July 2016 Wilderness Survival Techniques

CCC0008$198.75 CDN

Wilderness Survival Techniques is a  2 1/2 day course designed to cover the survival basics while enjoying a wilderness setting. Participants are instructed in the principles of survival, have the skills demonstrated, and then gain hands on experience practicing these skills. All class sessions are held outdoors in the Rocky Mountain Wilderness, where the validity of each theory may be shown more effectively. Some classes may be modified as they progress due to the unpredictability of nature and weather.

Participants will meet on Friday at the Fallen Timber Creek staging area in Alberta, after a briefing session the group will then walk-in to their class area in the wilderness recreation area. Not just another cut and dried class, student participation and interaction is strongly encouraged as each skill set is introduced. Our main focus in this course is to have you listen to the theory, watch the skill, and then learn the skill by doing…

Some areas covered:

  • Pre trip planning
  • Proper clothing selection
  • The psychology of survival
  • The Mini kit
  • The Rule of Threes
  • Immediate actions
  • Effective shelters
  • Fire basics and emergency fire making
  • Water procurement and sanitizing
  • Navigation
  • Edible plants
  • Improvisation
  • Ropes and knots
  • Signalling
  • Obtaining food by snare, trap, and hook

Students will receive an introductory package beforehand containing a what to bring list. All participants receive reference guide ( actual classes will be visual and hands on), items needed for a personal mini kit, and a familiarity with the processes involved in preparing to survive. All accommodations will be tent or shelter.

As this is an outdoor course, the minimum age will be sixteen years (16), however the minimum may be waived in order to accommodate Scouts, Guides, and other youth groups. A waiver will have to be agreed upon and signed by each participant. No wildlife will be harmed during the snare, trap and hook sessions.

 Come enjoy the beautiful Rocky Mountain Wilderness with us! Contact admin@raems.com to register, or use this link