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How to Perform CPR on an Accident Victim

CPR is one of the most basic and important emergency medicine skills to have in your bag of tricks, as knowing how to properly do a chest compression series (push way harder than you think you need to!) could save a victim's life if you roll up on them and they're not breathing.

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Johnny Bresette shows how to properly execute CPR on a non-responsive, non-breathing victim. The key points? After calling 911, tilt their head back so their airway is as straight as possible. Interlace your hands, put the heel of your hands on the victim's chest while keeping your arms rigid, push down with your entire body weight and not just your arms, and do 30 compressions at the pace of the song Stayin' Alive (then appreciate the irony), then two full, deep breaths five seconds apart before resuming compressions. If you're alone, and untrained, stick to just compressions. 

Keep doing this until better-trained assistance arrives or the victim comes to.

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Dog Chases Owner While Speed Flying
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Dog Chases Owner While Speed Flying

Dog Chases Owner While Speed Flying

Andrew Muse and his dog, Kicker, are one of the more famous pairings in the doggie and adventure world. Andrew chronicles his adventures with his pup on his social channels, where they do everything from snowboarding to ice climbing. In this video, he goes speed-flying while Kicker follows from below. 

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These Friends Went North in a Small Plane to Chase Winter
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These Friends Went North in a Small Plane to Chase Winter

These Friends Went North in a Small Plane to Chase Winter

In this short film, two friends escape to the North in a small plane to chase winter and deep powder. They have an all-time adventure pitting man and machine against the elements in and around Nelson and Idaho. Starring skiers Rob Aseltine and Giray Dadali. 

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Nick Coulter grabbed his drone and some of Lake Tahoe's finest skiers and built this epic jump on Donner Pass, an old highway near Truckee. Watch the skiers, Connery Lundin, Zach Steele, Brandon Beck, and, "a few other sendy badasses" launch themselves over the highway, stomping some big tricks with big air.  Coulter writes, "Snow conditions, speed and timing all had to be perfect for this calculated jump. This was made possible thanks to one incredible snow year in the Sierra