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| Back40 Defined |
1. The back side of the farm;
2. A Quarter section of land (160 acres) divided into four quarter-quarter sections of 40 acres each – 2 x Front 40 & 2 x Back 40;
3. A hard to access piece of land that is remote, rough, and unforgivingly uncultivated where shit usually goes wrong in a really inconvenient kind of way.
For every story you have heard (or possibly be involved in) that a Doctor, Paramedic, Nurse, Rescue Crew, STARS crew, etc have been thanked for saving a life – there is a First Aider or Bystander or Family Member/Friend that should also be recognized. Your first aid matters. In rural, remote, and wilderness settings everyone … Read More
It’s 5 degrees outside, a warm day in November, and I am stuck inside teaching. The fluorescent lights are flickering at the back of this stuffy room and I look around to see some students, engrossed on their phones, mistakenly not taking advantage of this break to go get some fresh air. It’s a good … Read More
So you call yourself “outdoorsy”? Me too! Let me guess: • You love to play outdoors and you likely have several stories of adventures you have been on. But that is just your beginning! • You are just starting out on your pursuit of being “outdoorsy” but you’ve at least got your feet wet and … Read More
Over the years, I have seen the evolution of First Aid training. I’ve taught First Aid since high-school as a Lifeguard and have acquired several levels of training including Emergency Medical Responder and Wilderness First Responder in addition to my Advanced Instructor with the Red Cross. Things have changed, some have stayed the same, and … Read More
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“…Highlights for me were the authentic and sustained scenarios, repetition of the full assessment sequence and the forms. I will be putting waterproofed copies in my pack!…”
– Daryll Sewell
North Corman Park Search & Rescue
“…we do not only do it for ourselves, but for others that also enjoy the backcountry. It’s hard to understand the importance until you or your friend are the ones in need of help and find yourself questioning your actions…”
– Beau Drieschner
Saskatoon Search & Rescue
“Back40’s Wilderness first Aid should be required for all residents of Saskatchewan! If you work in remote areas, camp, fish, hunt, farm, hike, bike, walk n the city or drive on grid roads, you will find this training relevant, and potentially life saving. Typical first aid is a lot of reading, not much practice and often leaves you feeling more nervous than before. Back40’s Wilderness First Aid spends the majority of your time actually practicing skills, which not only benefits your skill level by being able to do it better, but it also boosts your confidence in your ability to apply first aid.”
Erin Tomlinson – Resource Management Technician, Meewasin Valley AuthorityEryn Tomlinson
“This was by far the BEST first aid course I have ever taken in my life. The way she builds her scenarios are unique and realistic. And having to do this course outside made this even more lifelike…”
– Jean-Simon Lessard
Canadian Armed Forces