Fundamental Wilderness Skills
$195 if registered by October 20. $230 thereafter.
Registration closes November 3.
You may choose to buy multiple tickets when you click "Check Out".
8:30 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m on Friday.
For anyone who wants to learn wilderness living, this is the class to take! Learn the four essentials of survival in this 2-day, overnight class: how to create and find fire, shelter, water and food. Designed for experienced outdoorsmen and novices alike, this class will familiarize the student with the empowering skill of creating fire using friction — the most important skill to know in the wild! Location, location, location: What is true in the real estate business is also true for survival. Students are introduced to the shelter lesson portion where students will work as a team to construct a warm and dry debris hut.
How long can you go without food or water? How do you find it? Is it safe to drink or eat? The purpose of the second day’s lesson is to familiarize students with methods of obtaining food and water in a wilderness environment. This course will familiarize you with harvesting food — from edible plants to small game. Students will build a deadfall for small game and make fishing tackle using only the material found in nature. The class will be familiarized with identifying and sampling common edible plants that are abundant everywhere — even in your backyard!
Finally, students will learn various ways to find and purify water: from natural sunshine to your own, self-made water filter. Students will keep the tools they make (deadfalls, fishing tackle, filters, etc.) and class handouts.
This class may be taken as separate, single days or as a two-day session. Breakfast is included. B.Y.O.T. (Bring your own tent).