Category EBM Gone Wild
EBM Gone Wild mountain 340

There’s an app for that

When you’re out in the sticks, you want to travel light. This limits the amount of diagnostic supplies you can carry, and generally wilderness medics trend towards carrying supplies that can do multiple jobs. Thus, necessity being the mother of…

EBM Gone Wild mountain 340

Does fear make you a better climber?

Climbing requires a significant amount of mental and physical energy. The climber needs to think about their line, their holds, and any potential consequences of any error. Free soloers don't utilize harnesses, and are more at risk of disaster with any fall.
EBM Gone Wild sea 340

Noodling and you

Noodling is the practice of fishing using just your hands. Typically used on catfish, it involves putting your hand into holes where the fish typically dwell
EBM Gone Wild mountain 340

Space blankets are worthless

If your friend finishes a road race and is worried about getting cool too fast, give them a jacket. And if you're in an emergency department and the patient is cold, give them a warm blanket.
EBM Gone Wild mountain 340

Preventing paresthesias when hiking

Paresthesthias commonly occur in long distance hiking, such as thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail (seen to the left) or the Pacific Coast Trail. They occur in both upper and lower extremities, and can certainly make hiking less fun. Of course, there…

EBM Gone Wild mountain 340

Ants as sutures?

You’ve probably heard of it, or seen pictures of it on various internet feeds. But how many references have you seen in the medical literature? They’re sparse at best, which is part of the reason I haven’t written about them…

EBM Gone Wild mountain 340

A 7th injury mechanism for lightning?

Lightning. Nature's way of showing electric current, potential, and resistance. The average cloud to ground strike is 3 miles long, and carries 30,000 amps of current. The fact that people can be struck and live is amazing.
EBM Gone Wild sea 340

How to survive a shark attack

The easy answer is to stay out of the water. That takes all the fun out of life though, so there has to be a better answer. Sadly, once a shark has decided to attack, your chances of survival drastically…