Long touted for offering hybrid EMT instruction in North Carolina, The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is now offering Hybrid EMT training in Oregon. 

This highly effective 21-day EMT training includes 10 days of virtual instruction delivered online, followed by 11 days of hands-on, practical training in Oregon’s Tygh Valley. The program offers an ideal format for college students, premed students, working professionals, and anyone else who appreciates the flexibility of learning in a fast-paced hybrid format.

Whether you choose a hybrid EMT training program that features in-person, hands-on skills training in Oregon or North Carolina, your NCOAE training and experience will include the following:

Before your course begins: We’ll ask you to complete up to 30 hours of asynchronous web-based training using our online eLearning platform. The benefit to this approach is having the opportunity to learn at your own pace. That means the 25-30 hours

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Before you begin construction on your pool, there are some very important things to consider. This ensures a successful pool installation, as well as future care of your pool. Here are three things to consider before building your pool.

3 Things To Consider Before Building Your Pool

The Cost Of Building Your Pool

One of the first things to consider is the cost of building your pool. This is the biggest step to beginning construction on your pool, and you need to know exactly how much you need to set aside so that you can begin the project. Plan out everything from pool design, additional features, landscaping, etc., so that all of this is covered under your budget. This also allows you to give your contactor an accurate number to work with when designing your pool.

Pool Maintenance Costs

Another thing to consider is how much it costs to actually maintain a pool. This is important because this

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The Path Less Traveled #069: 2022 Holiday Backpacking Gear Deals

2022 Holiday Backpacking Gear Shopping Deals: products that won’t break the bank! Christmas is a month away, and I don’t know about you, but I’m already looking for gear guides that won’t break the bank when I purchase a few things. Times are getting a bit tough and prices are through the roof.

I’ve compiled a list of products in various price ranges to suit even the tightest of wallets this year! If you’re interested to see how 2021’s Gear Guide held up, you can check on it here.

Welcome to our recurring series of “The Path Less Traveled.” In this series, we want to take you along for our exploits out in the wilderness while hiking, camping, exploring, and general adventuring. This will include our small daily victories, foibles, tips, tricks, and reviews of gear we authentically appreciate and frequently utilize. While a well-worn trail can often

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Henry Auctions 1 of 1 Handpainted Rifle In Celebration Of Native American Heritage Day

Henry’s Guns For Great Causes Collaborates with Hunters of Color

Henry Repeating Arms has a long philanthropic history via its Guns For Great Causes organization.  This Native American Heritage Day, Henry is helping auction off a hand-painted .45-70 done by artist Joshua Hood-Marvin, a Native American program manager of Hunters Of Color.  The rifle features a mountain/bear hunting motif on one side and a desert/bison hunting motif on the other.

Artist Joshua-Hood Marvin with Handpainted Henry Rifle
Image Credit: Henry USA

Per Henry Repeating Arms:

In celebration of Native American Heritage Day, Henry Repeating Arms is proud to announce this special Guns For Great Causes auction for a one-of-a-kind Brass Lever Action .45-70 handpainted by Joshua Hood-Marvin. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to Hunters of Color, a nonprofit organization pursuing a more equitable and inclusive community for hunters.

Joshua is an artist, hunter, and bow maker

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Black Friday is ticking down to its final hours, but Bass Pro Shops still has some great deals on hunting and fishing gear. Here are our top picks from their Black Friday sale.

Deals on Fishing Gear

If someone you know is interested in learning to fly fish, this is a great introductory kit to get them on the right track.

Gore-Tex outerwear is essential to recreating outside in cold and wet conditions. Save $50 on a parka and bibs to stay dry and comfortable on the water this winter.

Deals on Hunting Gear

Everyone could use an extra flashlight and pocket knife for their work, car, and various gear bags. This combo is on sale and makes the best stocking stuffer.

You can find one of the best names in

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The holiday season is all about the kids. Really. But it can be challenging to find a gift that a child will truly enjoy and appreciate.

I interrogated my own 9-year-old daughter for the truth about what gifts she liked best and questioned every outdoor-oriented parent I could reach for their opinions. The list below is the result of the most comprehensive research I did for any of my assigned holiday gift guides. Because, really, the holidays are for the kids.

Passport to Your National Parks Junior Ranger Edition: $15

Passport to Your National Parks Junior Ranger Edition book
(Photo/Seiji Ishii)

The experiences that led to my 9-year-old daughter getting this passport book stamped with “cancellations” at each of the five parks we visited last summer were highlights that we still discuss today.

This book is divided into geographic regions and provides history and poignant facts for the areas, as well as a checklist for every park within

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Experience is among the biggest hurdles you need to clear in order to enter any competitive profession. However, clearing this hurdle can be especially challenging for those entering the medical field because it’s unlikely you can get into medical school without some experience under your belt.

Unlike other professions, the field of medicine offers internship opportunities only upon graduation from medical school. So, the question for many high school and college students aspiring to become doctors is this: How do I get the patient care experience I need to get into medical school if I’m not a doctor?

Our solution? Perhaps the best clinical experience for pre-med can be obtained by training for and working as an emergency medical technician (EMT). As an EMT, you get diverse hands-on patient care experience in a fast-paced, high-intensity treatment environment while working closely with firefighters, police officers, doctors, and other emergency-response and medical

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One aspect of entertaining you may love is cooking for your guests. While your kitchen may be suitable for some parties, an extensive guest list or excellent weather can entice you to move the party outdoors.

Consider a fully stocked outdoor kitchen’s benefits instead of relying on a grill and folding table.

3 Ways an Outdoor Kitchen Can be Ideal for Entertaining

Less Moving In and Out of the Home

Using your kitchen to prepare meals and serving it outside can bring bugs inside. It can also affect your guest’s access to food since some dishes may be split between the two areas.

An outdoor kitchen with all the accommodations you want can make it easy to prepare and serve food in the same area.

Make an Ideal Setting for Parties

Your family might enjoy your kitchen, but it may not have the same accommodation for entertaining guests. Not only could the seating be limited indoors, but you may prefer

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Luke Cuenco   11.18.22

OutdoorHub 2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Water Bottles NOT Made in China

Stay hydrated! Words to live by! No matter how you get your water on the go, having a good water bottle is a surefire way to always be ready for adventure when it calls. While store-bought “disposable” plastic water bottles are inexpensive and convenient, they’re also terrible for the environment, more expensive per gallon of water, and are nowhere near as durable. Nice, well-made reusable water bottles have none of those drawbacks and also happen to make great gifts. As we approach the upcoming holiday season, you might want to consider a nice high-quality (read: not made in China) water bottle for your adventure-loving friends and family. Today we’ll be providing you with some of our favorites as well as some budget-minded options for you to consider so you can make sure everyone you care about stays well-hydrated this holiday season!

More Holiday Gift Guides @ OutdoorHub:

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seizure buck video

Trail camera footage shows a buck working a scrape before falling down and having what appears to be a seizure. courtesy of Growing Deer TV

A video that was shared to Instagram earlier this month by Growing Deer TV shows trail camera footage of a buck working a scrape at an undisclosed location. While lifting its head to work an overhanging limb, the buck suddenly hits the ground and has what appears to be a seizure. At least that’s the theory held by Grant Woods, a well-respected whitetail biologist, habitat manager, and the host of Growing Deer TV.

Woods says that a viewer named John Gibbs sent him the trail camera footage and asked for his opinion. The video does not have a timestamp, and Gibbs chose not to share the location where it was recorded.

“I’d never seen anything like it, but after talking back and forth we

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