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Being out in remote areas of the wilderness, the thought occurred to me that maybe I should learn some first aid, CPR, and how to handle emergency evacuations. I had been following NOLS on instagram thinking one day I might go on one of their leadership adventures, so I decided to look into their Wilderness First Responder aka WFT (sounds like woofer) courses.

Back in August, I took the plunge and registered for the WFR class in Tahoe and I have zero regrets. It was a 9 day intensive course with every day bringing new experiences and challenges including mock rescue scenarios. The instructors were top notch. I can't recommend them enough and I'm looking forward to my next course or adventure with them as a NOLS Alumni.

I feel so much more confident on backpacking trips knowing I'm capable of medical evaluations and possibly saving someone. 


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