First Aid Class

July 24 | EFA - In-Store

July 24 | EFA - In-Store

Saturday July 24th,  4:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Arizona Time)

IN-STORE CLASS        3 Hours       10 Student Max

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Essential Remote & Wilderness First Aid

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: Out of stock

This course covers advanced first aid skills for emergencies when help from professional first responders is not available. For those not able to do a 16 hour course, this "crash course" for wilderness first aid will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to aid in remote care and "best practices" for many first aid situations. 

You will learn how to treat the most common injuries & illnesses associated with backcountry adventure and manage the more severe medical issues that can occur, whether in the wilderness, an auto accident or disaster.

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

Course covers:

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


This class is designed for those wanting self-reliance in medical emergencies and who Do Not require a WFA or work certification in a multi-day course. There is no certificate accompanying this class.



  • Some information and images in class are graphic and may be disturbing.

CLASS SIZE is kept small (9 attendees) to facilitate questions, individual attention and safe practices during the pandemic. Masks are required in-store.

CLASS INCLUDES: 10% discount for all AHS purchases when you create a Shack account as part of the Arizona Hiking Shack family.

WAIVERS will need to be signed in store for this class.



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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.


  • ALL AHS CLASSES HAVE A 4-PERSON MINIMUM. If minimum is not met class can be cancelled.


  • 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 credentials in; Advanced Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Natural Medicine, Wilderness Survival, Desert Survival, Paddling Specialist and Outfitting.

His approach to teaching is renowned for being practical, thorough, inspiring and current.  His attention to detail and current "hacks" has garnered him acclaim from new enthusiasts and seasoned professionals alike.


   "You teach PSAR. Preventative Search and Rescue. It's great!"

                                  Members of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association SAR Team.

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