Last weekend I took the opportunity to attend the 16 hour Wilderness First Aid course at the Center for Wilderness Safety. It was an incredible course that I highly recommend for anyone that hikes or plays outdoors. You will not be disappointed. The instructor, Clifton Castleman is awesome. The training materials to include the Wilderness Medicine manual are amazing resources. Some of the topics covered were,
- Intro to Wilderness Medicine
- The Patient Assessment System (my favor part)
- Respiratory Emergencies
- Chest Injuries
- Traumatic Brian Injuries
- Suspected Spinal Injuries
- Abdominal Trauma
- Bites, Stings, Snakes Bears and many, many other outdoor related topics.
The hands-on exercises were extremely helpful in learning the lessons and although there was some PowerPoint presentations, we spent at least 60% of the time outdoors working in groups on scenarios.
It was an incredible experience and I certainly plan on attending many more classes at the Center of Wilderness Safety. BTW! You might even see me teaching there in the future. LOL!
Awesome news! Brett and Kate McKay just announce on the The Art of Manliness the launch of the Strenuous Life. Yes, I signed up immediately and have already completed one badge. What is the Strenuous Life? Just click on the link above and read the outline of all the really cool, fun and exciting things that an individual can learn to enhance their life. This is really going to be an outstanding adventure. Please check in out. You will not be disappointed. See you there.
Audere est facere means To Dare is to Do! What does this mean to you? Come on, step up and say what is on your mind.
Are you ready? When is the last time you trained? The time is now. We all need to prepare for the Wolf. They are among us and are preparing for battle. We must be ready to meet the Wolf on the battlefield and destroy them. Be Safe and Train!
Sometimes we need to jump-start our education. I just received these two manuals in the mail. WOW! John Mosby is off the chain great. It is going to take me sometime to get through all the good information in these manuals.
You would be well advised to check out John’s blog. https://readfomag.com/category/blogs/mountain-guerrilla/.
He does not sugar coat things, so if you are sensitive, stay away. The information contained in these manuals will most certainly safe your life.
All the best and keep learning.
I am a fan of many martial art systems. My current focus is however, Krav Maga. More specifically, the IKMA Krav Maga that is being taught by advanced black belt and IKMA U.S. Chief Instructor David Kahn. A great Podcast about David Kahn can be found at http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/02/10/podcast-277-krav-maga-self-defense-system-israeli-special-forces/
My goal is to start developing a Martial Way. A great book, “Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think by Forrest E. Morgan, is a great resource for developing your way.
There are many definitions of the Martial Way, but I like this one, “a Martial Way is living a lifestyle that prepares you for war or conflict everyday of your life”. WOW! I have a lot of work to do.
The question is, how do I incorporate Krav Maga into all aspects of my daily life and not just on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I am not sure I have all the answers yet, but let the journey begin. My new motto is “Train Today for Tomorrow’s Battles”.
So have you considered developing a Martial Way? If so, I would love to hear about it.
All journeys start with a step. Your first step on the Combat Hard path should be to purchase these two books. In these books, Mr. Woods has given you a blueprint to start the Warrior journey. Read, study and absorb each of these. A big thanks to Brian Woods for the great knowledge received from his written word.