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Wilderness Survival - Women In The Wilderness

Location: Class Lecture/Field Work TBD

Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Class Size: Minimum of 14 participants, Max 16

Instructors: Nancy Brown, Joan Para


Class Information:

This course is designed for new and experienced WOMEN hikers who want to learn wilderness survival skills, including building shelters, finding food and water sources, signaling for help, navigating the wilderness, maintaining warmth and dryness, essential first aid knowledge, the importance of the 10 essentials,and mental preparedness. Lecture and outdoor practice will be included. You may need cleats depending on trail conditions. Nodogs please.

Competencies and outcomes include:

● Learn what the backpack 10+ essentials are and how to use them.

● Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how to construct a suitable shelter using available resources.

● Identify sources of water, and demonstrate purifying the water through boiling, chemical treatment, or filtration processes.

● Learn and understand the seasonal availability of wild edible plants for effective foraging strategies, as well as medicinal use. .

● Learn navigational processes to locate where you are and how to signal for help if needed.

● Learn and demonstrate an ability to start a fire and how to dress to maintain warmth and dryness.

● Learn essential and basic first aid for managing injuries without immediate medical assistance.

●Identify the signs and symptoms of common wilderness-related medical issues, such as heat exhaustion, dehydration, or allergic reactions.

● Learn ways to stay focused and optimistic in a survival situation in order to make rational decisions and take effective actions.

● Foster strong female relationships and a deeper connection with nature through scheduled womens only opportunities for social interactions

in our community.

Wilderness Survival (SPRING)

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