I agree with folks taking a basic first aid/responder course. In my never-to-be humble opinion, everyone (not just backcountry adventurers, but yes, especially us) should know what to do in an emergency. You really never know when you might be faced with a situation where you are the only one who knows what to do! I'm fond of the Red Cross courses. Every couple of years I recertify in first aid and CPR.
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