Quiz: First Aid for Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Teeth

By Ben Lerman

Feb 14, 2018

 

Learn wilderness first aid skills for your next trip.

Cover photo by Stéphane Terrier

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Ben Lerman

Ben is the former NOLS Wilderness Medicine Marketing Coordinator and a Wilderness First Responder graduate. He enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, and hopes to someday adventure in the mountains on each of the 7 continents.

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