- (graydoriannoir) wrote in outwardbound,

hello hello

I am a first-time outdoors person, and I'm enrolled in the NOLS Wind River Course. I was wondering about 3 things: equipment, health, and physical fitness.

1. Equipment. I don't own any. Better to just buy everything myself (as outlined by the NOLS equiment suggestion list) or just rent? What are the downsides of renting?

2. I don't really run or do anything needing endurance, but I do have lots of muscle, for some odd reason. Which should I work on more? Starting out, what were the biggest physical obstacles?

3. Did anyone get hurt? What was the most severe injury around? What are the risks (really?)?

PS: did you return much fitter (your first time)? Did being in the program help develop your self-control or self-discipline?
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