Plan & Prepare

White Water Rafting

Wound Care

Bleeding wounds can lead to serious blood loss, and infection can lead to major health complications. Fortunately, you can prepare for wound care situations with…

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Evacuation and Emergency Rescue

It’s never easy to end a trip early, and the decision is complicated by many factors. You have probably spent time and money planning and…

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Muscle and Bone Injuries

Injuries to muscles, bones and joints can happen quickly from a fall or misstep without warning. They can range in severity from mild sprains, unstable…

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Lightning

Lightning strikes have massive electrical charges averaging 30 million volts, with a temperature hotter than the surface of our sun. Thunder is the sound of…

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Chest Pain

Chest pain can either represent a mild condition or a potentially life-threatening situation. It can be challenging to differentiate potential causes in an outdoor setting.…

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Leave No Trace – Outdoor Ethics

Explore the great outdoors safely and sustainably…

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First Aid Emergency Gear

GOES is designed to provide the knowledge and confidence you need to get outdoors, push your comfort zone, and have safer outdoor adventures. Having the…

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Heat Illness

Heat illness can come from exposure to high temperatures, with or without over-exertion. Symptoms range from mild headaches to debilitating nausea and cramps, to briefly…

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Burns

Even small burns can be painful and debilitating, while larger burns may cause severe pain and predispose to complications such as infection, dehydration, and scars.…

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Drowning

Safety is a critical concern for any activity around water, especially when children are involved. It can take less than 60 seconds for an adult…

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