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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson is a current student at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. He is a Wilderness First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and the President of the Hotchkiss Outing Club. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, and running; his interests include medicine, crisis management, and the outdoors. Jack is a graduate of the 2017 21-day Rocky Mountain backpacking course as of the 2018 Boulder, CO WFR course.

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How Backpacking Sparked a Love for Wilderness Medicine

By Jack Johnson on Oct 9, 2019
Foggy hike in the Bighorns. Photo courtesy of Jack Johnson.

Hiking to Head Injury

During the summer of 2017, when I was 14 years old, I took part in a 21-day NOLS backpacking course in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. Just halfway through the course, I watched what (at the time) I considered to be an incredible feat of medicine. Another student on my course tripped and fell while walking across a burned-out section of forest and—under the heavy weight of his pack—hit his head on a rock. In the days that followed, I watched my two incredible instructors treat a possible concussion.

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Topics: Wilderness First Responder, first aid, wilderness medicine, NOLS Wilderness Medicine