Backcountry First Aid

Jan 28th | Backcountry First Aid

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Jan 28th | Backcountry First Aid

Wednesday January 28th,  6:00 – 8:00 PM (Arizona Time)

ONLINE ZOOM CLASS     2 Hours     10 Student Max

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Essential Wilderness Medicine Basics

Please Note:

Class limited to 10 spots. If you see "The requested qty is not available" error when purchasing, please reduce you requested quantity or choose another class date.

Availability: In stock

Essential Wilderness Medicine Basics

This essential course covers the principles and protocols for basic first aid. You will learn how to treat the most common injuries & illness associated with backcountry travel and manage the more severe problems that can occur until EMS can be attained. 

A fundamental knowledge of Basic First Aid and  Hands on practice are vital skills, especially in remote areas. Through live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, Q&A, and a detailed graphic PowerPoint presentation, you will get the practical knowledge that gives you the confidence needed during a medical emergency.

Ideal for hikers, backpackers, hunters, off roaders and other outdoor enthusiasts, this course is also great for families, travel and anyone wanting to be prepared.

Course covers protocols for:

  • The Principles of Remote First Aid
  • Scene Survey & Patient Assessment
  • Personal Protective Equipment use
  • Dehydration & Heat Exhaustion
  • Blisters, Burns, Cuts & Scraps
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Pricks, Bites & Stings
  • Overview of CPR and Trauma
  • First Aid Kit Components and pro tips      …and more


  • 1 Pair of surgical or similar gloves
  • 1 ACE Bandage or Gauze Roll Bandage or similar 4 foot length of fabric 3 to 4 inches wide
  • 1 Bandana or similar piece of cloth
  • 1 Pen or Pencil or similar sized Stick (about the thickness of your forefinger)

These items are needed so you can participate fully in exercises during this online zoom class.


PLEASE NOTE: Some information and images in class are graphic and may be disturbing.

CLASS SIZE is kept small (10 attendees) to facilitate questions and individual attention.

CLASS INCLUDES PDF information packet, access to PowerPoint presentation for future reference & 15% Off supplies coupon for AHS.


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CONFIRMATION EMAIL within 48 hrs of booking class will contain information you need. Some classes require a list of items you will want to have ready at class time to participate in exercises. We’ve kept these simple. You probably have everything needed in your house. If not, these are easily attainable at a market or drug store.


CLASS CUT-OFF for registration sign up is 3 Days (72 hours) prior to class.

IF WE CANCEL class for minimum attendance requirement not being met, payment is refunded or applied to another class or event, your choice. Cancelations take place 72 hours prior to class if needed via email. (We’ve only canceled twice in the last 8 years.)

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL PRIOR to 72 hours before class you will receive a full refund. Any cancellations by attendees LESS than 72 hours prior to class cannot be refunded but can be applied to another class. (Instructors are available via email and always strive for your satisfaction.)



Jonathan Mincks – Wilderness Skills & Safety Instructor

Mincks is a boondocks scholar who has been exploring the backcountry since in diapers. His life-long study and engagement in wilderness skills and emergency response has earned him multiple certifications and trainings in; Advanced Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Natural Medicine, Wilderness Survival, Desert Survival, and Outfitting.

Members of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association Search and Rescue team have called his classes “PSAR” – Preventative Search and Rescue.

His inspiring approach to teaching is renowned for being practical, thorough, and current.  His attention to detail has garnered him acclaim from new enthusiasts to seasoned professionals alike. Professionals and new enthusiasts alike say they; “learn new things” in his classes.

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