New Class Offering | Mushroom Hunting | October 19th 2019

We won’t have any pigs helping up find the rarest of fungi, The Truffle. We will however have the most talented instructor, Tyler Akabane guide us through the forest to forage for some of the best tasting mushrooms in the world. This is a must for any food lover or survivalist. This is a perfect family experience to share together.

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New Class Offering | The Way of the Knife | September 7, 2019

Don’t we all love the classic imagery of people sitting around a campfire enjoying a summer day?

A guitar strums softly as you whittle away turning wood into functional art. In this class you will learn all aspects of knife safety and carving techniques. Students will learn to carve a wooden spoon. Enroll now and share the experience with a friend or family member.

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Amazing New England Hikes | Boston Magazine

New England has some of the most exquisite hikes in the world, offering adventure, fitness, and Instagram-worthy views. Here, we’ve selected 55 amazing hikes to try this year, from the bucolic fields of Middlesex Fells to the waterfalls of Maine. Our interactive guide features everything from mapped locations, to difficulty levels, to how far you’ll be driving from Boston. Plus, we’ve also created a cheat sheet on how to do it right—from foraging on the route to finding treasure boxes along the way. So grab your hiking shoes—it’s time to hit the trails. —Edited by Melissa Malamut and Kara Baskin

Browse our list to find the best hikes in New England. Click on each to learn more about it.




Wilderness First Aid Courses | New Dates Added

Heading out into the woods can be one of the greatest experiences. The sights, the gentle sounds and the fresh smells of the forest can have an incredibly calming effect on all of us. While we all enjoy these experiences, we must be prepared in the event of an emergency.

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

You owe it to yourself to be prepared. We are pleased to offer many additional dates for our Wilderness First Aid Courses. We have dates now available over the course of the Summer and through the Fall.

August 31 & September 1, 2019

Cost: $195

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September 28 & 29, 2019

Cost: $195

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October 26 & 27, 2019

Cost: $195

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November 30 & December 1, 2019

Cost: $195

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Some commonly asked questions about the Wilderness First Aid Course.

The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.

The WFA may give continuing ed credits (depending on the specific requirements for your certification) and is approved for recertifying SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder program.