Educational Videos by NOLS


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Educational Videos by NOLS



We are excited to announce the start to a partnership with the National Outdoor Leadership School, more commonly referred to as NOLS, to bring their 50 year background in adventure education to our audience.

With the help of NOLS, we will be featuring their educational videos on the Outdoor Project Dispatch and on a newly created NOLS video channel.

If you aren't familiar with NOLS, the organization focuses on in the field wilderness education and leadership training. Over 250,000 students have graduated from their courses over the past 50 years.

Here are four videos from NOLS to get you ready for your next trip to the backcountry.

Camp and Sleep Systems for Winter Warmth. Learn how to stay warm while camping in the winter.

How to Create a Walkable Splint for an Injured Ankle. Learn the technique to tape an injured ankle in the backcountry to get back home, from the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute.

Bringing Your Backcountry Coffee to the Next Level. Discover seven techniques to making delicious coffee in the backcountry.

NOLS MythCrushers Episode 1: Fish Eyes. Fish eyes are the bubbles rising from the bottom of the pot while water is heated. Is this reliable disinfection for your water?


We believe good things come from people spending time outside. It’s about more than standing on the mountain top. It’s about nourishment and learning. It’s about protecting what sustains us. It’s about building relationships with the outdoors and each other. LEARN MORE and share the pledge to Adventure Like You Give A Damn.

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Since legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt founded the school in 1965, more than 254,000 students have graduated from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the leader in wilderness education. Whether through field-based courses offered in some of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world or classroom-based courses, the school provides transformative educational experiences to students of all ages. Graduates emerge as active leaders with lifelong environmental ethics and outdoor skills. To discover the NOLS experience or to bring a course to your business or organization, call (800) 710-NOLS (6657) or visit

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