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Outdoorsy, a company that coordinates RV rentals, recommends NOLS Wilderness Medicine training as one of their top five picks for using paid time off. If you camp and recreate in remote areas, completing a wilderness medicine course is a great way to spend your PTO.
“The truth of being human: we get sick just about everywhere. Ailments, injuries, and illness are not contained to the moments when we are within range of durable medical facilities that can fix us up, right as rain, in a matter of no time. If you’re anything like me, you can’t take a hike without gently rolling over an ankle and immediately imagining all of the ways it could have been worse.
Thankfully, NOLS is here to help up your odds of survival by turning you into an ad-hoc medical professional at their wilderness medicine course. Keep you and your crew on the trail longer with any number of courses from Wilderness First Aid (for beginners) to Wilderness First Responder (for the true lifesavers).”