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While we make every effort to keep this page current, you should verify the information by calling the phone numbers and accessing the web sites before leaving for your trip. Please contact us if you find any errors.

    

Animated Knots
Clearly shows how to tie many of the knots commonly used in general campcraft and rescue.

Poison Control Center
Provides general assessment and treatment information for poisons.
(800) 222-1222 - Information

Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
Resources & information for brain/spinal cord injury survivors & those wanting to learn more.
(855) 669-3472 - Information

Divers Alert Network (DAN)
SCUBA Diving safety education, information, insurance, and more.

(919) 684-8111 - Emergency Hotline

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Gathers and disseminates information on world wide infectious diseases.

(800) 232-4636 - Information

US Department of State
Gathers and disseminates world wide travel and safety information.

(888) 407-4747 - Emergency Hotline

Mountain Rescue Association (MRA)
An international mountain rescue organization that assists SAR units with training and policies.
See if there is an MRA registered Search & Rescue team near you.

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)
National organization of pre-hospital professionals that help set EMS protocols.

Alaska State Cold Injuries Guidelines
Download site for Alaska's wilderness protocols for frostbite, hypothermia, avalanche burial, etc.

Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)
Organization responsible for making recommendations as to practice guidelines for wilderness medicine education and implementation. Also sponsors numerous wilderness medicine conferences.