Winter in the Backcountry: Tips for being prepared

Topics: Alberta, First Aid and CPR
February 04, 2021

More people have been heading into the wilderness to keep themselves active throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and that hasn’t slowed since winter began. While a day on snowshoes or skis is a great way to fend off cabin fever, it does come with some risks.
Nicole Elder is a Wilderness First Aid Instructor Trainer for the Canadian Red Cross, with 15 years of experience in search and rescue. She’s based in Calgary and has been exploring Alberta’s backcountry since she was a child. She offers her tips for planning and packing for a safe winter excursion.

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