And I keep learning, too. Most recently, this has brought me to Wyoming for an Wilderness EMT course. For this course, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) have teamed up to provide an intensive, month-long course about wilderness medicine. When I graduate, I will be able to work in an ambulance if I want to.
Why am I taking this class? Well, I've always wanted to take a NOLS course. They have a great reputation for the quality of their instruction. And if I was going to be spending more time in the outdoors, it seemed like a good idea to know what to do in an emergency situation.
So I'm learning some useful skills which will help me stay calm and make the right decisions when the worst happens. And when it doesn't, I'll be able to go into the backcountry confident that I could handle a crisis with only the materials stored in my head...well, that and a well-stocked first aid kit!
|The student cabins|
|Room to explore in every direction!|