“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Drop Kicked

It's that time of the week again, where I test your medical imagination.  Last week, we talked about a patient who fell approximately 100 feet while rappelling into a canyon.  This week, we're going in a different direction. I was talking on Twitter with Katey (@UnciaKate; thanks for your input!) who mentioned at one point …

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So, What Would You Do? That Didn’t Go Well…

Hey folks, happy Saturday!  It's the weekend, you made it!  If you're off today, now is a great time to settle down with a nice cup of coffee (or tea, if that's more your flavor) and think a bit about wilderness medicine. Earlier this week (on Thursday instead of Wednesday, but who's counting...) I posted …

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Hypothermic, with a Core Body Temp of 56.7F…But Survived!

We're getting into mid-October.  The leaves are turning bright colors.  We had tropical storm Nate come through last week, which brought a blast of unseasonable warm and muggy weather to the southeast, but we're finally getting back to chilly nights and crisp mornings.  I'm told that the pumpkin spice latte has returned to Starbucks, but …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday-That didn’t go well…

As you may be aware, my posting has taken a bit of a hiatus over the past several months.  I've been working a lot, as well as managing a friend's company.  Hopefully, The Mountain Medic and his company may be in cahoots sometime in the near future; stay tuned for that!  I'm currently posting from …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Blisters for Days

Hey folks, happy Wednesday!  For the first time in a while, I'm actually on time with this weeks "What Would You Do?" Wednesday.  I just spent a couple of days in Silva, North Carolina, home of Landmark Learning.  If you're not familiar with Landmark Learning, they are educational specialists dedicated to teaching outdoor enthusiasts and …

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So, What Did You Do? – Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.

I was late with the What Would You Do? Wednesday last week, but that's ok!  We'll manage one way or another.  This week, I gave you a video featuring everyone's favorite outdoor adventurer, Bear Grylls.  Like all good bears (Mr. Grylls, if you're reading, the joke had to be made), Mr. Grylls appears to appreciate …

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