Sept 2011 Minnesota WFA hang
September 16-18, 2011
I was thinking of Isinours, here is a map of the forest.
The purpose of the hang to learn about Wilderness and Remote First Aid. Others are welcome to come and hang with us, but may be asked to participate in the simulations by acting as victims of an emergency.
A current certification for Adult CPR is a prerequisite for WFA certification. If this is a concern for you, I'll see if I can have a CPR class on the Friday in the afternoon in Rochester (closest large metropolitan area to the trail head).
There are no age restrictions, but unaccompanied minors will not be allowed.
The certification is valid for two years and meets the requirements for the Boy Scouts of America.
Instructions will follow for how to officially register for the class and obtain class materials on the Red Cross website.
This thread is for the purposes of this specific hang only, if you would like to discuss First Aid, or WFA hangs in general, check out this thread.
Costs have risen, but not much
I expect everyone to have their own hammock/tent/camping gear/sleep system for a weekend in the woods. Also I expect everyone to bring their own breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks as none of these things will be provided.
There is a $19 administrative fee for each student for each class from the Red Cross, which covers the cost of certification cards, paperworks, etc.
There is a $1.50 cost per student for the consumable materials that will be used in the WFA class. This covers a pair of nylon gloves, etc.
The books will cost $16 and you can get them from me or order them on your own. You can get the "656232 - Wilderness and Remote First Aid Participant's Set, (EA) Rev. 12/09" from ShopStayWell. If you want the books from me, you'll have to let me know ASAP so I can order them.
For people also needing CPR, The following will also apply.
Another $19 administrative fee per student.
A $0.50 fee for consumable supplies, which is gloves and face mask for manikin.
An $18 manikin rental fee to be shared among all CPR takers.
This class is being added to the Red Cross training website. When I have a link for it, I'll post it here with instructions for how to register for and pay for the class.
Again, this is the absolute cheapest price for WFA and/or CPR you will find without having somebody else pay for it. A $150 value for less than $40 bucks and CPR for less than $40 as well for those that want to do that.
I have had a few private messages from people who are not interested in the certification, but who would like to attend and get the information. In that case, you can ignore the CPR requirement, although I would highly recommend it, and you can ignore the administrative fee. You would still need to have a set of books and consumable materials.
Also if you just want to hang and take pictures of the rest of us, feel free to do that as well, no cost. :)