View Poll Results: What is your interest level in WFA Hang-NC

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  • I'll be there April 30, May 1,2 in Pisgah NF

    1 4.35%
  • I'm interested but can't make the dates

    9 39.13%
  • I'm interested but can't make the location

    9 39.13%
  • Not interested

    4 17.39%
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    Looking back at the poll, I see response is not good. Looks like issues w/ the date mostly.
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    That was the information that the poll was intended for. I'll keep it going for a while and see who else is out there. If the date is an issue we can choose other dates later in the year, if location needs to change, we can work with that too, although the Pisgah sounds nice and I was hoping to see it.

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    There are quite a few nice places to see in NC. I hope we can make it work one way or another.
    Thank you for your willingness!
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    What is the difference between this training versus the regular First Aid and CPR training certifications from Red Cross?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutEhCuss View Post
    What is the difference between this training versus the regular First Aid and CPR training certifications from Red Cross?
    Warmsoda can explain much better but the difference is in how you treat injury & illness on the trail, or anywhere that medical assistance is a considerable time away. What you do to help a person is done w/ less supplies (improvise) & if the injury or illness is serious enough, make decisions about getting the person to professional medical help or getting medical help to the person.

    There can be a big difference in what needs to be done for a person in the countryside verses what might be done when an ambulance is 5 or 20 minutes away.

    With a few first aid supplies & even more importantly, the proper training, a lot of things can be addressed right there on the trail with no need to go into town.
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    Brevard NC is a beautiful place to have this. It's one of my favorite places in the world to camp. I have two sons with birthdays that weekend, so I'm struggling with this.
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    Nicely put Slowhike. I have taken the WFR course (9 days long) before and and it was THE BEST course I have ever taken. I am assuming WarmSoda uses the same approach but in a much shorter time frame. I have prior committments for that weekend and it appears that I have little free time until July but I can highly recommend this course. Great chance to really learn how to handle a bad incident with confidence and get this training for a great price. Not to mention getting to "hang" with great people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutEhCuss View Post
    What is the difference between this training versus the regular First Aid and CPR training certifications from Red Cross?
    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Warmsoda can explain much better but the difference is in how you treat injury & illness on the trail, or anywhere that medical assistance is a considerable time away. What you do to help a person is done w/ less supplies (improvise) & if the injury or illness is serious enough, make decisions about getting the person to professional medical help or getting medical help to the person.
    Slowhike is correct, we'll cover more things. The normal CPR/First Aid covers what to do in the first ten minutes, before EMS can get there. It covers things that are immediately life threatening and what you can do to help save someone's life.

    The WFA is a little different in that we assume that you already know those things (CPR is a prerequisite for the class) so we'll cover the things that are the most likely, or most problematic for the backcountry. We'll focus more on hyponatremia, hypothermia, and heat exhaustion. We'll cover what signs to look for to know when a stomach ache isn't going to get better by morning and you need to start evacuation procedures now.
    We'll cover what to do for lung punctures, flail chest, and sucking chest wounds.

    We'll cover a lot of how to make the decision of when its best to move the person to the trailhead vs having rescue come to you. How to prepare for a helicopter landing. And what would be expected of you as a group leader and a first responder.

    You know, stuff like that.

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    Ah, so very different than an Advanced boy Scout Leader training (first aid) or CPR/workplace first aid. Sounds more interesting now. Thanks for the answer.

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    Is this still up for consideration on a different weekend?

    Pisgah would be a great location IMO.
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