Backcountry First Aid Class at The Arizona Hiking shack

Dec 15th | Backcountry First Aid

12-12-20 | Backcountry First Aid

12-12-20 | Backcountry First Aid

Dec 15th | Backcountry First Aid

Tuesday December 15th,  6:00 – 8:00 PM (Arizona Time)

ONLINE ZOOM CLASS     2 Hours     10 Student Max

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Essential Wilderness Medicine Basics


This essential course covers the principles and protocols for basic first aid in the wilderness. Hands on practice and a fundamental knowledge of Basic First Aid are vital skills, especially in remote areas.

Through live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, Q&A, and detailed graphic PowerPoint presentation you will get the practical knowledge that gives you confidence during a medical emergency.

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.

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 severe 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
  • 1 Pencil or Pencil-sized Stick about the thickness of your forefinger or thumb

These items are needed for you to participate fully in exercises during this online zoom class.

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

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

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


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  • CONFIRMATION EMAIL within 48 hrs of booking class will contain information you will 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.
  • All AHS Classes have a 4-PERSON MINIMUM.
  • CLASS CUT-OFF for sign up is 3 Days (72 hours) prior to class.
  • IF WE CANCEL class for low attendance, payment is refunded or applied to another class or event, your choice. Cancelations take place 72 hours prior to class if needed via email.
  • 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.



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 renown for being practical, thorough, and current.  His attention to detail has garnered him acclaim from new enthusiasts to seasoned professionals alike.

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