Survival basics is designed for those who don't have the time away from work for the longer classes, but still want to learn the minimum skills needed to survive being lost in the woods. We focus on the three “core ” priorities. We also focus on some basic body movements that help to prevent injury when navigating through wilderness terrain. Your first priorities in a survival situation are shelter, fire, and water. We will cover these topics extensively so you can be prepared for whatever comes your way. The first day we will begin with proper body movement. We will discuss the most efficient ways to navigate different types of terrain on foot. You will learn what muscles to use and when, so you save calories and energy, prevent water loss, and reduce injuries. Next we will address clothing and the steps of building primitive shelters. We will show you how to build an emergency shelter, that will keep you warm and dry. You will learn the best ways of placing your framework, proper thickness and height of debris insulation, and proper waterproofing techniques. Day 1 afternoon and and day 2, we will cover fire and teach you several methods. You will learn friction fire, how to make an all night fire, and a below the ground fire. Fire is extremely important in a survival situation. It provides you a way to boil your water, cook food, keep you warm, and prevent hypothermia. Fire will carry over into the second day. The beginning of Day 3 you will learn how to make primitive containers for cooking and boiling water with rocks . You will also learn how to procure water and filter it.. This will include hiking to a water source. In a survival situation, hydration is of the utmost importance. Without proper hydration, your body can overheat, and you will lose energy quickly. However, it is also important to ingest clean water. Clean water prevents exposure to bacteria and/or organisms, that can leave you very sick, which may further complicate your situation. this could prevent you from being able to accomplish life saving tasks. Day 4 will end with a Q and A discussion on what you have learned. It is our hopes that after attending this class you will be able to provide for your most basic survival needs should you ever become stranded in the wilderness. Minimum Gear Needed: Food and Water: Water will be provided and food is your own choice. Overnight Camping: Your welcome to spend the night before and night after the course at our camp! Length: 2 days/1 night Minimum Recommended Equipment:
Overnight camping gear to include shelter and sleeping bag.
Fixed Blade Full Tang Knife
Food (Plenty of time will be given to prepare meals on site)