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Death of hiker with beacon, but no emergency shelter

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Carls comment on sad death as all deaths are sad ALL 10 essentials which includes "emergency shelter" are crucial to be carried

Hiker triggers beacon and dies

Published February 17, 2015 FOX The Associated Press contributed to this report.

A hiker who activated an emergency locater beacon while hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountains amid deteriorating weather conditions was found dead Monday.

tourniquet

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Recently on Linkedin I asked for various tourniquets folks knew about.  Between all of us we came up with 13

The Navy in 2005 and 2007 evaluated all tourniquet they felt worthy and found 13

Navy conclusions and my summary are first

There were 4 recommend from 3 manufactures. The failure rates are next and the study summaries follow.

H & H TK3 TK4   --    Burke RMT  -- Pyng  MAT

Here is the real interesting data FAILURE rate

WMO Instructor class

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Congratulations and welcome to our newest wilderness first aid instructors! Twelve instructor students from five states (AZ, CO, FL, IL, TN) traveled to the Denver, Colorado area to attend Wilderness Medicine Outfitters’ (WMO) Instructor orientation course held on March 21-23, 2014.

Vaccine for travelers diarrhea with Carl's reminders

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Cholera and travelers' diarrhea are now less likely with a non us approved but world accepted oral vaccine.
The Vaccine prevents travelers' diarrhea caused by enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) and cholera in adults and children 2 years of age and older. It is recommended for people traveling to areas with a high risk of cholera or travelers' diarrhea.

I want you to be very aware that one must still be cautious not to become contaminated with dirty water or spoiled food or
other unclean practices leading to exposure for diarrhea as prevention is still important.

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