True Story: Why I became a Wilderness First Responder

In 2010 I was living in a monastery, in a very remote location in Colorado. Born and raised a city girl I was full of my city hubris and totally ignorant about what it takes to be smart and safe…

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How to save a life: understanding anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is an extreme allergic reaction experienced by some people with allergies to certain foods (like shellfish and peanuts), insect stings, and latex. Anaphylaxis should be differentiated from a common, non-emergent allergic reaction by the severity and locality of symptoms.

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