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North America Outdoor Institute Newsletter March 2013

Greetings! 

Spring is the time for fresh starts and new beginnings and that is what we are planning here at NAOI. Our Board is working on freshening up our policies and procedures and preparing for a bright, exciting future. Our goal is to improve our services, our website and our opportunities for members. Thanks for being part of this growth.

  Alyeska 2013

This March we have classes on avalanche safety, wilderness survival and wilderness medical on tap. If there is a program you'd like that you don't see on our schedule or in your community, please contact our office and let us know so that we can do everything possible to meet your needs. 

 

Valdez 2013

 

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT! 

Deadline to Apply for the Alaska PFD is March 31, 2013  

THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY NAOI ARE MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS! YOU CAN HELP ENSURE THESE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES CONTINUE BY DONATING A PORTION OF YOUR PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND. 

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Free Avalanche Seminars

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Avalanche Safety Seminars
These interactive seminars provide great information and hands-on activities for mountain enthusiasts including skiers, boarders, riders, mushers and anyone who travels, plays or works in mountain terrain!  Geared towards novices 
and those with experience who want to sharpen their skills. REGISTER
        Jake 2013 Alyeska 1-26-2013    
Meadow Lakes
                          Alaska Dept. of Public Safety   

Wilderness Medical 
Arctic Valley 2013
                        April 22nd-May 3rd 
                        Fox Run Lodge, Palmer 

                        May 10th-12th, 
                Spring Creek Farm, Palmer
         Register Now!

Visit SOLO's website for a full schedule of their courses, wilderness medical journals, and much more!  www.soloschools.com

  
Want to schedule a Wild Med Class for your company, contact us today for a private course!
                               
NAOI wilderness medical training    SOLO Wilderness Medical training             WFA-Spring Creek Farm
                        

ARCTIC MAN IS COMING! & SO ARE THE ZOMBIES!
Zombies
Get Ready! Arctic Man is coming April 11-14. Come join us for another Zombie Snowmobile Apocalypse and you could win an ABS Airbag, Adventure Medical Kit, and much more! 
  
Wear an avalanche beacon and if the zombie's pick up your signal, you'll automatically be awarded a prize! Lots more information coming soon. Check it out at www.besnowsmart.org

Safety Tip

As the days grow longer and warmer, it's a great time to get outdoors! Just 

remember that warming temperatures can impact the snow making it heavier and causing stress. Often, all it takes is a trigger to set off an avalanche. That trigger could be you or someone in your group. Avoid traveling or stopping in terrain traps such as dips, gulleys or ravines. Don't hang out at the base of a slope watching your buddies as you could be in the run-out zone should an avalanche unleash. 

 

NAOI event images
Turnagain Pass Avalanche 2009

Travel one at a time on exposed terrain and watch from a safe location.  And always pay attention to avalanche forecasts and closed area signs. They are not issued to keep you from having fun,  but rather to keep you safe. Visit our friends at the Alaska Avalanche Information Center or the Chugach Avalanche Information Center for current reports and updates. 

                                                                                      

You can learn more by attending a free avalanche awareness course funded by the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. You'll find the full schedule at  www.BeSnowSmart.org  Not in Alaska? Check out one of our partner agencies such as the Utah Avalanche Center or Colorado Avalanche Center for programs in your area.        

Snow Trail Report

Join NAOI for information on trails around the Mat-Su Valley as we start this seasons Radio Trail Reports thanks to support from Team CC and Mat-Su Vintage Racers.  

 

The reports will air 3 times per day, 3 days per week on  Q 99.7 and The Wolf  96.3, plus 2 times per day 3 days per week on 100.9 Country Legends.

 

             Wolf KMBQ country legends Movin Radio Station

Learn To Return
Learn to Return
LTR Training Systems is a Survival Training and Rescue Center located in Anchorage. LTR is a world-wide support company. Created in 1986 by Brian Horner, a U.S. Military Survival & Rescue instructor, they prepare industrial workers for Alaska's arduous work environment. Since that time, they have grown to offer programs internationally, to conduct our own research into the limits of human endurance, and to design innovative training programs specifically for "survival education."   Check out their web page!

SPECIAL AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rasmuson

Thank you to Rasmuson Foundation for their generous grant award for NAOI to purchase equipment for safety training.
 
Arctic Slope Community Foundation
 
Thanks to generous support from the Arctic Slope Community Foundation, NAOI is taking the Wilderness Safety Challenge Game to the Arctic Slope! 

Alaska Pacific University

We are excited to partner with APU Professor DB Palmer and students from the Masters Outdoor Studies Course on this project. 

SPONSOR THANKS!

A huge thanks to our sponsors that have helped us to grow stronger and save more lives.
  • Adventure Medical Kits 
  • Alaska Department of Public Safety
  • Alaska Division of Parks - SnowTrac
  • AMDS
  • Alaska Toy Rental 
  • Arc'Teryx
  • BCA  
  • Black Diamond
  • BRP/Skidoo 
  • Dr. William Imlach 
  • Edelrid 
  • The Ludlow Foundation
  • Mat Valley Federal Credit Union
  • Mountain Hardwear
  • Ortovox
  • Team CC
  • Totem Ocean Trailer Express
  • Wendy's Alaska

 

        Atc'Teryx  Arctic Slope Community FoundationAlaska Toy Rental   Mat Valley Federal Credit Union 
                     Adventure Medical KitsAlaska State Parks Black Dimond Team CC
                 AMDS   Iron Dog logo Backcountry AccessAlaska Dept. of Public Safety                                        Wendy's Alaska SOLO Wilderness Medical training Alaska State SnowTrack Grant logo mtn hdwr logo
 
The North America Outdoor Institute is a not-for-profit 501 C 3 organization. We do not receive regular funding from any source and depend on the generosity and support provided by Foundations, Sponsors and  individuals to make our programs and community outreach possible.
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR 
MEMBERS AND PARTNERS! 
 
AAIC, Alaska Avalanche School, Anch, Satellite Phones, Alaska Flyer, Arctic Man, BRP/Skidoo, AMDS, BCA, Polaris, ABS Airbags, Arc'Teryx, Alaska Toy Rental, Team CC, Dr. William Imlach, Ortovox, Mtn. Hardware, Dorothy Adler,  Sam Albanese, Chris Dillingham, Tim Grady, Nigel Guest, Sharon & Rod Hein-Rungstad, Katrina  Holancin, Korey & Olivia Holland, Donna Kramer, Jordaun  Maneius, Josh McDonald, Debra McGhan, John & Arlene Murphy, DB  & Greta Palmer, Jeremy  Ptak,  Aryne & Christopher Randall, Emily Ripley, Andy Romano, Joe Rucker, Lacey Rucker,  Greg & Sherri Shepard,  Stephen Shortridge, Julie St. Louis, Skylar Stewart, Keith Stinebaugh, Howard Thies, Katrina Holancin, Megan Ross, Pete & Sarah Carter, Brooke Dager, Heather Barber, Glenn Clare, Bridget Calvery, Stacie Burkhardt, Joel Voss, David Ellison, Randy Dowd, Rose Kalamarides, Ross Dodge
 
 

 
 
 
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