Thursday, October 22, 2009

First Aid Center

Within recent weeks, Backpacker Magazine has added a new feature to their website which hikers and backpackers may find useful, especially for anyone who hasn't had any formal first aid training (though you really should).

The magazine has published a series of photo slideshows and videos to their First Aid Center which show how to perform a few common first aid techniques in the wilderness, including splinting a broken leg, duct taping a bloody wound and treating hypothermia.

You can visit the site by clicking here.

For a list of hiking safety tips to help keep you out of trouble, please click here.

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