A Flurry of Wilderness Medical Training in Western North Carolina

Summer camp and river guiding adventures are about to start!  Wilderness Medical Associates is in the thick of preparing hundreds of folks with 10 wilderness medicine courses running in the mountains of western  North Carolina. Fay Johnson (right) and I (left) are visiting WMA sponsor camps hidden in these beautiful mountains – Falling Creek Camp,… Read more »

Where’s the Man?: St. Lucia

WMA instructor Carl Blondell just sent us the photos below, taken in the St. Lucia, an island nation in the eastern Carribbean Sea.  Check back to see where the man is travelling to next! Don’t forget… At the end of the year, we will select the 3 best submissions. The winners will receive $100 cash… Read more »

MedWAR – Upcoming Races

Click here for the dates of the upcoming MedWAR races! MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race) tests your wilderness survival skills through unique events combined with adventure racing. WMA Canada instructors Dugg Steary and Mike Webster have been responsible for writing, developing, and coordinating all medical scenarios for MedWAR North for the past 5 years. Recently,… Read more »

Swine Flu

It is almost a given that anyone who comments on medical issues should be saying something about swine flu and its implications. What more can we say? The stats and real (and imagined) seriousness and pervasiveness change daily. In the end this is still influenza, a potentially lethal respiratory virus that most people survive. It… Read more »

Everyday Prevention – National Public Health Week

Wilderness medicine providers know that prevention and early intervention are critical to a successful day hike, camping trip, or multiple week expedition. Those same skills of prevention and early intervention are applicable to all aspects of life. Some things you probably do already (or should be) include wearing a seatbelt, not using tobacco, wearing a… Read more »

New WMA Website Feedback from Students

Sometimes you need to be careful about what you ask for, but when launching a new website, you gotta do it! We wanted to make our new site easier to navigate, chock full of wilderness medical information, and featuring real people in videos. So we asked a recent group of WMA course graduates and this… Read more »