Quiz: Winter Injury and Illness

By NOLS

Nov 16, 2017

 

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Improvised Litters

A litter is a device for carrying someone, and in the context of wilderness medicine, it can be a lifesaver. Carrying a litter is painful, slow, backbreaking work, and that's the best case scenario, when you are using a commercially-designed litter for its intended purpose. When you must make your own, improvising with materials at hand, the difficulty grows.

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