August 12, 2020

Episode 18: Self Defense, Solo Hiking & the Zombie Apocalypse with Nicole Snell

In this episode: Self defense, solo hiking, the flat part of the Inca Trail, and the Zombie Apocalypse. We talk with Nicole Snell, CEO of Girls Fight Back, dynamic international speaker, host and full-contact self-defense instructor specializing in sexual assault and violence prevention education, personal safety and empowerment.  


Show Notes

  • 01:00 – Introduction to Nicole Snell
  • 02:34 – Saveria gives the Outdoor Defense series a thumbs up
  • 03:35 – “Is it safe to hike solo?”
  • 08:28 – When do you not hike solo?
  • 12:23 – Thoughts on hiking with headphones and awareness
  • 14:30 – Learning to ride a motorcycle and the zombie apocalypse
  • 16:10 – Getting started in self-defense training
  • 18:48 – Adrenaline-based training
  • 23:22 – How Nicole got into hiking and the outdoors
  • 26:25 – Day 2 on the Inca Trail
  • 30:43 – “What if…” I come across someone on the trail that makes me uncomfortable?
  • 34:00 – Your safety is more important than someone’s feelings
  • 36:30 – Bear spray, pepper spray, knives, and other weapons and the importance of knowing your stuff
  • 46:22 – How to learn more about Nicole

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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