Outdoor Preparedness

From basic First Aid to surviving a night in the woods is cover in this class. Students are challenged with real life scenarios require application of First Aid skills. Our staff has came up with training aids that would make the best EMT look twice to see if the wound is real or a Hollywood stunt.

Key Topics

· Survival Skills

· Coping with Extreme Weather

· Basic First Aid

· Hypothermia

· Heat Exhaustion



The Student should be able to…

· list three conditions that affect a hunter’s physical ability to perform safely and responsibly

· describe how to dress for hunting in cold weather

· list the five primary requirements for survival

· list the eight basic survival rules

· describe three ways to signal for help when lost in the outdoors

· give the causes and symptoms of hypothermia and explain how to prevent and treat hypothermia

· give the causes and symptoms of heat exhaustion and explain how to prevent and treat heat exhaustion

· give three examples of why it’s important for every hunter to attend a first aid and CPR training courses

· demonstrate how to stop bleeding

· explain what to do if someone breaks a bone

· describe how to recognize first-degree and second- or third-degree burns, and how to treat them

· explain what to do immediately if a person suffers a chest wound

· List at least four basic necessities to carry in a survival kit.

· List three common types of bowhunting injuries.

· Describe the treatment for broken bones.

· Describe the treatment to stop serious bleeding.

· Describe the treatment for an arrow wound in the chest or abdominal area.

· Explain what to do when injured from a fall.

· Use “STOP” to describe what to do when lost.

· Describe how to prepare a natural shelter.

· Describe how to start a fire.

· Describe how to signal for help.

· Describe two ways to purify water.


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