Wilderness Survival and Technology Training 101
Date: Saturday July15 th
Location: Wilson Creek
Max number of participants is 12 people
Are you an avid hiker or like to forage for mushrooms and other wild foods? Have you ever felt just a little disoriented and not sure of the way back when you have been in the woods? Have you ever thought of what you would do if you needed to spend a night or two in the woods alone? Then this is the course for you.
Brian Lee, a resident of the Sunshine Coast, avid outdoors man, former paramedic and Search and Rescue member, will spend the day teaching you how to survive a day or two alone and lost in the woods.
The course will cover the following topics:
1 Fire making and maintaining skills
2. Shelter building, arts, crafts, sanitation and camp implements
3. Clothing and dealing with the environment
4. Plant and mushroom Identification
5 Basic first aid and survival kits
6 Navigation and wilderness travelling
7 Signaling to rescuers
8. Hunting, fishing, snaring and what the ocean has to offer
9. Cordage, rope and knots
10 Knives, saws and axes (hatchets)
11 Primitive hunter-gatherer skills
12 Wilderness diary and books
The course will take place near Sechelt, in the local forest. There are no physical requirements other than you must be able to walk on trails and over rough terrain. If you already regularly hike the many local trails and/or are a mushroom picker you will be more than able to participate in the workshop.
You will need sturdy shoes, clothing appropriate for being out of doors and some means of getting to the workshop site.
The cost is $30, with a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 12 people.