“Experience is the thing that wakes up the intuitive side of learning. that undefinable, intangible element within or psyche and within ourselves that connects us to the rest of the world…” The 270 Yampa River is one of the few remaining free-flowing rivers in the nation, and the last within the Colorado River Basin. It […]
Do you know what to do? Would you surround and stare, or take action?
When you can, learn by doing. When you’re sitting in front of a computer, learn by watching. Here’s a simple unpin this Halloween on the Chattooga.
We’ve been working hard to prep our new vehicle, “Terra” to work basecamp operations for the Grand to Grand Ultra, a 273 km/170 mile ultra-marathon beginning on the North rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and finishing on the Grand Staircase of Escalante. Racers will be largely self-supported for 7 days in the impeccable scenery of Arizona and […]
This is an interesting rescue scenario of a kayaker that was unable to break the eddy fence underneath a waterfall, resulting in a swim, complete with rope-work (a vertical up-haul) and communication challenges. Good work taking care of one another. Learn how to take care of your boating brothers and sisters by registering for an […]
Here is a new video from the American Canoe Association for help learning what boater safety elements must be in place: Enjoy
Ken Jeong suits up in new Stayin’ Alive video to promote Hands-Only CPR. If this isn’t enough for you, please visit http://solxplore.com/product-category/courses/ to schedule a more in-depth CPR class, like an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers, or Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED.
Firefighters in Britain share many common denominators to US firefighters, a passion for assisting those in need, a tremendous amount of specialized training, and… a leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, myocardial infarction or heart attack. Per the U.S. Fire Administration’s 2012 report 39 of the total 81 firefighter deaths in 2012 were the result of […]
In seventeen years, I’ve had to use a ring-cutter only one time in the prehospital setting, because I had other tasks to attend to on that particular patient, and the swelling had reached the point of causing neuromuscular compromise of the digit. In the field we often have fast access to the patient before swelling […]
Here is a little segment we were a small part of, assisting with logistics on the raft trip and running safety for the duckie trip in the spring of 2013 with Outside Explorer and Browns Canyon Rafting.
On March 26, 2011 Tom Wheeler had a crash while downhill racing on his mountain bike, catching a branch with his right hand, then super-manning over his handlebars into a tree, with the majority of impact on his right shoulder as he hit the tree. Bystanders cared for him until medics arrived, whom found that Tom […]
This is a long swim that would have in all probability proven fatal if it were not for Mike’s friends being there for him. There’s a great narration and a list of lessons learned at the end. The more we know:
My boys and I were able to run Gore Canyon for the first time on the day of the Gore Canyon 2013 Race, an amazing event that I’ll certainly be taking part in next year. They were the strongest crew I’ve ever had paddle for me; we were blessed with good sources describing the lines […]
Instead of the normal 23 release days of most Gauley seasons this season will be bumping 32 release days. In addition, 6 of those days will be running in excess of 5,000 cfs! Yeah-ah!!!! Who’s going? “Gauley Fest is scheduled for Sep 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. On these days, an extra hour of release will […]
On October 10, 2010 I awoke in river camp after a restful morning. I didn’t have commercial work for the day and remember saying to my friends, “I don’t feel good about the river today,” and opted to go for a hike. A few others agreed to hike, and we decided to hike into Pillow […]
Is appropriate personal protective gear utilized? Rescuer(s)? Victim(s)?