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Wilderness First Aid & Medicinal Plants Class

Product Description

Medicinal Plant & Wilderness First Aid Class - Limited to 10 Students

(3 day, 2 Night Course)

2 CEU's

This seminar will focus on the medicinal uses of 20 different plant species and 10 tree species with discussions on field expedient usage and herbal preparations and harvest for longer term storage and consumption. We will also cover the application of Herbal preparations and creation of Salves, Tinctures, and Ointments. A camera may be beneficial for photographing plants and a notebook and pencil are a must have for the abundance of notes you'll want in addition to the recommended 10 C's we use in our Basic Survival class.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Program

“Emergencies can occur at any time. Do you have the training and skills to manage the unknown?

This 18-hour interactive course is designed for anyone who spends time in the wild or for anyone who has an interest in improving their medical skills. For class, bring a comfortable chair, clothing suitable for the conditions, a notebook, a headlamp and a strong desire to learn. Day and night scenarios are a critical learning tool for this material. All classes are conducted rain or shine, so come prepared!

Curriculum Includes: Basic Anatomy and Physiology; Patient Assessment Skills; Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries; Muscle and Bone Injuries; Head and Spinal Injuries; Thermal Injuries; Recognizing and Treating Shock; Medical Emergencies in the Wild; Bites, Stings and Envenomations; Environmental Exposure; Emergency Carries; Improvised Litters and Kit Mentality.”

Instructor:

Mark DeJong National Registered Paramedic and found of Off Grid Medic LLCMark DeJong, Nationally-Registered Paramedic and founder of Off Grid Medic LLC, has over 22 years of experience in treating victims of trauma and sudden illness. Mark has a degree in Emergency Medical Services and is a certified Georgia Paramedic Instructor. As part of a military assignment, he spent two years providing remote medical care to the indigenous people of the Philippines, where his passions for medicine and primitive living fused together. He serves on the Advisory Council at the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine, and has trained alongside elite members of the US Army and the US Marshalls Service. Mark has served in several medical roles from field Paramedic, to Director of Emergency Medical Services for a rural system, to faculty at the Technical College System of Georgia.

He considers himself a lifelong learner and, when not immersed in medical material, Mark continues to hone his Bushcraft skills. He is often spotted making improvements to his seasonal residence, the Tarp Mahal, at the Georgia Bushcraft Base Camp. His teaching style is very interactive and informal, and he frequently uses personal experiences and humor to reinforce his material.

Click Here for the Required Equipment List (Link to Basic Survival List)

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.

It is highly recommended that you physically prepare yourself at least a month in advance to this or any other Pathfinder course by hiking/ walking regularly (at least 3 times weekly) for 5K working up to a pack weight of 50lb before the class begins. As the premier school of self-reliance, our training exceeds that of any other school in the nation; so please take it seriously and take the time to physically prepare. It is strongly recommended to take the Basic class before taking  an Intermediate or Advanced class (anything above the Basic class).

Non Patch Qualification Policy:

  • When a student enrolls it is fully expected that they intend to certify in Wilderness First Aid (by going for the patch); we do not allow anyone to remain in camp without instructors present. Should you be hindered in your ability to keep up with the group due to physical injury or other health problem(s), we will go above and beyond to get you back in the game by aiding in your mobility, administering hydration and personal motivation! But, should those efforts fail, you may be forced to tap out at which time you will need to leave the school grounds.
  • If you quit (tap out) at any point during the course, a helper will be assigned to aid you in packing your equipment so you may leave the school grounds.
  • It is PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE, to complete the course without qualifying for the patch, just let your instructor know that this is your desire.

Qualifications Issued:

  • To those graduating from the course a Certificate of Completion by the Instructional staff, Pathfinder WFA Patch, and WFA Certification Card.
  • To those remaining throughout the course but did not meet the requirements of Certification of Completion, a Certificate of Training shall be issued to you, signed by the Instructional staff.
  • Both documents note Continuing Education Units awarded for which some employers may offer educational benefits.

 Click Here for the Required Equipment List (Link to Basic Survival List)

 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.

Age Requirements:

Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Must be 16 to attend this course, no children under age 16 are allowed to attend.

If you bring a minor that is not your child you must have a signed Emergency Care Authorization form filled out by that child's parent(s) or legal guardian. Download the form by clicking on this link - https://www.selfrelianceoutfitters.com/content/Emergency-care-authorization.pdf

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.

Click Here for the Class Purchase Policy

Click Here for Ohio Class directions

Click Here for nearby Hotels

Summit for Soldiers

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Wilderness First Aid & Medicinal Plants Class

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Product Description

Medicinal Plant & Wilderness First Aid Class - Limited to 10 Students

(3 day, 2 Night Course)

2 CEU's

This seminar will focus on the medicinal uses of 20 different plant species and 10 tree species with discussions on field expedient usage and herbal preparations and harvest for longer term storage and consumption. We will also cover the application of Herbal preparations and creation of Salves, Tinctures, and Ointments. A camera may be beneficial for photographing plants and a notebook and pencil are a must have for the abundance of notes you'll want in addition to the recommended 10 C's we use in our Basic Survival class.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Program

“Emergencies can occur at any time. Do you have the training and skills to manage the unknown?

This 18-hour interactive course is designed for anyone who spends time in the wild or for anyone who has an interest in improving their medical skills. For class, bring a comfortable chair, clothing suitable for the conditions, a notebook, a headlamp and a strong desire to learn. Day and night scenarios are a critical learning tool for this material. All classes are conducted rain or shine, so come prepared!

Curriculum Includes: Basic Anatomy and Physiology; Patient Assessment Skills; Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries; Muscle and Bone Injuries; Head and Spinal Injuries; Thermal Injuries; Recognizing and Treating Shock; Medical Emergencies in the Wild; Bites, Stings and Envenomations; Environmental Exposure; Emergency Carries; Improvised Litters and Kit Mentality.”

Instructor:

Mark DeJong National Registered Paramedic and found of Off Grid Medic LLCMark DeJong, Nationally-Registered Paramedic and founder of Off Grid Medic LLC, has over 22 years of experience in treating victims of trauma and sudden illness. Mark has a degree in Emergency Medical Services and is a certified Georgia Paramedic Instructor. As part of a military assignment, he spent two years providing remote medical care to the indigenous people of the Philippines, where his passions for medicine and primitive living fused together. He serves on the Advisory Council at the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine, and has trained alongside elite members of the US Army and the US Marshalls Service. Mark has served in several medical roles from field Paramedic, to Director of Emergency Medical Services for a rural system, to faculty at the Technical College System of Georgia.

He considers himself a lifelong learner and, when not immersed in medical material, Mark continues to hone his Bushcraft skills. He is often spotted making improvements to his seasonal residence, the Tarp Mahal, at the Georgia Bushcraft Base Camp. His teaching style is very interactive and informal, and he frequently uses personal experiences and humor to reinforce his material.

Click Here for the Required Equipment List (Link to Basic Survival List)

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.

It is highly recommended that you physically prepare yourself at least a month in advance to this or any other Pathfinder course by hiking/ walking regularly (at least 3 times weekly) for 5K working up to a pack weight of 50lb before the class begins. As the premier school of self-reliance, our training exceeds that of any other school in the nation; so please take it seriously and take the time to physically prepare. It is strongly recommended to take the Basic class before taking  an Intermediate or Advanced class (anything above the Basic class).

Non Patch Qualification Policy:

  • When a student enrolls it is fully expected that they intend to certify in Wilderness First Aid (by going for the patch); we do not allow anyone to remain in camp without instructors present. Should you be hindered in your ability to keep up with the group due to physical injury or other health problem(s), we will go above and beyond to get you back in the game by aiding in your mobility, administering hydration and personal motivation! But, should those efforts fail, you may be forced to tap out at which time you will need to leave the school grounds.
  • If you quit (tap out) at any point during the course, a helper will be assigned to aid you in packing your equipment so you may leave the school grounds.
  • It is PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE, to complete the course without qualifying for the patch, just let your instructor know that this is your desire.

Qualifications Issued:

  • To those graduating from the course a Certificate of Completion by the Instructional staff, Pathfinder WFA Patch, and WFA Certification Card.
  • To those remaining throughout the course but did not meet the requirements of Certification of Completion, a Certificate of Training shall be issued to you, signed by the Instructional staff.
  • Both documents note Continuing Education Units awarded for which some employers may offer educational benefits.

 Click Here for the Required Equipment List (Link to Basic Survival List)

 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.

Age Requirements:

Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Must be 16 to attend this course, no children under age 16 are allowed to attend.

If you bring a minor that is not your child you must have a signed Emergency Care Authorization form filled out by that child's parent(s) or legal guardian. Download the form by clicking on this link - https://www.selfrelianceoutfitters.com/content/Emergency-care-authorization.pdf

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.

Click Here for the Class Purchase Policy

Click Here for Ohio Class directions

Click Here for nearby Hotels

Summit for Soldiers

Click here to learn more about Summit for Soldiers

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