A simple way to carry an injured patient


This tip is from the excellent MedWild YouTube channel. Recommended!

If you have to deal with a minor injury in the backcountry, you may need to carry someone to help. If there’s at least two people to share the load and some basic equipment, here is a quick and easy way to rig a carry.

You need:

  • at least 2 rescuers

  • 2 backpacks

  • trekking poles, raft paddles, sturdy stick (or similar item)

  • padding (sleeping pad)

Note: this is for someone with minor injuries, such as a sprained ankle, twisted knee, altitude illness, dehydration, etc.

Check out the short (4:16) video for the method.