Can you help yourself?

Can you help yourself?

Your intuition tells you to call 9-1-1, and if you were in town that would be great:  make the call, apply pressure to the wound, and 7-10 minutes later emergency medical services will arrive.  But what about when you aren’t in town, and help isn’t minutes away, we are in the backcountry, miles from the trail head, and even further from cellular reception.

Help is hours away...

This is where you must act quickly and with a purpose.  It is now your job to provide care, starting with stopping major bleeding. Major bleeding will first cause weakness, followed by shock and eventually death.  As our founder states, “All bleeding stops eventually, stop it on your terms.”