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Wilderness First Aid

Hi wilderness types,

Below is an offer of a Wilderness First Aid course. If you've never taken such a class, it's all about what to do when you've already done required first aid on someone ... but the trailhead is hours and hours away. Of course, it also covers those kind of injuries that take place when camping and hiking, which can be rather different from those that occur around town and home.

Opportunities to take such a course do not come around often. It is absolutely worth the price. I will be there. Hope you can make it.

Mark
208-608-4562

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From: katie@longleafmedical.com

Hello IMR -

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming Wilderness First Aid course that
is being held in Boise in hopes that you would be willing to share it with
your members and trip participants as an important training opportunity. The
16 hour class is designed to help people confidently respond to medical
emergencies in areas where 911 is delayed or not easily accessible. I know
that IMR has historically offered a WFA class to members; I am hoping that
you will share these dates as an additional chance to receive the training.

Dates: October 1-2, 2016
Times: 8:00am-5:00pm both days
Location: Girl Scouts of Silver Sage - Friendship Square
610 Reserve Street
Boise, ID

Price: $195.00

More information about the course, as well as a link to registration, can be
found here: http://www.longleafmedical.com/LWM-WFA100-10116-Boise.html

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you
for your support!

Have a great day!

Katie

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/01/2016 - 8:24am - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 5:24pm
Event Contact: 

Mark Werthmann, 208-608-4562

Happy Trail (Happy Hour) Lucky 13

This month the merry band of intrepid socializers will be returning to Lucky 13 over in East Boise's Harris Ranch. Check it out at http://www.lucky13pizza.com/. 3662 S Eckert Road. 344-6967. Happy Hour starts at 4 pm (yeah!) and goes until 6 pm, so you don't want to arrive late. (If you can't make it before 6 pm, I surely hope you'll let someone know so we'll have a chance to have your drink waiting for you -- at Happy Hour prices!)

As with all the places we visit, it also serves superior food (with a Happy Hour menu!), WiFi (for doing trip planning online), great service, and (if you can join us) great company. If you don't know who to look for, we usually have a few hiking books being shared around the table. But if you can let us know you're coming, we'll know to look out for you! (Note we may be up in "the loft" so look for us up there if you don't see us on the ground floor.)

This is really not a meeting. This is just an opportunity to enjoy time with fellow outdoors folks on an afternoon when it's not convenient to get out on the trail. No, no nametags. But there may be a few maps. :)

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Event Contact: 

Mark 608-4562

Wilderness First Aid

Cost: $110, checks made payable to Idaho Mountain Recreation and delivered by Thursday April 24th; IMR gets billed by the Red Cross and will cut a check for the group

Minimum Enrollment: 8; preference given to Idaho Mountain Recreation members

 

This 16-hour course focuses on first aid under conditions where the arrival of emergency responders or the patient evacuation may be delayed due to constraints of terrain, weather, and available persons or equipment. It may be necessary to care for an injured person for several hours or days. Topics covered include assessment, head (brain), neck and spinal injuries, heat-related emergencies, hypothermia, altitude-related illnesses, allergies and anaphylaxis, burns, bone and joint injuries, wounds, and wound infection.

 

Participants will receive instructional materials and a Red Cross certificate valid for 2 years.

All outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to take this class.

 

Adult CPR/AED ($70) is a pre-requisite for this class. Several three-hour evening CPR classes are offered in Boise with 2-year certificates. To register on-line go to http://www.redcross.org/takeaclass, type in your zipcode, select the type of class (CPR/AED), classroom delivery, and date range, and pick which date works for you. The CPR classes fill up fast - don't delay!

 

Certification from an American Heart Association CPR/AED class is also accepted.

 

If enough people need CPR/AED training, it may be possible to have the Red Cross teach a CPR/AED class on the Friday before the WFA class.

 

Update on March 28, 2014:  We still have a have a few seats open for this class!

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/26/2014 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 5:00pm
Event Contact: 

Contact Carl or Judi at (208) 859-2503 or email jsteciak(at)hotmail.com to sign up.

Winter Camping 101 - Classroom Session

Are you interested in transitioning from 3-season to 4-season overnight wilderness trips with the help of folks who have over 35 years of winter camping experience?  If so, this class is for you!

 

We will go over gear, food, hydration and techniques for staying warm in preparation for a one-night field session (see December 21st post).

 

Prior 3-season camping experience will help.  Participants must have or be willing to rent a 4-season sleeping bag, pad (or double up summer-weight pads), tent and/or metal-edged backcountry skis (or wider touring skis).

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Contact Carl or Judi at (208) 859-2503 to sign up.

Avalanche Level 1 - Classroom and Field Sessions

See the December 30, 2013 posting for details.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/03/2014 (All day) - Sun, 01/05/2014 (All day)
Event Contact: 

See the December 30th post for contact details.

Avalance Level 1 - Pre-Course Session

The 705 Backcountry Ski Patrol has a few spots remaining in their upcoming L1 avalanche course January 3-5, 2014.

 

They will also be having a pre-course get together with the students to go through packs and to go over some transceiver basics on Monday, December 30 from 6-9 pm.

 

In year's past they've allowed former students to audit the classroom portion of the course. Former students are still welcome to audit the classroom, however the classroom portion will be held in Haines, OR as opposed to Boise. It's a great opportunity to get over and ski at Anthony Lakes should you decide to spend the night.

 

The cost of the course is $265. They will collect payment on December 30.

 

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Event Date: 
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Bryan Biggs (208-891-1580;biketeleski@gmail.com) or Brad Acker (backer@uidaho.edu)

Wilderness First Aid

Cost: $110, checks made payable to Idaho Mountain Recreation and delivered by Thursday November 7th; IMR gets billed by the Red Cross and will cut a check for the group
Minimum Enrollment: 8; preference given to Idaho Mountain Recreation members

This 16-hour course focuses on first aid under conditions where the arrival of emergency responders or the patient evacuation may be delayed due to constraints of terrain, weather, and available persons or equipment. It may be necessary to care for an injured person for several hours or days. Topics covered include assessment, head (brain), neck and spinal injuries, heat-related emergencies, hypothermia, altitude-related illnesses, allergies and anaphylaxis, burns, bone and joint injuries, wounds, and wound infection.

Participants will receive instructional materials and a Red Cross certificate valid for 2 years.

All members, not just trip leaders, are encouraged to take this class.

Adult CPR/AED ($90) is a pre-requisite for this class. Several three-hour evening CPR classes are offered in Boise with 2-year certificates. To register on-line go to http://www.redcross.org/takeaclass, type in your zipcode, select the type of class (CPR/AED), classroom delivery, and date range, and pick which date works for you. The CPR classes fill up fast - don't delay!

Certification from an American Heart Association CPR/AED class is also accepted.

If enough people need CPR/AED training, it may be possible to have the Red Cross teach a CPR/AED class on the Friday before the WFA class.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:00am - Sun, 11/10/2013 - 10:00pm
Event Contact: 

Contact Carl or Judi at (208) 859-2503 for details and to sign up. You are registered for the class when Elaine (the treasurer) deposits your check.

Happy (Trails) Hour: 10 Barrels!

This month the merry band of intrepid socializers will be going to the brand new 10 Barrels!  We held off a few months to see if the crowds would thin out.  Can't wait any longer; snow may fly next month!  :)  Check it out at www.10barrel.com, 830 W Bannock, 344-5870.  

As with all the places we visit, it also serves superior food, great service, and (if you can join us) great company. If you don't know who to look for, we usually have a few hiking books being shared around the table (hopefully outside). But, if you can, let us know you're coming so we know to look out for you!

 

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Event Contact: 

Mark 608-4562 

August Picnic Potluck

Our third and final Potluck Picnic of the summer; in September we go back to our presentation meetings at Idaho Fish and Game. Come on out to Municipal Park at 6pm. Bring a dish, bring a friend and bring some stories about hikes you’ve done or would like to do. IMR tries to bring people together to share ideas and experiences to help each other out--and to make new friends. So, join us at Municipal Park at 500 S. Walnut (just north of the MK Nature Center/ID Fish and Game). How it works: We do not have a reservation at the park. So, we’ll just meet around 6pm--we’ll try for Picnic Area #3, but if it is already taken, just look for the group of outdoorsy-looking people. Unfortunately, Fido will need to stay home--dogs are prohibited in the park. If the weather looks poor, we may need to cancel--info will follow here or via email if that’s what we need to do. Here’s what to bring:

• Your own beverage(s). Note: Responsible alcohol consumption is allowed in this park.

• Your own place setting/plasticware

• Simply bring a dish large enough for about 3 people, and we should be ok. Take the first letter of your last name and bring the following (the "assignments" rotate):

o A-J: Side dish

o K-S: Dessert

 

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Event Contact: 

Mark 608-4562 

Trip Leader Training (Part II)

 

Basic Leadership Training (Part II)  

This IMR members-only leadership course will prepare you for posting and leading your own trips. Includes information on planning trips, trip classification, knowing your leadership ability, how to use the web-site for posting your own trips, ensuring participants know what they are signing up for, the IMR Essentials, group dynamics, decision making, and emergency procedures. Training will be held on Monday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday Feb. 15 from 6 - 9 pm. Please plan on attending both nights if possible. The club will provide pizza or sandwiches, etc. for attendees. Contact patricedavies1@gmail.com or eldredgek@gmail.com to sign-up.

 

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Patrice Davies

Karen Eldredge 

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