Frequently, we receive requests for a hands on (not all lecture and videos), experiential type course that addresses the most common injuries, calamities and fears we all have as sportsmen. We are blessed to announce we have added an incredibly skilled and experienced Instructor to our staff who has been tasked with creating and teaching an 8 hour class that is relevant and actually useful for the participants. He is a firefighter, EMT and SWAT Team Medic In short, he's the guy we want with us in the boat, on the range or in the woods when something goes wrong. The premise of the course, is that 911 is not necessarily an immediate option, the severity of the injury requires immediate action or trained first responders are en-route but may be hours away.... This is not a CPR class and is not the ARC Basic First Aid class. Those are essential and everyone should take them, but this course is far more focused on the trauma we are most likely to encounter. He is a fellow outdoors-men and has a good idea on where to start, but we also want your feedback... What types of skills would you like to learn and actually drill on. Share some of your experiences or things you have witnessed that you would like us to incorporate. Initially, we are thinking of 4 categories and taking the top 1-3 from each category and creating this custom class...something like this: Fishing - cold water immersion, hypothermia, hooks in body, knife wounds etc Hunting- Arrow or sharp object penetrations, axe or hatchet trauma, knife wounds, compound fractures, sprains, severe blisters, snake bites etc Tactical - gunshot wounds,blood loss, stab wounds etc General - common vehicle accident injuries,heat exhaustion, dehydration, seizures, head trauma, choking, hypoglycemia, allergic reactions etc Also, we are putting together kits for each application that we "recommend" and possibly for sale if there is interest...so, you won't have to research or guess which type of quick clot is best or what halo to buy...is this something that would be of interest to you as the participant? First class is slated for January (date tbd) and is being designed over the next couple weeks so let us know what you want to know more about...we want to design this course how you want it...so let us hear your ideas and stories...thanks!