Wilderness Survival School is designed to provide the skills and self-confidence to increase your odds of survival in an unexpected stay in the wilderness. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, preventing a survival emergency, psychology/attitude, shelters, signaling, fire craft, and hypothermia. Survival related medical emergencies and other priorities will also be covered. This course includes three Wednesday evening lectures and one overnight field lesson that provides practical training/ experience in a simulated survival situation. This school is particularly informative to the novice/intermediate hiker, but even very experienced CMC members have found this school valuable.
Enrollment is open to all CMC members with ANY level of backcountry experience or hiking classification.
Planned schedule for 2016:
May 18, 2016 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at the AMC
May 25, 2016 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at the AMC
June 1, 2016 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at the AMC
June 4 & 5 2016 Overnight field training exercise
The overnight is not a “sink-or-swim” field trip and we will not be surviving off of roots, berries, wild mushrooms or killing and eating bugs/wildlife. The goal is to learn from a simulated survival situation and to practice skills with the equipment we should normally carry in our daypacks.
Tuition is $53.00. A textbook and some supplies will be provided.
For more information, contact the WSS Director:
John Lindner at 303-431-7575 or John Lindner