Bikejames Podcast

Medical Preparedness For Mountain Biking With Brian McLaughlin



While most riders understand the need for better technical skills to ride with more confidence and improve their safety on the trail, few understand the need for basic medical skills to improve these things as well. There are a lot of reasons for this lack of understanding, including lack of coverage in the mountain biking media and misunderstandings about what you need to learn and carry. But the end result is that, as a group, we are woefully unprepared to handle a traumatic injury situation. I know because up until  a year or so ago I was one of those riders. Ignorant about how easy it was to learn what I needed to know and how inexpensive it was to have a few tools to help, I went on countless rides where if something had gone wrong it could have been a disaster. Luckily I came upon some great resources to help me improve my medical preparedness, including the company Mountain Man Medical ( Their mission is to help prepare as many people as possible to be able to pro