National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) offers a variety of courses for wilderness medicine, including Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and Wilderness EMT (WEMT) courses. Each has its differences and advantages. Read to help decide which course is best for you!
Ready for the adult, outdoorsy version of the “going on a picnic” game?! Here it is! This is the essential A to Z list of everything you need for your next camping trip! Keep in mind, certain seasons and locations will have more specific needs, but this is a great place to start for the essentials! Whether you’re planning your first camping trip or a seasoned camper, let this be a little reminder of how to best be prepared! I am curious – what else would you add to the list?
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New Hampshire’s White Mountains are a magical part of the Northeast. When I moved to Boston in the summer of 2020, I knew the White Mountains would be my new outdoors adventure home. Having lived in Washington state for the better part of four years, I wasn’t sure what the east coast would behold. Once […]
Written October 14, 2021 I have mentioned the Leave No Trace principles many times on this blog, so I wanted to make a quick post about the seven principles! I first became aware of these during early days of exploring in Washington state. I took a few classes at REI to learn about hiking and […]
Written August 2021 Altitude sickness, or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is no joke. It’s especially not a joke if it progresses to High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) or a High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE). AMS is common and unpleasant. HAPE and HACE are uncommon and life threatening. Back in 2011, I thought it would be […]
Written on Tuesday, May 7, 2019Experienced on Sunday, May 7, 2017 I have started this blog post countless times. I have multiple versions that were started but never finished. Drafts. Random sentences, thoughts, memories. Even my journal never has beheld this entire story. It’s only lived in my mind, in my words, and my heart. […]