2 Day Survival For Beginners Class
August 19, 2023 9:00 AM –5:00 PM
This 2 Day Survival for Beginners class is designed for outdoor enthusiasts, those new to the outdoors, and feel they need to improve their basic knowledge and skills to better prepare for their adventures into the wilderness. In this course, students can expect to learn the minimum survival skills needed to sustain themselves in the wilderness should they find themselves lost or in a life threatening situation.
We take the most important elements of survival and self-reliance and focus on the core survival priorities. Students will be given an overview of the minimum survival gear and hiking gear a person should have on them anytime they venture into the outdoors. They will learn the basic skills to use their gear effectively, should the need arise.
The survival for beginners class will cover the basic aspects of modern techniques including emergency shelters, fire starting techniques, water purification, signaling, situational awareness and self rescue.
Day 1 we will cover survival basics in both a hands on and lecture format. We will teach the Rule of Threes, proper gear selection and use, as well as several fire starting methods. You will learn how to effectively use modern fire making tools, best practices on starting a fire, and more.
Day 2 we will take you through the steps of building modern emergency shelters, lost proofing, signaling, water purification, animal encounters and other survival basics that will keep you safe in the backcountry.
Psychology of survival
The priorities of survival
Base fire starting techniques
Emergency survival shelters
Selecting and using man made water purifiers
Basic knot tying
Survival gear preparation
Course Outcomes and Demonstrated Skills
Basic understanding of the psychology of survival
Proper trip safety planning and preparation
Demonstrate basic survival skills and the ability to be more self-reliant
How to avoid animal encounters and what to do in case of attack
Tie several basic knots and determine their practical uses
Identifying the correct survival gear and hiking gear to carry
Basic fire lays
Modern fire starting techniques and long term fire maintenance
Constructing effective emergency shelters
Learn how to find and purify water
How to effectively signal for help
Also Occurs On
- Saturday, August 19
- Sunday, August 20