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High-Altitude Illness (NEJM) - Hackett and Roach

Now classic article by former St. Mary’s ER physician and altitude medicine expert, Dr Peter Hackett:


Emergency Medicine

Lobelia inflata, Lobelia

Botanical Name:   Lobelia inflata

Common Names:  asthma weed, bladderpod, gagroot, Indian tobacco, lobelia, pukeweek, rapuntium inflatum, vomitroot

Family:  Campanulaceae (Lobeliaceae or Lobelioideae)

Class:  Expectorant, diaphoretic, anti-asthmatic… 814 more words

Herbal Medicines

Tick-Borne Diseases

From a 2014 lecture by Dr William Lockwood (ID):

The most common:  RMSF and Lyme disease (most likely to be on the Boards).  But there are others! 352 more words

Family Medicine/Pearls

Building an Emergency First Aid Kit

One of the most difficult things I find in preparing to go outdoors is downsizing the amount of medical stuff I take with me.  I know this probably sounds crazy, but it’s true!   2,727 more words

Wilderness Medicine

BUSAR Anniversary Update - September

BUSAR celebrated it’s one year anniversary this month!! Looking back, I am extremely proud of the missions and training accomplished this past year. Huge thanks to Steve Kloster and Jared St. 418 more words

Search And Rescue

Being Sick Sucks.

I experience life in cycles, which is another way to say I learn from past experiences to better live now. I recently added another cycle – getting massively sick thanks to the wilderness. 493 more words


Intro to Med Kits

Originally posted on Carryology

Many outdoor enthusiasts are keen to get the best of what of the market has to offer.  I’m just as guilty, trading a perfectly good bag for something lighter, more spacious, and more versatile.  1,451 more words