The Colorado PrepperMed weekend class in early October is quickly approaching, and I honesty can’t wait to meet everyone coming. Because we have made a couple additions, I decided to bring Kevin from The Wilderness Safety Institute back on to go over these updates and talk about a few other disaster preparedness topics.
In the first part of this weeks podcast we did a quick recap about what PrepperMed is going to be. In the past podcast I did with Kevin we went into much more detail about this class, and who is going to be there. You can listen to that here. There are also links on that page to get more information about registration and the email update list.
SPP219 Preparedness Skills and PrepperMed Update
IMPORTANT: Registration is only open until September 22nd at midnight. If you are at all interested in joining us, make sure and get your spot while you can.
Along with some of the classes that were already finalized (listed below) Kevin has a couple exciting additions. As I said in the last podcast, instead of 2 days of medical training, we wanted to make this more “preppercentric.”
Zombie Apocalypse Training: This class will be very interactive. Paramedic and DMAT Training Officer Sam Bradley and ER Dr. Arlyn LaBair lead you through the “what if’s” of various real-world scenarios you may encounter, and how to handle some unique situations you’ve probably never considered.
Trip planning: Whether you are planning on bugging in, bugging out or just going hiking, the Trip Planning Essentials course teaches you the importance of planning your trip, and what to include in your plan. It will also cover essential gear to include in your bag/kit/pack that is relative to the environment you’ll be in, along with how to think about planning your gear in general.
The Rest of the Classes…
Medical Training: The first day will be completely focused on medical skills. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is normally a 16-hour course, designed for laypersons with no formal medical background or training. It’s an outstanding introduction to wilderness medicine.
Saturday will be dedicated covering topics such as vital signs, wound management, first aid kits, and much more. It will also include hands-on practice labs with experienced medical professionals.
Room Clearing (CQB): Former Army Ranger, Paramedic, and creator of the Mind4Survival podcast Brian Duff is doing a session on CQB which is the acronym for Close Quarters Battle. While I am excited about all the classes this weekend, this one should be great!
Natural Hazards Awareness: Meteorologist, natural hazards educator, and wilderness EMT Kyle nelson will go over natural hazard preparedness for the Non-Responder. This information could be vital in a number of situations.
Ham Radio Basics Explained: I put together a 1 hour session on the basics of ham radio. My goal is to answer all the questions you might have that go past the basics you read on the internet. It will cover different types of radios (FRS, GMRS, MURS), Disaster uses, Equipment, and what to expect from ham radio.
Also From the Show…
In the second half of this weeks show Kevin and I talked about quite a few other topics and his recent experiences being deployed to one of the areas severely affected by hurricane Harvey. Here is a list of some of the other subjects we covered…
- lessons learned from Texas and Florida.
- How the initial disaster is only the first hurdle in your plans.
- When it comes to skills, learning the why is more important than learning the how.
- Why having a number of different skills is important to preppers.
- Long term food and diets.
Again, I can’t wait to meet everyone coming, and I hope you are one of them! If you have any questions you can email me, leave a comment below, or email Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll get back to you shortly.