The climbing wall

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PA Wild

10th Annual Wilderness Medicine

& Survival Skills Conference

September 16-18, 2016

Warning: This is an archived page from 2016.  We left this info for reference purposes.

Teri Howell, Administrative Director

​Wilderness Medical Society

We have a VIP visiting our Conference this year.  The Wilderness Medical Society has heard good things about our course and will be checking us out first hand.  Please extend a warm East Coast greeting when you meet Teri at our event.  She will be available all weekend to explain any questions about the Wilderness Medical Society.  She will be able to answer questions about the Academic Adventures they offer like the Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM),  Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM), Diploma in Dive and Marine Medicine (DDMM) & the Master's Fellow Program (see FAWM link).

Rappelling Platform, Climbing Wall & Ziplining:
Learn how to rappel off of our 30-foot high rappelling platform. Throughout the weekend we will have experienced climbers manning the platform. You can even try it Commando/Aussie style (upside down).

In addition to two lanes of Rappelling, we also have a 30 ft. high/ 16 ft. wide Climbing Wall. The Wall has three lanes of climbing, each with more than one route. Departing the platform is a series of 5 zip lines.

Low Ropes Course / Team Building Course. We have a new 15 station course built to challenge everyone of all ages.

Friday and Saturday evening will feature a bonfire (we like our fires BIG), complete with S’mores.  Saturday evening will also include an ice cream bar.

Outdoor movies for the kids:
Each evening we will have an outdoor kid friendly movie. The movie will be projected onto a screen: better than a Drive-In!

Survival Store:

During the Conference, you will learn how to build survival kits.  You will also learn how to use other survival items.  We will have a small store where you will be able to purchase many of the items that you will learn about.  We will offer survival whistles, fire steels, SAM splints, hanks of para-cord, knives, webbing and many other items.  Cash or Checks will be accepted.  No Credit Cards (it's rustic, remember). 

Wild Med Store:

We will have a large number of Logo related items.  Several different T-Shirt options include different materials, several colors and long/short sleeve options.  We also have coffee mugs, pint glasses, patches, stickers, canvas bags and several other items.  New this year will be "Hoodies," Hats and Nalgene Water Bottles.  Cash or Checks will be accepted.  No Credit Cards. 

Meal time entertainment:
During Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday, we try to provide some form of entertainment. In past years we had demos by our Disaster Response Team, Search & Rescue Dogs, Jugglers, Musicians, Magic Show, etc 

Survival Tricks:
At the beginning of each educational session, a survival “trick” will be demonstrated.

Past tricks included: how to turn your wristwatch into a compass, how to remove a single
strand from a section of para-cord, how to tell time using your fist, how to find the North Star, etc.

Back by popular demand will be a demonstration of Bear Spray (inside joke).