Obviously more is better, but that's oversimplifying it. You could also say people shouldn't stop at level 1 and should take level 2, etc... Or instead of getting an entry level beacon we should all get $600 units + avalung, airbag, etc...
The way I see it, I'd rather get all my friends to take a class, than not at all. 3 full days is a tough commitment. The difference in course price is a factor, but not nearly as difficult to overcome as the time. The awareness class is the exact same course minus one field day. I'm just wondering if that will be sufficient.
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