Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2016

Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2016

 

By Ned Lundquist www.yourverynextstep.com
“People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach.”

– Marguerite de Navarre

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
This editions of YVNS comes to you from Orlando, Florida.

 

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*** In this issue:
***  Travel News:

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

***  25 Stunning National Park Vistas

***  Bodies of water too dangerous for anybody to touch

***  TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING ON EVERY HIKE

***  8 Secret American Islands You’ve Never Heard Of

***  The One Lie You Should Always Tell While Traveling

***  Berkshire Geobash #6

***  8 Tiny Backup Batteries That Could Save Your Trip

***  Where to Find the Best Burgers in the U.S.

***  America’s Best Beer Gardens

***  What to Do if You Get Lost When Traveling

***  Sierra Headwater Project Manager, California Trout, Mammoth Lakes CA

***  Access to Trout Streams in Jeopardy Due to Littering

***  Operations Manager, The Wilderness Medicine Training Center, Winthrop/Mazama, WA

***  Director of Marketing, Clam Outdoors, Rogers, MN

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Historic site preservation, Bandelier National Monument, NM

2.)  VOLUNTEER PROJECTS, Enkosini Eco Experience, Lydenburg 1120, South Africa (US office: Seattle, WA

3.)  Volunteers, Sri Lanka Temple Renovation, International Volunteer HQ, Kandy, Sri Lanka

4.)  Nepal Volunteer Adventure – Nepal Summer Volunteer Program 2016 – 2017, Volunteering Travel Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

5.)  Wild Coast Schools Volunteer Project, Naturally Africa Volunteers, Chintsa, South Africa

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:
1.)  Spring 2017 Adventure Education Specialist, Bradford Woods, Indiana University, Martinsville, IN

2.)  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

3.)  Outdoor Education Instructor, Cheshire YMCA Camp Takodah,  North Swanzey, NH

4.)  Wilderness Therapy Guide, True North Wilderness Program, Waitsfield, VT

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share? Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

September 19-23             Everett, WA

October 25                          Doha, Qatar

 

***  25 Stunning National Park Vistas

http://www.fodors.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/news/photos/25-stunning-national-park-vistas

 

***  Bodies of water too dangerous for anybody to touch

http://www.grunge.com/14939/bodies-water-dangerous-anybody-touch

 

***  TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING ON EVERY HIKE

 

From the American Hiking Society

 

  1. Appropriate footwear. For a short day hike that doesn’t involve a heavy pack or technical terrain, trailshoesare great. For longer hikes, carrying heavier loads, or more technical terrain, hiking boots offer more support.

 

  1. Map and compass/GPS. A map andcompass not only tell you where you are and how far you have to go, it can help you find campsites, water, and an emergency exit route in case of an accident. While GPS units are very useful, always carry a map and compass as a backup.

 

  1. Extra water and a way to purify it. Without enoughwater, your body’s muscles and organs simply can’t perform as well. Consuming too little water will not only make you thirsty, but susceptible to hypothermia and altitude sickness.

 

  1. Extra food. Any number of things could keep you out longer than expected: getting lost, enjoying time by a stream, an injury, or difficult terrain. Extra food will help keep up energy and morale.

 

  1. Rain gear and extra clothing. Because the weatherman is not always right.Dressing in layers allows you to adjust to changing weather and activity levels. Two rules: avoid cotton (it keeps moisture close to your skin) and always carry a hat.

 

  1. Safety items: fire, light, and a whistle. The warmth of afire and a hot drink can help prevent hypothermia. Fires are also a great way to signal for help if you get lost. If lost, you’ll also want the whistle as it is more effective than using your voice to call for help (use 3 short bursts). And just in case you’re out later than planned, a flashlight/headlamp is a must-have item to see your map and where you’re walking.

 

  1. First aid kit. Prepackagedfirst-aid kits for hikers are available at any outfitter. Double your effectiveness with knowledge: take a first-aid class with the American Red Cross or a Wilderness First Aid class.

 

  1. Knife or multi-purpose tool. These enable you to cut strips of cloth into bandages, remove splinters, fix broken eyeglasses, and perform a whole host of repairs on malfunctioning gear.

 

  1. Sun screen and sun glasses. Especially above treeline when there is a skin-scorching combination ofsunand snow, you’ll need sunglasses to prevent snow blindness and sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

 

  1. Daypack/backpack. You’ll want something you can carry comfortably and has the features designed to keep you hiking smartly. Don’t forget the rain cover; some packs come with one built-in. Keep the other Essentials in thepack and you’ll always be ready to hit the trail safely.

 

***  8 Secret American Islands You’ve Never Heard Of

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/07/07/8-secret-american-islands-youve-never-heard/

 

***  The One Lie You Should Always Tell While Traveling

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/05/14/one-lie-always-tell-traveling/

 

***  Berkshire Geobash #6

22 July 2017

328.34 mi NE – Massachusetts – United States

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC6CE1Q_berkshire-geobash-6

 

***  8 Tiny Backup Batteries That Could Save Your Trip

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/06/15/thinnest-and-smallest-backup-batteries/

 

***  Where to Find the Best Burgers in the U.S.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/the-best-hamburgers-in-america-a-definitive-guide-national-burger-day/

 

***  America’s Best Beer Gardens

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/americas-best-beer-gardens

 

***  What to Do if You Get Lost When Traveling

https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/08/11/get-lost-traveling/

 

***  Sierra Headwater Project Manager, California Trout, Mammoth Lakes CA

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=3EW&AID=100222

 

***  Access to Trout Streams in Jeopardy Due to Littering

https://blog.wildlife.virginia.gov/outdoor-report/2016/05/access-to-trout-streams-in-jepordy-due-to-littering/

 

***  Operations Manager, The Wilderness Medicine Training Center, Winthrop/Mazama, WA

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/operations-manager-2

 

***  Director of Marketing, Clam Outdoors, Rogers, MN

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/clam-outdoors-0f20ff7a/director-of-marketing-0e6a04ab

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

Iowa’s High Trestle Trail

by Laura Stark

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/july/14/iowas-high-trestle-trail/

 

Ohio’s Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

by Laura Stark

www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2016/june/09/ohios-ohio-erie-canalway-towpath-trail/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Historic site preservation, Bandelier National Monument, NM

http://www.wildernessvolunteers.org/project/201648/Bandelier+National+Monument.html

 

2.)  VOLUNTEER PROJECTS, Enkosini Eco Experience, Lydenburg 1120, South Africa (US office: Seattle, WA

http://www.enkosini.org/?gclid=CLumh7-ojs4CFcEmhgodq3cCLw

 

3.)  Volunteers, Sri Lanka Temple Renovation, International Volunteer HQ, Kandy, Sri Lanka

 

The IVHQ Sri Lanka volunteer program is based  in the sacred city of Kandy, with placements  located  in and around the city and further afield. The Rural Community Development project is based in both Hanguranketha in Nuwara Eliya and in the surrounding areas of Sigiriya, in the Central Matale District. The Wild Elephant Conservation project is based in the Wasgamuwa National Park.

Volunteers on the Sri Lanka Temple Renovation program learn about local construction methods, while assisting with temple painting and construction, as well as helping to establish youth centers. By working alongside locals and meeting children within the village, volunteers may gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of Sri Lankan culture and history. This program starts from one week at $260. – See more at: https://www.volunteerforever.com/article_post/2016-best-volunteer-abroad-programs-organizations-projects#sthash.hjRfPLrc.dpuf

 

https://www.volunteerhq.org/volunteer-in-sri-lanka

 

4.)  Nepal Volunteer Adventure – Nepal Summer Volunteer Program 2016 – 2017, Volunteering Travel Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/volunteer-in-nepal

 

5.)  Wild Coast Schools Volunteer Project, Naturally Africa Volunteers, Chintsa, South Africa

http://www.volunteerafrica.com/Volunteer-Projects/south-africa-wild-coast-schools-volunteer-project/

 

*** Adventure/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Spring 2017 Adventure Education Specialist, Bradford Woods, Indiana University, Martinsville, IN

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/spring-2017-adventure-education-specialist

 

2.)  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/assistant-director-adventure-leadership

 

3.)  Outdoor Education Instructor, Cheshire YMCA Camp Takodah,  North Swanzey, NH

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/outdoor-education-instructor-36

http://camptakodah.org/jobs/outdoor-education-jobs/

 

4.)  Wilderness Therapy Guide, True North Wilderness Program, Waitsfield, VT

https://www.outdoored.com/jobs/wilderness-therapy-guide

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.   *** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC © 2016 The Job of the Week Network LLC Edward Lundquist, ABC – Editor and Publisher Your Very Next Step 7813 Richfield Road Springfield, VA 22153 Home office phone: (703) 455-7661 lundquist989@cs.com www.nedsjotw.com

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