Improvised Litters

By John Hovey

Oct 6, 2008

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.

In this video, see Wilderness EMT students testing some homemade litter designs in Sinks Canyon, outside of Lander WY.

Procession of the Litters from John Hovey on Vimeo.

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