KNOWING WHAT DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG IS CRITICAL IN THE WILDERNESS
This course will teach you basic survival skills including how to build a shelter, how to find and treat water, how to stay warm without proper clothing, how to build a fire, how to make yourself more likely to be found, and how to properly prepare for a wilderness adventure. We avoid the showmanship of similar courses you'll find offered by other outfits and focus on critical skills that can be taught, mastered, and put to use after just one weekend.
Taught by founder, lead guide, former Naval Officer, and nationally recognized survival expert Kevin Rosenberg, and Green Beret Master Sergeant Tony V, this course focuses on real world survival situations such as a lost hiker/backpacker and not on cable tv scenarios that require you to eat bugs and hunt mice on the Siberian Tundra. One of your first tasks will be to work with your teammates to build a shelter but sleeping in your shelter is optional and we'll have backpacking tents available for your use.
- Shelter Building
- How to start a fire
- Knot Tying
- Intro to Celestial Navigation
- Navigating with limited tools / without tools
- Staying warm in cold weather
- "Headgames" - Staying calm and focused in a survival situation
- How to make yourself more likely to be found
- Survival nutrition and intro to wild edibles
TRANSPORTATION, ON-TRAIL MEALS & REQUIRED RENTAL GEAR INCLUDED!
Difficulty Level: MODERATE (More Info)
Departure Time: 8 am (Saturday)
Return Time: 9 pm* (Sunday)
Brooklyn (Park Slope): Starbucks on 7th Ave (Between Garfield Pl and 1st St)(MAP)
Brooklyn (Atlantic Terminal): Flatbush Ave (In front of the LIRR entrance)(MAP)
Manhattan: NW Corner of 15th Street and Union Square West (MAP)
*Return time is estimated and obviously affected by traffic, weather, and the overall speed of the group. Please plan for a flexible return time.