There is no better way to connect with nature than by approaching a full survival situation. During this 2-day course we'll spend our days exploring the landscape in search of wild edible/medicinal plants (while learning about & avoiding toxic species), natural cordage materials, fire making supplies, animal/game trails, shelter materials, and more. Nights will be spent relaxing around the campfire, weaving rope, processing plant materials, carving traps, and burning wooden bowls. While this is an introductory class, it aims to give participants a comprehensive look at the foundational steps taken in the first few weeks of a survival situation. Students will walk into the woods without many typical camping supplies and begin the process of learning to live off the land. We will create a quick/easy survival shelter solid enough to keep you warm and dry in extreme environments, make primitive fires using both a bow-drill and hand-drill, weave cordage from natural fibers found on the landscape, purify water, create cooking vessels and primitive knives, make and set numerous primitive traps, and cook a variety of wild foods using primitive techniques.
This interdisciplinary weekend program will engage students on all levels through a combination of classroom lecture, field exploration, and hands-on exercises, with the aim of taking the most novice outdoors-person and giving them the experience and training to transform them into a skilled survivalist--able to live off the land comfortably and indefinitely. Come experience the empowering freedom gained from understanding that nature will always provide for you, given you have the skills.
Date/Time: July 30-31 (Sat/Sun)
(Class begins at 10am on Saturday and ends at 6pm on Sunday)