Stay Alive in the Woods with John Dobbins
Come learn about basic outdoor first aid and survival raining with John Dobbins, Managing Partner of SOLO Colorado, which delivers leadership, wilderness emergency medicine and risk aversion training courses in the Vail Valley and beyond.
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.
This hands-on workshop will include appetizers and a copy of the book "How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier, a practical and indispensable guide for anyone venturing into the outdoors and backcountry packed with illustrated core survival skills and timeless advice. Broken down into four essential sections, sustenance, warmth, orientation and safety, this useful manual reveals time-tested outdoor skills, including how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help.
John Dobbins is a highly respected instructor, Marine Corps veteran and corporate executive, managing over 500 security personnel post 9/11. He also helped open and manage a licensed security training facility, and presented National Science Foundation research to the Society for Applied Anthropology. John has wilderness experience in North America, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East. As a Wilderness EMT and SOLO Disaster Response Team Leader, John led rescue teams in the remote jungle of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and in the backcountry desert of the Grand Canyon.