Wilderness Survival Course
Weekend Wilderness Survival
Dates: Mar 29-30, 2014 or
Offered again: Jun 28-29, 2014 or
Offered again: Aug 2-3, 2014 or
Offered again: Nov 1-2, 2014
Duration: Sat 9am - Sun 4pm
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructors: Alderleaf staff
Learn the most important wilderness survival skills: natural shelter construction, water purification, primitive fire making, and obtaining wild edible foods. This class is a combination of practical information, demonstrations, and hands-on experience with each of the skills.
Wilderness survival skills not only provide valuable tools that can be life-saving in the wilderness, but also teach concepts useful in the event of a natural disaster. Survival skills enhance our connection to nature and connect us with our ancestral roots. In this course, you gain the knowledge and experience to meet basic wilderness survival challenges.
In this course you will:
- Build an emergency survival shelter
- Make a bow drill fire making kit
- Learn about animal tracking for survival
- Identify and collect wild edible plants
- Purify water using rock boiling
- Make a primitive survival trap
Register for the Wilderness Survival Course
"Wow! Who knew survival could be so fun! I felt like a warrior and a master of fire. I got rid of a lot of my old fears and feel prepared to go out on a safe, warm, and happy backpacking trip."
-Michelle S., Survival Course participant
"I really enjoyed all the hands-on training. It was an amazing experience. The course really made me aware of my environment and my abilities as a human."
-Carrie L., Survival Course participant
"This course has deepened my interest in all aspects of wilderness education. I loved every minute of it and would take the year-long program if I could."
-Survival Course Participant
"Awesome time! Learned so much and so much fun - great people and experience!"
-Jess, Survival Course Participant
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