LIFESTYLE: Surviving Disaster with Wilderness First Aid Training

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It was the second day of a three-day 4-Wheeling excursion to the Sweetwater Mountains, just north of Bridgeport, California. We stopped for some sightseeing high on the peak of Mt. Patterson. At 11,674 feet, we marveled at the incredible views. East looking into Nevada are the Bodie Hills and Corey Peak and looking west provides an extensive view of the Sierra Range. It was a beautiful, sunny day. The temperature was in the low 50’s and the wind was unusually calm at the peak

Unfortunately, not everyone enjoyed the stop. One guest complained of a headache, a brief spell of dizziness when making a quick move to exit the vehicle and felt nausea. He also had a rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath. Talking with the others, I learned that everyone experienced shortness of breath while setting up camp the night before.
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READ THE STORY FROM TOM SEVERIN HERE.
 
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