Randall's Adventure & Training West Coast Survival Class
3 Day Basic Survival Class
Skills learned: Navigation, Fire Building, Shelter Construction, Knife Safety and Use, Signaling, Food & Water Procurement
When: January 20-22 2012
Where: Wrightwood, CA (Big Rock Campground) an elevation of about 5,000 feet.
Instructors will be Reuben Bolieu and Reza Allah-Bakhshi.
Our goal is to provide people of all fitness levels with basic survival skills in a mountainous environment. This will cater to those who want to get their feet wet and start learning some skills or refresh them. Although some things like shelter materials and fire materials will be terrain specific, most of the skills will translate to the rest of the world.
Keep it simple with extra attention to clothing. Bring plenty of cold weather clothing as the high elevation is prone to wind, and even snow around this time of the year. Make sure you have at least the following: Cutting Tool (knife/machete), Fire Starting Tool (Magnesium bar, Ferrocium Rod), Compass, Signaling Mirror, Whistle, Water Container (preferably metal), 550 cord, Water Filter or Water Purification Tabs, Space Blanket or Tarp. A Camera and/or Journal for notes.
Bring what you have. If you have a knife, we’ll show you how to use it. If you have a machete or hatchet, we’ll show you how to use it. Also, if you don’t have something, don’t sweat it.
Bring all food and snacks you wish to eat. Food can be cooked in the camp.
Day 1 (Friday)- Meet at trailhead 10 am. Short hike to camp, student put up their own shelter, be it tent/bivy/tarp/hammock. First Aid, Knife Safety and Use, Fire Making, Navigation.
Day 2 (Saturday)- Shelter, Traps, Knots, Students Make Campfire. Discuss signaling around campfire. Bow Drill demo.
DAY 3 (Sunday)- Make Water Filter, Make ground to air signals.
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Randall’s Adventure & Training
P.O. Box 99
Gallant, AL 35972
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