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Meet Allison Nadler!

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I'd like to introduce you to Allison Nadler! I met Allison through her meetup group, The Northeast Peak Baggers (http://www.meetup.com/Peakbaggers/). I took the SOLO Wilderness First Aid course with her through her meetup group and it was a blast. In addition to writing about her White Mountain hiking adventures in her blog "4000 Footers" (http://www.4000-footers.blogspot.com), Allison is a contributing writer for Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS). The article "Seven Mistakes New Hikers Make (And Ways You Can Avoid Them!) is her most recent entry and list sound advice for the newbie hiker.

http://www.emsexploration.com/wordpress/seven-mistakes-new-hikers-make-and-ways-you-can-avoid-them/

SOLO Wilderness First Aid & AHA-CPR/AED Certification Courses

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I love the outdoors and enjoy solo hiking as well as hiking in groups. So I was psyched when the Northeast Peak Baggers Meetup Group offered the SOLO WFA (Wilderness First Aid) certification course hosted by JUMP, Inc! I signed up and paid my online deposit right away to ensure my place. I was also happy that the course was held less than an hour's drive from me. I quickly checked the SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities) website and started to worry when I read the long list of course topics that would be covered over two days. It was an extensive list but when I got to the class that first day, it was evident I'd have no problems.
The SOLO WFA course was designed for the outdoor enthusiasts, providing skills and knowledge in case an emergency should arise. As a WFA provider, medical emergencies must be quickly evaluated, and care administered as the closest and fastest medical response can sometimes be hours if not, days away. The application of Wilderness First Aid …