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.
- 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
Mentioned in this Episode
- Girls Fight Back
- Impact Personal Safety
- Outdoor Defense
- Hiking Solo as a Woman – AdventurUS Women
- Connect with Nicole on Instagram @adventuresofnik, @girlsfightback, & @impactpersonalsafety
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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.
Rachel E Brown
Loved this topic, and have shared this link in many hiking groups when womens safety on the trail is in discussion.