Outdoor Defense


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What in the world would open up for you if you felt Safe?

Learn simple self-defense strategies to empower your next outdoor adventure!

Season 3 is here!

I created this series in 2019 after being encouraged by friends & family for over 2 years to combine my passions: my love of solo adventure, the outdoors and my love of teaching self-defense. I want to help women and people of all genders open up their world and feel confident in their ability to handle themselves while enjoying what they love.  In Outdoor Defense videos, in collaboration with IMPACT Personal Safety, I share self-defense safety strategies (both physical & verbal) that can encourage people to confidently hike, camp, backpack, fly fish, trail run/road run, road trip and more solo!

Let's open up your world!


Logo by Shanice Snyder & Anna Nasset


I offer speaking programs & workshops focused on self-defense and personal safety for the outdoors:

Yes I'm Hiking Solo

Girls Fight Back Outdoors

Watch Season 3 of #OutdoorDefense!


Ready for a one on one consultation or class with me?

Schedule a private session with me today!

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Solo hike to Duck Lake

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Behind the Scenes Filming #OutdoorDefense

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2020 Camping in

Big Pines

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Solo road trip to Devil's Postpile

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#OutdoorDefense Behind the scenes

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Solo hike to Angels Landing in Mukuntuweap

You are worth fighting for and you are fully capable of
being your own best protector!