Wilderness Medicine

The Hard Right: When Descending is the Best Option

The Hard Right: When Descending is the Best Option

Tusker’s South America guide Andrew Springsteel had to make that hard, but right call this spring in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. After two-a-day medical checks, Sharon, one of the trekkers had developed early signs of high altitude pulmonary edema…

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Evacuation Insurance: When to Pull the Ripcord

Evacuation Insurance: When to Pull the Ripcord

Many adventure travelers consider themselves so resilient that they can get out of any backcountry jam. This bulletproof mentality leads many to scoff at evacuation insurance until…

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THE RISKS OF ADVENTURE TRAVEL

THE RISKS OF ADVENTURE TRAVEL

Find out how to mitigate the risks of adventure travel so that you can have a safe and enjoyable trip.

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ALL ABOUT A.M.S.

ALL ABOUT A.M.S.

Your body is affected by the decrease in air pressure at high altitudes. When your body isn’t adjusting properly to the thinning air, you develop AMS. Stay safe by learning how to recognize and treat it.

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THE POWER OF PLANTS

By on January 4, 2013 in Wilderness Medicine

In an age where man’s relationship with technology is paramount, our relationship with plants is unfortunately overlooked. In this age of global warming, there’s a good chance herbs and medicinal plants will keep you alive a lot longer than your computer.

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SUPERDOGS

By on January 4, 2013 in Wilderness Medicine, Wildlife

In a true testament to the indomitable spirit of dogs, man’s best friend saves a remote town in Alaska under siege by a deadly epidemic.

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