KHC Newsletter – July 2, 2017

KHC News

  • There are some website changes in progress.   You may see messages about your personal KHC account (waiver confirmed, profile updated, membership status, etc.) in a widget (only visible to you when you are logged in) and there are further changes coming.
  • The Board of Directors has reviewed all the types of activities/event categories (hiking, biking, snowshoeing, paddling, nordic skiing, etc.) that it has offered over the past 5 years and has developed a policy to add or remove categories based on the number of events offered, the leadership/expertise available, insurance/risk management issues,  and membership interest.    Some of the categories that have been or will be removed in the near future include nordic skiing and mountain biking.   Road cycling and trail running are currently under review.    Hiking, snowshoeing, and paddling are considered to be core categories that KHC will continue to embrace.  The primary goal is for the Club to focus on its prime mandate – to organize hikes for its members.
  • The deadline for all merchandise orders was June 30 so all retail sales have been removed from the website in the near future.
  • The Board of Directors has confirmed that new member registration will remain closed until the winter.
  • The recent fire on the Dewdrop Range may have adversely affected the trailheads for the Battle Bluff Trail and the Dewdrop Trail.   We will get out there to assess them once all danger of flare-ups has passed.   Either way, there will still be a danger of falling (burnt) trees so hikers are asked to use caution.
  • FMCBC’s June Newsletter

Medical Emergencies on the Trails

None of us goes out with a plan to have a medical emergency, but it can happen to anyone (and it did last week).   Every hiker is responsible for their own safety and medical preparation:

  • all of us need to carry a first-aid kit for ourselves and to help others
  • if we have a medical condition, it is best to confidentially share the information with the hike leader
  • we all need to carry the medications we may need (ie antihistamines, nitroglycerin, aspirin, epipens, insulin, etc.) and we need to partner up with another hiker for assistance, if needed
  • we all need to carry a card with all of our contact information and any critical information (in the top pocket of our backpack)
  • we all need to read the event listing carefully to make sure it is the right one for us and if the information is unclear, we need to contact the hike leader
  • we need to prepare well using the Ten Essentials as a guide

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Doug Smith

Retired now, I get into the outdoors most days to hike, paddle, camp, snowshoe, or explore. Some of my activities involve more difficult routes, but most are suitable for moderately fit people too. Since I am out several times a week, I post one (or two) event(s) each week and I invite a small group of like-minded people to join me. Kamloops Trails