With all of the time I’m spending in the backcountry, and the affinity I hold for using the iPhone as a GPS time is finite before I lose or break the phone. Though the case probably won’t help with the first, hopefully this case will help keep the elements out. http://www.lifeproof.com
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)?
Benediction: may your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing views. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal […]
“”When you’re in a crowded movie theater or stadium, do you nervously fidget and plot an escape route? Does setting foot in Costco or Wal-Mart cause you to blackout and crash into discount clothing racks?” asks Dean Fleming. If so, you may be suffering from Post-Emphatic Wilderness Disorder. Never heard of it? Dean walks you through […]
I’m going to listen to this kid. Why? His last name is Baehr! Why wouldn’t I? Enjoy.
I’m always torn in the realm of re-blogging material from other places, but there are so many amazing and inspiring things people accomplish. I’m doing it! If you have the bandwidth available hit the HD button once it begins to play. Medic!
I was speaking to a client on the iPhone today scheduling a CPR course, while walking on icy sidewalks with K2. After hanging up, this was the Radiolab podcast that was next in the que. I highly recommend it! It involves the history of Annie, the famous Laerdal CPR mannequin. “Annie, Annie! Are you okay?” […]
On black Friday, November 25th, 2011, Patagonia® ran an ad in the New York Times titled “Don’t Buy This Jacket.” It’s been read, discussed, argued about, pummeled and embraced all around the internet, coffee shops and belay stations around the country. The ad has been circulating through my mind since I read it. It’s caused me to […]
1) Quality The company is owned and operated by Bear Barnett, who is a paramedic, educator and backcountry guide with a diverse set of emergency services, healthcare, teaching and backcountry experience. He brings experience, enthusiasm and knowledge into the classroom, making the course rich, accurate and pertinent to your particular setting. 2) Time Management Competence […]
The transition from the cloud-filtered light to the stark l.e.d. glow shed by four headlamps is eased by the bewilderment of entering the cool, captivating climate of the cave. We fade from the entrance, clambering downward via means of walking, crawling, sliding and other shuffles that don’t even have a name. The rocks periodically shift […]
As the alarm chirped at 05:00 I felt quite rested, but elected to snooze for an eight minute cycle, with vague dreams of surfing the bench fluttering in my head during my snooze. Here on the Gauley River if you are not on the schedule you can show-up at an early hour to fill in […]
My crew wanted to go big here, so…. we did: