Course Packing List

Your Train NEK course consists of two different learning environments:

Lectures where you’ll be sitting in a chair in our outdoor classroom.

Practical Sessions and Scenarios where you’ll be kneeling and rolling around on wet, muddy, rocky ground in all but extreme weather conditions, pretending to be hurt and practicing your rescue skills.

It’s Vermont! Expect a mix of bright sun, strong winds, rain, hail and/or snow.

Long Trail Blaze

WHAT TO PACK AND HAVE WITH YOU EACH DAY

Additionally, please bring the below items to class even in warm weather! You will be using them to treat your patient and to supplement the clothing you wear (and the camping gear you might be using overnight). Due to COVID we cannot share gear.

Heads up: you and your partner will be practicing patient physical exams including checking each others’ extremities.

OPTIONAL BUT USEFUL ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Covered travel mug, lawn chair for outdoor classroom, personal first aid kit, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, bug repellent, ball cap or visor, and any gear you tend to have with you outdoors so you can practice using it in scenarios for splinting, etc.

Pro Tip: For items you don’t own and can’t access from loved ones, check out secondhand stores such as Salvation Army or Goodwill.

Note: A custom has begun of students using colorful and/or bizarre pajama bottoms to create soft collars, splints, etc. for their patient. Such behavior is entirely encouraged.

Train NEK offers First Aid, CPR, and Wilderness First Aid and First Responder courses.