Articles written by: Alison Hudson

6 Reasons Communication Matters in the Outdoors
Environment

6 Reasons Communication Matters in the Outdoors

Whether you’re going to the backcountry on an epic solo or leading a group of your peers on a weekend backpacking trip, communication can play an integral role to your success. Here are some unexpected ways that you may need to communicate while in the outdoors: Safety Establishing commands is […]

Coastal Cleanup
Mobilization and Events

Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup was this weekend. Last year, nearly half a million volunteers came out for the annual event (which is organized by the Ocean Conservancy). In one day, the volunteers cleaned nearly 20,000 miles of shoreline across the globe. If you live inland, this may seem irrelevant to your […]

How to Find Adventure in Your Backyard
GTFO!

How to Find Adventure in Your Backyard

When you’ve lived somewhere for long enough, it’s hard to find excitement in hiking the same mountains again and again, or biking the same trails week after week. If you don’t have the time or money for a far-flung adventures, try some of these tricks for finding excitement in an […]

What’s Your Leadership Style?
GTFO!

What’s Your Leadership Style?

In the backcountry, you’re always making decisions that effect the entire group–where to camp, when to take a break, whether to turn around because the weather’s deteriorating, etc. Whether you’re on a two-day backpacking trip or a month-long expedition, leadership is integral to the success of your trip. So, unless […]

How to Prep for a NOLS Instructor Course
Mobilization and Events

How to Prep for a NOLS Instructor Course

To work as an instructor for NOLS (the National Outdoor Leadership School), you have to pass their Instructor Course. Part job interview, part expedition, and part learning experience, the 30-day courses are designed to challenge potential instructors while introducing them to the NOLS leadership curriculum. Preparing for this experience can […]