Astronaut Reid Wiseman on Expedition Behavior

On April 3, 2023, NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the four astronauts who will venture around the Moon on Artemis II. Mission Commander Reid Wiseman, Pilot Victor Glover, Mission Specialist Christina Hammock...

Sea Kayak Self-Rescue Techniques – NOLS

One crucial skill every sea kayaker needs to develop is the ability to perform a self-rescue. While kayaking in high-risk conditions should be avoided whenever possible, knowing a variety of self-rescue techniques in case...

Interview with Sam Talucci

I have known Sam for several years, but wanted to sit down with him to learn a bit more. This is a bit of a meandering read, but for those of you who know...

How to Prevent Hypothermia in Cold Climates

Navigating rugged terrain isn't the only challenge when venturing into the mountains—long periods of cold temperatures and unpredictable mountain weather can pose dangers for the unprepared. Photo by Kyle Duba For anyone who recreates outdoors, understanding...

A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Gap Year

Coming up with productive and meaningful gap year ideas to bolster your personal, professional, and cultural growth can be exciting -- and intimidating! That"s why our gap year idea experts at NOLS have put together...
Food

Survival Food Giveaway Event: For the 1st Time Ever, Get 2 FREE Weeks of...

In today's unpredictable world, being prepared for emergencies is crucial. This article delves into the significance of survival food and announces an exceptional event providing two weeks of complimentary delicious meals. Event Announcement: Two Weeks...

What Gap Year Statistics Tell Us About The Impact of Gap Year Programs on...

As high school graduation approaches, many students face the difficult decision of whether to go straight to college or take a gap year. While gap years are considered common practice for new high school graduates...

Gap Year Travel Programs: Adventure and Education

Investing in your future doesn"t have to mean breaking the bank. At NOLS, we never want cost to be a barrier for our gap year students, which is why we offer financial aid and...

Wilderness First Aid vs. Wilderness First Responder

So you want to get wilderness medicine training.The two most common wilderness medicine courses are Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Wilderness First Responder (WFR).  Since you’ll be investing both your time and money in...

Cardiac Arrest at the Crag

While walking a trail to a local rock climbing area you notice a person in the group just ahead collapse. Quickly, someone is kneeling at the patient’s side, fingers on the carotid pulse while...