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Tips for Staying Safe Outdoors

Moose Mutlow joins Hannah to give you his top safety tips for the outdoors

Summary

Today on the podcast Hannah is joined by Moose Mutlow. Moose has been the voice of swiftwater safety and rescue in Yosemite National Park for more than a decade and is the author of “When Accidents Happen - a guide to working with crisis communication as a Family Liaison Officer.” He's on the Footnotes Podcast to give you his top tips for staying safe outdoors whether you're in the UK, US, or anywhere in the world.


About our guest


Moose has nearly 4 decades of traditional and alternative education experience around the globe. He has course directed 58-day Outward Bound instructor trainings in Appalachia, been a deputy headmaster in the Kalahari Desert, managed a beach concession on the Mediterranean, slogged through Australian rain forests with middle school students, juggled as a street performer in too many cities to mention, has more than 2000 days of field instruction in a wilderness setting, spent four months as the Interim Head for an elite ski academy, and recently returned from teaching a canoe program for Veterans on the Gulf of Mexico.


Since 2002 Moose has been a member and senior trainer of Yosemite Search and Rescue, working as a technician and within Incident Command, at one of the busiest SAR operations in the world. Moose currently works for NatureBridge in Yosemite National Park as the Senior Projects Director for planning, design and construction of the National Environmental Science Center. 


Moose has been the Lead Trainer for Family Liaison Officers for the National Park Service teaching trainings with staff from Yosemite, Arches, Smokey Mountains, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Theodore Roosevelt, Joshua Tree, Sequoia Kings, Point Reyes, Lassen, Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.


Find more from Moose on his website here.


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