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Old 02-24-06, 04:31 PM   #1
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Has Anyone Taken any NOLS Courses?

I'd like to hear some first hand experiences if anyone has done anything with the National Outdoor Leadership School (www.nols.edu).

What did you do, how was the experience, would you recommend it etc?

I'm mulling some of the courses over, and would like to hear about individual experiences.
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I've taken two.

I did a winter program in the Cascades and a summer program in Baja. Like most any course, a lot depends on how well you jive with the intructors.

That was about 15 years ago.

What's your motivation?
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Well, it seems there is a very interesting range of courses available.

I'm most interested in the Wilderness EMT course (http://www.nols.edu/wmi/courses/wemt.shtml) and if I end up leaving the military, in one of the semester length courses.

The experience itself seems appealing, go to interesting places across the world, learn new skills, interact with other people of a similar mindset in a challenging situation.
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yes, well I have considered it. I still have to find the time (and money) to be able to do something like this.

It sounds great, but def. not easy.
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Just be aware that NOLS has earned a rep as being a 'bit hard core. Ever heard them called euphamistically Nazis On Land?

I got harshed on during the Cascade trip for taking aspirin to ease a headache. But, the avy science instruction was top shelf for that time.
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yeah, thats the thing... I am sure I will learn a TON from it, but having to carry an 80 pound pack with alot of stuff I dont need and then have to suck it up and stuff like that for 2 or three weeks or so may not be my bag. Then again I am still considerign it...
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Just be aware that NOLS has earned a rep as being a 'bit hard core. Ever heard them called euphamistically Nazis On Land?

I got harshed on during the Cascade trip for taking aspirin to ease a headache. But, the avy science instruction was top shelf for that time.
Cool, thanks for the information.
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