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outdoor living Skills

The activity specific, land-based skills essential for traveling through the backcountry, securing food/water/shelter and providing for participant's physical needs in a caring, responsible and sustainable manner.

Learning Outcomes:

The Certified Outdoor Leader is able to...

  • Demonstrate effective selection, use, and repair of equipment and clothing in the backcountry context.
  • Travel and navigate safely in and through the backcountry.
  • Model proper trail and camp behaviors per Leave No Trace principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate proper backcountry hydration, nutrition, and hygiene.

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Wilderness Education Association, Inc.
151 NC Highway 9, Ste B, Box 136
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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