Wilderness First Aid

Posted by Kim Freitas on April 20, 2017 8:32:28 AM MDT

In my continuing effort to not die while out on the Pacific Crest Trail, or in general, I recently attended a NOLS Wilderness First Aid class, which was hosted by REI, with my girlfriend Cristina. The class was two full days and covered everything from treating blisters to what to do when someone is struck by lightning.  Luckily this class was nearby and didn’t require a long drive to some shady place like my ice axe class.

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You never stop learning leadership — nor should you

Posted by Kim Freitas on April 19, 2017 8:04:21 AM MDT

They say that you learn everything you need to know in life in kindergarten. Treat others as you want to be treated, play fair, clean up your own mess, naps are good — the list goes on.

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Fake Blood, Real Screams: What I Learned at Wilderness Medic Training

Posted by Kim Freitas on April 12, 2017 7:34:49 AM MDT

Bitter black coffee is still sliding down the back of my throat as I dunk the paper cup into the recycling bin. After a 13-hour day of turning T-shirts and tree branches into leg splints, wiping off spattered (and thankfully fake) blood, and carrying paralyzed victims through a forest, I needed this little pick-me-up.

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Seeley Lake Student Funds Gap Year Working at Coffee Shop

Posted by Kim Freitas on April 4, 2017 9:22:33 AM MDT

The miniature cabin on Highway 83 at Bison and Bear Center will once again be offering coffee and light breakfast foods to early morning risers and others working, shopping, recreating or just passing through Seeley Lake. The former Moose B’ Mornin Espresso will open April 1 under the name Crescent Mountain Coffee and with new proprietor Gus Batchelder.

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From college to a sold-out tour in one year: Maggie Rogers performs in The Current studio

Posted by Kim Freitas on April 3, 2017 7:40:25 AM MDT

Just a year ago, Maggie Rogers was a senior in college at New York University. Now, Rogers is performing a string of sold-out shows across North America, but she hasn't quite had time to process that. "It's just pretty silly," Rogers says. "Every show we have played this year has been sold out. I'm not comprehending much this year, to be completely honest."

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NOLS Working to Educate for Outdoor Emergencies

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 30, 2017 1:49:12 PM MDT

NOLS Wilderness Medicine instructors gave students the skills to assess and respond during unforeseen emergencies.

One of the most important things students learn is using what's on hand to deal with emergencies.Students during the four week course learn the best way to deal with patients in shock, trauma and suffering from broken bones and much more.

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What are the Best Snacks for Backcountry Skiing and Riding?

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 29, 2017 1:23:54 PM MDT

Go further, ride better, and have more fun by using science to optimize your cold-weather fueling strategy.

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The 24 coolest towns in the USA – 2017

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 21, 2017 8:13:43 AM MDT

WARNING: If you’re looking for some algorithmically-based, data-driven list of towns, you may want to ignore this article altogether. Because when it comes to places, we’re pretty whimsical.

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Arkose Ridge Leadership Academy finds home at Palmer High

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 15, 2017 2:53:42 PM MDT

This fall, Palmer High School students will have first crack at a new educational model that is both agriculturally minded and energy conscious: Arkose Ridge Leadership Academy.  

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Teton Staycation: A Brief Escape to Baldy Yurt

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 10, 2017 9:05:17 AM MST

I didn’t have a group, a gameplan, or any idea of what life would look like five months down the road, but in October I booked two March nights at Baldy Yurt, up Fox Creek. They were the last available nights in either February or March.

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