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My primary outdoor pursuits include biking, hiking, backpacking, XC skiing, and paddling. I'm learning some wilderness medicine as well – I'm Wilderness First Aid certified and am currently enrolled in a Wilderness First Responder course.

I created The Bike Light Database, a site to help cyclists find the right bike light for their rides.

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comment Tree skiing/riding in Colorado
Thanks! Looks much better now.
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comment Tree skiing/riding in Colorado
I would suggest you edit your post so it's not asking "what's the best" but instead "where is tree riding available" in Colorado. Questions about "the best" are considered subjective and may be closed. I voted it down for that reason, but if you edit it to be less subjective I'd definitely reverse my vote.
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comment Is it really that unsafe to touch a stranger's wound?
I also disagree that you cannot help any injury unfixable by tape and bandages, although with only a basic first-aid level training that's likely true. A wilderness first aid or better yet wilderness first responder course will give you the skills to manage and control many types of life-threatening situations including severe bleeding. These courses are available to anybody and take much less time and money than a full EMT or Paramedic cert.
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comment Is it really that unsafe to touch a stranger's wound?
@RoryAlsop a tourniquet is really a last resort though. If you apply a tourniquet, they're going to lose that appendage, so it better be your last choice. It's wise to keep gloves within quick reach at all times; even if you waste 1 minute pulling out your gloves you're going to be able to effect much better treatment.
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revised Site with statistics of mountaineering accidents
Added info about canyoneering specifically
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comment Site with statistics of mountaineering accidents
That being said, for a canyoneering incident specifically, I agree that looking at mountaineering information is unlikely to be the most informative source. While there are some parallels, looking at whitewater rescue info is likely to yield more relevant scenarios.
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comment Site with statistics of mountaineering accidents
@BenCrowell I don't think it's accurate to say that helis are "seldom used" in SAR. In terms of % of people in a SAR mission sure heli crews are small, and many SAR operations are completed without aircraft by volunteers on the ground as you said. But for broad searches and extraction from remote places, helicopters are often involved.
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answered Site with statistics of mountaineering accidents
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reviewed Leave Closed How can I survive in cold environment?
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accepted Is there a technique to snow-shoeing besides “walk on the snow”?
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answered How much does a full/empty jetboil canister weigh?
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comment What should I do if I get sprayed by a skunk?
I think step 1 is probably to swear profusely, no?
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answered Why don't XC skis have edges?
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revised Is there a technique to snow-shoeing besides “walk on the snow”?
Minor grammatical fixes
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comment Is there a technique to snow-shoeing besides “walk on the snow”?
Could you explain more about the heel lift? I've never seen that before, and I can't tell from the picture alone how that works.