Trail Dames Summit Newsletter 

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Name:  Hi, my name is Megan Talton, and I’m from West Monroe Louisiana. I have been a paramedic for the last 18 years, and I have been a registered nurse for the 6 years. I’m currently employed as a training officer for Monroe Fire Department in Monroe, Louisiana and as a registered nurse for MedCamps of Louisiana, a summer camp for mentally and physically challenged children.

What is the title of your session? 
I will be teaching a session on First Aid in the Outdoors using only what you can find or what you can bring with you in a small first aid kit. This session should teach participants how to think under pressure and the importance of using whatever you can find in order to provide some type of stabilization right at that moment. Get ready to think outside the box!

What is your favorite part about being outdoors? 

I grew up as a small town country girl, and that country living fostered my love for the outdoors as being outdoors was our form of entertainment. My favorite part of being outdoors is simply that … being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air and whatever the great outdoors throws at me, from wonderfully sunny weather to cold and rainy weather.  

Do you have a favorite hike or adventure?  My favorite outdoor activities include whitewater rafting, hiking, and ziplining.  
What is your never-leave-home-without piece of gear? 
My never-leave-home-without piece of gear is a simple pocket knife. It can be used to get an outdoors person out of all sorts of jams!


What encouragement would you give to a woman that is new to the outdoors or nervous about getting out there? For women new to the outdoors or simply nervous about getting out there, the one piece of advice I would have would be to just do it. Don’t overthink it. Learn from your mistakes. You will eventually become a pro, and others will be asking you for tips and tricks to navigating outdoor adventures.


What else can you expect at the 2018 Summit??

We already have a wonderful line-up of classes, seminars and guest speakers!!!!  Some cool things in the works are:

Making Your Own Gear
Hiking the World Down Under: Fun in Australia and New Zealand

and other awesome classes!
In the months to come, we will be adding more, and will be focusing on them in the Summit Newsletter!!!  So keep an eye out for future posts!!!

Also, keep an eye out here for Sponsors of the 2018 Summit!!!  These businesses go out of their way to support the Summit and women on the trail everywhere!!!  So please visit their sites and take a moment to thank them!!

Stay tun 


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