You are leading a three-week summer backpacking trip for 18-21 year-old college students. While on a day hike to a local summit on day 13 of the trip, one of your students, Geoff, falls and cuts his leg on a sharp rock. There is not much bleeding and he can bear weight and walk with minimal pain. You are roughly a mile from your campsite with two days left until your next resupply.
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Don't know where to begin or what to do? Take one of our wilderness medicine courses. Guides and expedition leaders should consider taking our Wilderness First Responder course.
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