Bay Area Hiker: First Aid First Aid

First aid and medical issues are beyond the realm of this website. You owe it to yourself (and others you hike with or meet on the trail) to learn some basic first aid techniques like dealing with shock, hypothermia, snake bites, and dehydration. NOLS teaches the standard in wilderness first aid. If you can't make it to a class, check out their book, Wilderness First Aid, by Tod Schimelpfenig and Linda Lindsey (order this book from

National Outdoor Leadership School Home Page
Palo Alto Boys Scouts Troop 5 First Aid Page