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My Playground, My Dad, My Leadership Voice

My Playground, My Dad, My Leadership Voice

By Brette Brickel I have always loved being outside, being in the mountains; however, my road since college had taken me from that lifestyle. In the past few years I made it a priority to bring it back to the forefront, which is why I was so excited to show myRead more...
5 Things You Learn from Climbing (That Also Matter in Real Life)

5 Things You Learn from Climbing (That Also Matter in Real Life)

Like with most sports, it's not just about getting to the top. Read on to see some of the best lessons you learn from rock climbing. 1. Falling is good for you If you try to climb and fall, that means you’re doing something that’s challenging for you. Challenging yourself means thatRead more...
3 Months in the Rockies to 30 Countries in a Year: How a NOLS Alum Went Worldwide

3 Months in the Rockies to 30 Countries in a Year: How a NOLS Alum Went Worldwide

By Erica Levine Weber My choice of going on a NOLS Semester in the Rockies was as absurd as traveling to 30 countries with a baby before their first birthday. Apparently, I have a flare for the ridiculous! I had never been canyoneering, kayaking, rock climbing, ridden a horse, or evenRead more...
Why Wildlands Studies Attends the WRMC

Why Wildlands Studies Attends the WRMC

By Cassi Smith, 2016 WRMC Intern For over 36 years, Wildlands Studies has provided environmental field courses to undergraduates in the U.S. and around the world. Leslie Arutunian, director at Wildlands Studies, reflects on the organization and her involvement with the Wilderness Risk Management Conference since 2008. Learn how risk management relates toRead more...
Which Wilderness Medicine Course Is Right for You? [Infographic]
3 Tips to Improve Your Outdoor Photography Game

3 Tips to Improve Your Outdoor Photography Game

By Will Harrison Taking photos in the wilderness is a great way to capture memories you will hold for a lifetime. There’s nothing better than coming home with a camera full of your favorite moments—laughing around the campsite with friends, the delicious pizza you managed to perfect (albeit the third attempt),Read more...
Bee Prepared: WFR Training Applied in Real Life

Bee Prepared: WFR Training Applied in Real Life

By Luiz Antônio Gambá, Wilderness First Responder '14 “Bee stings cause more anaphylaxis than do the stings of any other insect. Multiple stings … can be life-threatening.” -NOLS Wilderness Medicine My friend Pedro de Toledo Piza and I were riding on a trail access to Medicine Hill in Paraibuna, Brazil when weRead more...
Gado-Gado Spaghetti: A Classic NOLS Recipe

Gado-Gado Spaghetti: A Classic NOLS Recipe

This classic noodle dish with peanut sauce is a treat at the end of a long day of adventuring! Better yet, it can be eaten hot or cold, so you could even save some for lunch the next day. The credit for this popular NOLS Cookery recipe goes to DonnaRead more...
Why Inclusive Conservation Crews Attend the WRMC

Why Inclusive Conservation Crews Attend the WRMC

By Cassi Smith, 2016 WRMC Intern We recently caught up with Jay Satz, Senior Director of Partnerships and Innovation at Northwest Youth Corps (NYC). The NYC is a job training, educational, and conservation experience for youth and young adults, operating since 1984. They run conservation service programs in Oregon, Washington, Idaho andRead more...
6 Secret Ingredients to Try on Your Next Camping Trip

6 Secret Ingredients to Try on Your Next Camping Trip

By Jeff Mogavero In NOLS rations, there is certainly no shortage of ingredients to whip up the most scrumptious of backcountry meals. But some instructors and students like to take backcountry cooking to the next level. Here is a list of six secret ingredients you can use on your quest to beRead more...

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