EVENT: Wilderness Medicine: How to Treat Common Injuries in the Backcountry.

Posted by Adventure 16 | 01.22.2018

Hikers on tree lined trail

Are you an avid hiker or backpacker?  Do you know what the common injuries are and how to treat them? Some of the most common injuries in the backcountry include ankle sprains, blisters and wounds. Most of the time, these injuries can be prevented but other times you need to treat them.

First aid practice

In this information-packed workshop, you’ll learn how to prevent these common injuries, the signs and symptoms and backcountry treatment.  In addition, you’ll learn about essential items for your first aid kit. Come ready to participate and practice some of these techniques with other people in the audience. Bring a pen and paper to record the information presented and bring your willingness to actively participate in this hands-on workshop.      


FRIDAY, February 16: A16 Solana Beach Store, 7pm


Jose GonzalezDr. Jose H. Gonzalez started his career in outdoor education in 1989.  He has spent more than 900 nights sleeping in a tent, has hiked the Sierras, more than 200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico, Caribbean volcanos and local gems like Mt. Woodson. His love for the outdoors and commitment to teaching has earned him the opportunity to teach for Outward Bound and several universities.  He possesses a doctoral degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction.  Jose currently teaches wilderness medicine courses for NOLS and lectures at CSUN's Recreation and Tourism Management Department.  


Mountain Series Medical Kit FundamentalsAMK First Aid KitAMK Ultralight medical kit