You’ve found yourself stranded in the wilderness and the conditions are starting to deteriorate, it happens to more than 2,000 people every year. Do you have the skills to survive? Cold Weather Core Survival takes you through the four basic necessities of survival in the cold: shelter, water, fire, and food (plus a few bonus tips). Students will learn to build a primitive shelter, practicing insulation and waterproofing techniques; explore multiple fire methods, covering how to make fire at night and in different shelter types. They will also learn water procurement and filtration, as well as becoming familiar with local plant life that can be beneficial for nutrition or medicine.
Bonus Content: We will discuss survival packs and gear ideas, looking at everyday carry bags and covering minimum survival gear that should always be carried. We will end in self-rescue techniques.
Takeaway: Upon completion students will have the knowledge to provide for your most essential survival needs when the weather is less than ideal, think strategically about steps necessary to staying alive and take action to save their lives and those of their party, should they ever become stranded in the wilderness.
- Overnight camping gear to include shelter and sleeping bag.
- Folding Saw
- Food (Plenty of time will be given to prepare meals on-site)
- Outdoor clothing and wet weather gear
- Insect Repellant
Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for the duration of the event. We do have access to a kitchen and refrigerator for food storage.
Will I have cell phone service? Yes, cell phone service is actually very strong at our camp.
What is the bathroom situation? Bathroom facilities are available onsite.
Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited
Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.
Cancellations may be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:
30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.