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救助犬訓練

Disaster Training in Hyogo

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Last weekend Mana and I loaded ourselves on a ferry along with Matsuda San and Kana from KRDA and set sail for Kobe for a great weekend of Disaster Dog training.

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After the huge earthquake in Kobe in 1995 a Disaster Management center was built in Miki City of Hyogo prefecture to help prepare rescue professionals for the next disaster. This was also the area chosen by us to hold the most recent training session for the All Japan Search and Rescue Dog Association of which we are members.

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A total of 8 members of AJSARDA from Kyushu, Kobe, and Saitama, got together for a great couple days on the rubble pile. After first getting the pups use to the concrete jungle gym we got on with some great training trying to think up of all kinds of scenarios to test and train our K9 partners.

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Saturday night we all got together for a meeting and put our heads together to come up with new ideas for training how to proceed in the future so we can better respond to a disaster.

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By the end of the 2 days I’m sure that we all learned a ton and became better handlers and better K9’s for it!



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Can’t wait for the next time!




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2012.02.23 | Comments(0) | Trackback(0) | 救助犬ログ

四王寺の滝

Shioji Taki Daytrip

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We got one last winter hike in before the rains came. The weather was beautiful with no wind and a big blue sky for our trip to Shioji Taki another frozen treasure located deep within the mountains near Mt. Hiko.

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Our usual winter waterfall is Nansho ga Taki but recently this frozen icefall has been getting a lot of media, showing up on both TV and in the newspaper so we decided to go and check it out, we were so glad we did!!

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Early Sunday morning we loaded up to truck and headed off expecting wintery driving conditions with signs telling us that we need chains but we very pleasantly surprised to find clear roads with only a few spots of ice.

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After visiting the main shrine we started along the trail towards Oni Sugi so far the oldest and largest Cedar found in Fukuoka. About an hour along the trail a usually unused trail shot off to the left going up a small ravine with signs telling us that this was the way to the icefall.

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After another 40 minutes or so we could start to see the icefall through the trees and soon after a beautiful curtain of ice was towering above us. After a shoot photo shoot we headed off to the side into the forest to have lunch before heading back down and onto our next destination, Oni Sugi.

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Oni Sugi is around 1200 years old and about 38 meters tall making it the largest and oldest Cedar tree so far found in Fukuoka Prefecture. After a short beak of yummy “Tim Tams” under this monolith we headed back down the trail to complete a wonderful day.

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With the rains the past few days I think that the icefall is almost done for this year but we will most definitely be heading there again next winter.

Happy Trails!



2012.02.14 | Comments(0) | Trackback(0) | ツアーレポート

野外救命救急コース

Wilderness First Aid Course

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Last weekend for the first time in Kyushu, a Wilderness Medical Associates 2 day “Wilderness First Aid” course was held in Yasukogen. Amarok sponsored this event as last year I went to Nagano to take the 4 day course and was so impressed by how good it was and vowed to do what I can to help bring wilderness medicine to Kyushu.

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Tak, Isamu, and Chizuru from Backcountry Rescue came all the way from Tokyo to teach the course. I first met them last year in Nagano and was completely blown away by their depth of knowledge and their ability to make a difficult subject easy to understand, even for me!

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What makes these courses different from other First Aid courses is in the focus. The usual first aid course teaches you what to do to help someone until professional help arrives whether it be police, fire or ambulance, help is usually only a few minutes away. The focus of this course is to teach you what to do when help will take a long time to get to you or may not be able to come at all.

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This course is not only for the outdoor professional, it is for anyone who wants to be better prepared when they go anywhere that may take professional help a long time to arrive whether it be in the backcountry or even in a disaster situation like we had here last year. The beauty of these courses is the combination of both classroom lectures and lots of practical sessions where we can get a chance to put what we learned in the classroom to actual use. These aren’t your regular easy scenarios either the student were told that if you’re supposed to see blood you’ll see blood, and that they did!

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The course had a total of 10 students who were for all walks of life; we had doctors, dentists, pharmacists, outdoor guides, scout leaders, and avid hikers all eager to learn. After brief introductions we dove right in to the course learning about the Patient Assessment System, the major body systems and the problems those systems can encounter, as well as thermal induced emergencies and over the following day as well a ton of other things including the use of the Epipen to fight Anaphylaxis, all combined with practical sessions. It is one thing to feel you know a subject in your head but when you need to perform, it definitely puts your comprehension level to the test!

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It was an intense 2 days of study but I’m positive everyone went home tired and completely satisfied! The next course will likely be held in the fall when my friends from Tokyo come back to help take us to the next level of Wilderness Medicine and make Kyushu a safer place to go play outside.

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If you have any questions about this or any other course please feel free to contact me at anytime at john@amarok-outdoors.com or learn more at Wilderness Medical Associates for English or Backcountry Rescue for information in Japanese.



2012.02.10 | Comments(0) | Trackback(0) | スクール情報

佐世保カヤックキャンプツアー

First Kayaking Tour of 2012

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Last weekend Matsumoto Tetsuya of Southern Works and I headed off to Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture to enjoy a really nice weekend of paddling. The forecast was for 2 days of clouds but by the time we were reaching our camping site the clouds were parting and giving us hints of a sunny second day to come.

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After setting up camp we got ready for a delicious dinner of Oden, and using the B6 kun Fire stand we cooked up some pork Yakitori and fresh oysters, (I’ve always been a little wary of oysters but these were cooked to perfection and really good!)

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In the evening the wind picked up a bit and made us wonder about what kind of day we were in for tomorrow but we woke to beautiful sunny sky and signs of a few visitor during the the wind settled down enough to make the leisurely trip back a really wonderful time!


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Can’t wait to go again!

2012.02.01 | Comments(0) | Trackback(0) | ツアーレポート

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