Wilderness Medicine

As part of your "back of beyond" preparation, would you consider taking a first aid course?  Not just any course. But one focused on the right skills for the wilderness.  Conducted by folks who have years of hands-on, practical experience.  A course curriculum backed by the art and science of medicine.

About 17 years ago, we teamed up with NOLS Wilderness Medicine.  This was the brainchild of Greg Henington, our owner.  He's what we call a "Wild Med Freak" (some of us call him a "Wild Med Geek").  Why?  Because the guy eats, sleeps and breathes emergency medicine.  He's probably earned it, though.  Twenty-five years of backcountry experience, Wilderness Paramedic, Chief of Terlingua Fire & EMS.  Paramedic at Yellowstone National Park.  Ad nauseum.

The good news is Greg and some of his buddies teach some of the coolest Wilderness Medicine courses this side of Mars.  And they're open to anyone!  Anyone, of course, who wants to go down the river with a paddle.

Check out our current course offerings below. If our courses don't work in your time schedule, NOLS Wilderness Medicine has a zillion courses going all of the time. Here's their course schedule.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

 

Want something down and dirty?  Don't need to be a rocket surgeon?  Need to re-certify a Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness Advanced First Aid? This is a great short class for those wanting a little background in Wilderness Medicine (maybe you go hiking or boating on your own?) or for those that need to renew an current WMI certification.   Includes tuition, books, instruction and course materials.

2 days, 16 hours, CPR not included.

Course Date: January 4-5, 2018

Cost: $259/student

Course Location: Oasis Lodge - Far Flung Outdoor Center

Want More Information?     Course Details      Course Outline 

Questions?  Call 800-839-7238 or email greg@ffoc.net

Want to Sign Up? Click on the Book Now button for online service or call us 432-371-2633 to reserve your space in the class.

Lodging Special!  $129/night, double occupancy for WFA students!  Find a partner and your very nice Far Flung casita is only $65/night!)

 

Wilderness Advanced First Aid - 40 Hours

This is the course all the Far Flung guides take (some, like Greg, go on and become geekier) so they can work in Big Bend National Park.  It also meets most minimum standards for National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, BLM, etc.  A "fire hose" of information packed into one week.  You'll love it!  Did we mention there is a night rescue scenario in this one?  Includes tuition, books, instruction and course materials. 5 days, 40 hours, including CPR.

Course Date: January 8-12, 2018

Course Cost: $395/student; does not include lodging or meals.

Course Location:  Oasis Lodge at the Far Flung Outdoor Center

Want More Information?   Course Description     Course Outline

Questions?  Call 800-839-7238 or email greg@ffoc.net

Want to Sign Up?
Click on the Book Now button for online service or call us 432-371-2633 to reserve your space in the class.

We require a $50 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking with the balance due 48 hours prior to the first day of class.

Casita Lodging Special!  $129/night, double occupancy for WAFA students!

Should you wish to camp while attending the class, $15/night will get you use of the campground, showers, restrooms and our nice outdoor kitchen.

 

Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals (WUMP)

Are you an EMT, Paramedic, Nurse, Physician or other practicing healthcare professional?  Ever wanted to take your medicine outside and get out of those city ambulances, clinics and hospitals?  This course, affectionally called  "WUMP" will give you some great CE credits, upgrade your certification to Wilderness and who knows?  You might learn a thing or two!  A fun course designed for folks who have been "doing this" for a while.  Includes tuition, books, instruction and course materials.

5 days, 48 hours, includes an evening lecture series and an evening night rescue.

Course Date: November 6-10, 2017
Cost: $625/student
Course Location: Oasis Lodge at the Far Flung Outdoor Center

Want More Information?   Course Details   Course Outline

Questions?  Call 432-371-2633 or email greg@ffoc.net

Want to Sign Up? Click on the Book Now button for online service or call us 432-371-2633 to reserve your space in the class.

We require a $50 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking with the balance due 48 hours prior to the first day of class.

Casita Lodging Special!  $129/night, double occupancy for WUMP students!

Should you wish to camp while attending the class, $15/night will get you use of the campground, showers, restrooms and our nice outdoor kitchen.