In this course we will go over what basic equipment you should carry with you on a survival expedition.
We will discuss basic fire starting, water purification, shelter building techniques and basic wilderness first aid.
We will treat this like an evacuation situation and try to remain unseen from other hikers and adventurers.
Bright clothing and gear is discouraged, though not enforced and large campfires will not be used.
We will start promptly so please arrive by 10:00 am.
The first day we will start out by going over your gear, covering basic survival techniques, and going on a short hike to make sure you are comfortable.
We will not be car camping so we encourage you to bring minimal gear but you may bring whatever gear you like.
Once everybody is ready, we will pack up and head out to an undetermined location and set up camp.
There may be some drive time on day one depending on our hiking destination.
The second day we will hike to our next location and set up camp.
Along the way we will discuss wild edibles, primitive navigation, primitive hunting methods and other survival tips.
Day 3 we will explorer, discuss and practice survival techniques.
Day 4 will be hiking back out and returning home.
Pack Weight: If you are not an experienced hiker, your backpack and gear should not be any more than 25% of your body weight. Please check your gear weight before arriving.
Also keep in mind that we will be operating at an elevation of around 10,000 feet above sea level. If you are not used to this altitude, you will move slower and tire quicker.