Chris on September 13th, 2009

I enjoy trail running quite a bit.  The surface is softer than concrete and asphalt, the terrain is less predictable, and the scenery is more beautiful.  I really only run on trails I know very well, but I still take a small kit with me that contains some essentials. Leukotape As I’ve mentioned, this is […]

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Chris on September 2nd, 2009

I first heard of Leukotape in the fantastic book Fixing Your Feet: Prevention And Treatments for Athletes.  I decided I would try it, and I have to say, it is truly the best tape I have ever found. As a climber, I often tear myself up.  Sharp things like ice axes, ice screws, crampons, and […]

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Medicine for Mountaineering has been one of my favorite texts on backcountry first aid for years and years.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what has changed in the new edition.  If you supplement it with some WFR or EMT training, you will be well prepared to handle the vast majority of situations you’ll face. […]

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I use a probabilistic risk assessment model for my first aid kits.  I keep track of my injuries and illnesses during my trips, and then start to determine what illness and injury I’m likely to face, what things I need to handle those situations, and what the outcome would be if I could not handle […]

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