States, is a wilderness first aid trainer, and has been a camp medic and Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America.

       Rich has two degrees with honors from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters in Education. He is currently a full-time high school Earth and Space Science teacher in California.

       As a scoutmaster for many years, Rich believes wholeheartedly in the Scout Law and especially in the Scout Motto; “Be prepared.”

      Course Description:

      This course is designed for anyone who works or spends time in remote environments and will teach you advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away and significantly delayed. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs and incorporates practical Pathfinder School bush skills. You will learn to identify, care for, and manage traumatic and medical emergencies for extended periods of time in a wilderness context. This course is a combination of classroom learning, scenario driven exercises, and wilderness skill lessons to give you and your team the best chances of identifying and surviving injury or illness in remote settings.

      Prerequisites:

      Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification. Can be obtained solely online through Red Cross Adult CPR/AED Online (90 day skills requirement not needed to take our WFA course)

      Certification:

      • 2 Year American Red Cross Certification (Wilderness and Remote First Aid).
      • Digital Wilderness and Remote First Aid certificate available upon successful completion of course

      Course Length:

      48 hours total:

      • Students must attend the full course to get WFA certification
      • 1-hour lunch around 12pm W, Th, F, and Sa
      • 2-hour night scenario on Saturday evening and 4 hour final practical and written evaluation on Sunday (successful completion receives patch)

      Daily Schedule:

      • Wednesday: 8am - 7pm
      • Thursday: 8am - 7pm
      • Friday: 8am - 7pm
      • Saturday: 8am - 7pm and 8pm - 12am+
      • Sunday: 8am - 12pm

      WFA Topics:

      • Primary and Secondary Assessments
      • Head/Brain, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
      • Heat-Related Emergencies
      • Hypothermia
      • Altitude-Related Illnesses
      • Abdominal Problems and Chest Injuries
      • Asthma Attacks
      • Seizures
      • Stroke
      • Poisoning and Drowning
      • Diabetic Emergencies
      • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
      • Burns and Lightning Injuries
      • Bone and Joint Injuries
      • Wounds, Wound Infection, and Wound Care
      • Evacuation Decisions and Packaging

      Additional Topics:

      • Navigation Principles (to determine position when emergencies occur)
      • Plant Medicine (preparations and applications of medicinal plants for First Aid)
      • Fire Building (for temperature control and water purification)
      • Emergency shelter building (for patient temperature management)
      • Improvising with the 10 Cs

       

          The Pathfinder 10 C’s

          The course will incorporate the 10 C's of Survivability. Please separate the 10 C's into an easily accessible backpack or haversack (shoulder bag) as these will be used during this course and many others at the Pathfinder School.

          For the Required Equipment List Click Here.

          Disclaimer:
          Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you, and will be considered abandoned. 

           IMPORTANT: This class will require hikes of 2+ miles at a time in possibly very muddy and uneven while carrying your gear. Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from the base camp near the parking area. Water is available from jugs always located in Base Camp.

          If you suffer from a medical condition or chronic pain, please bring your prescribed medicines with you. If you have recently undergone surgery or a hospital stay within the last 30 days, DO NOT attempt this course until you have had more time to recuperate.

          Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be NO camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the class concludes.

          If you need to cancel..

          Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

          Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case-by-case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

          If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited, and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

          If a class gets canceled...

          We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

          Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.


          Click Here for the Class Purchase Policy

          Click Here for Ohio Class directions

          Click Here for nearby Hotels

           

          Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you.  From there you will be lead to the school property.

          Nearby Hotels:

          Comfort Inn

          605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

          Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

          Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

          Days Inn 

          972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

          Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

          Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

          Red Roof Inn

          1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

          Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

          Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

           

          Nearby Camp Grounds:

          Lake Alma State Park

          422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

          Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

          Jackson Lake State Park

          35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

          Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

          Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

           

          The following options are:

          A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

          1. 8 Bunks are available
          2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
          3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
          4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
          5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
          6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
          7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

           

          B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

          This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

          1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
          2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
          3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
          4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
          5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
          6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

          All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

          NOTE:

          Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

          Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

          There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

          Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

          All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

          Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

          If you need to cancel..

          Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

          Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

          If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

          If a class gets canceled...

          We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

          Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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          Incredibly profound and intense

          Wilderness first aid was an incredibly profound and intense experience. It was hands down the biggest knowledge dump I’ve ever had at the school and there were some serious adrenaline rushes happening several times during our scenarios. The intensity was real despite it having a lower physical demand. They went well beyond what the certification required.

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