According to the "Rule of 3s", one can go only three hours without shelter. The most common cause of death when folks are lost is exposure. Join us in learning how to avoid becoming a statistic. You will be challenged and there will be sweat but it will be worth it in the end. Afterall, isn't shelter building a part of our DNA? Didn't we as kids love to build forts and clubhouses?
In this course students will receive training on shelter construction, rope use and layering principles. Students learn about different primitive shelters and will build improvised shelters. Students will also learn about modern shelter usage. Training includes camp site selection, introduction to knife, saw and axe usage, how to utilize items in their 72 hour kit and improvised implements. Additionally, students learn techniques to conserve energy and tricks to make camp life more enjoyable.
This course is for two-days and one-night. Students are welcome to camp on Friday night prior to the course. Meals are NOT provided. Latrines are available. No bathing facilities available. Instructors have time flexibility based on the ability of the group but generally speaking; classes should begin around 8 a.m. and finish around 6 p.m. Saturday and begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Cost of class is $175.00, hurry, class size is limited to 10 camp sites (15 people max).
The deadline to register for the class scheduled for May 6-7, 2017 will be April 24, 2017 in order to adequately prepare for the instruction of the class.
You may register now by calling or e-mailing us. We have offered two different payment options for your convenience-you can pay in full or pay in three payments with the final payment being paid no later than 2 weeks prior to the class being held.