We avoid them in most cases, however, I had an incident recently where someone fell 15 feet into a lava tube. Fortunately, no injuries, but it got me thinking that a foldable board would have been nice for extrication had there been spinal injury.
No worries, I welcome all input. El solis started the medical thread so i addressed him, but if anyone has suggestions, i'm all ears.
For clarification purposes, I am an emt with 3 years in ems, and numerous years with trauma experience in the military. I cringe when I see people backboards...
On top of a trauma kit, what options are out there for spinal immobilization in lieu of a backboard? Are there devices that fold up small enough to pack in a tote yet are long enough for a 6ft tall person and rigid enough to maintain immobilization?
I'm Paul from the Phoenix area. I have a 2016 Tacoma TRD Off Road. The only upgrades are a baja rack, ARE cap, and radio equipment. I've never been overlanding unless you count being mechanized infantry for 8 years. I do camp and hunt a lot and occasionally take part in offroading...