I Was Rescued By Helicopter, A Listener Story — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 104
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I Was Rescued By Helicopter, A Listener Story — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 104

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“It will never happen to me.” That’s what most of us think. But all it takes is one wrong step. One careless move. One thing to go wrong. And then, you are in trouble. You are miles-deep into the backcountry. You are severely injured, maybe immobile. What do you do then?

In this episode we hear the story from one of you — our listeners. What happened to Steve Wolfe? How did he respond when he found himself immobilized in the mountains? How did such a simple hunt, turn into a serious situation? What can you and I learn from Steve’s story?

Tune-in and find out…

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  • Dan S

    I’m new to your podcast and just listened to episode 104. Your listener’s story was a great reminder not to get complacent. You asked a question about advice on where to add to one’s skills to prepare for a situation like this if one is not an Army Ranger and/or first responder. Wilderness First Aid courses are offered through REI, NOLS, and several other outdoor programs. They are generally a 16 hour course (over a weekend) and cover prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and evacuation decision making for emergencies in the backcountry (anything outside the golden hour for getting definitive treatment). I retake it every two years and have used it many times mostly in prevention mode but also helping others in emergencies. Second, gear-wise your listeners should include the ACR ResQLink on their emergency communication device short list. It is a single purpose device that uses an international government search and rescue satellite network rather than a private network. It is the same technology required by ships/boats and is highly reliable.