Winter outdoor survival training in the winter snows of northern California.
Cold weather means extreme outdoor conditions and requires specialized skills to survive and thrive.
Winter Outdoor Survival Training – Mount Shasta, CA.
Dates – February 11-16, 2018
Registration for 2018 ~OPEN
Camp Tuition: $895.00, ER by December 11, $845.00, bring a buddy ER by December 11, $1,650.00
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Winter survival training addresses the most important fundamentals for outdoor survival and cold weather training in snow country
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Extreme survival conditions call for more challenge and awareness to develop your winter bushcraft abilities. Mark’s hands-on approach to winter education develops your physical and mental acuity building a firm foundation in survival training. Winter training addresses the most important fundamentals for outdoor survival in snow country.
Winter training is paramount to your overall survival training. I urge you to take part in this February winter training. ~Mark
Program ♦ Winter Outdoor Survival Training and Bushcraft Skills
- emergency survival shelter – snow cave, snow trench, (Snow permitting) lean-to styles
- fire – one match
- fire and shelter combinations
- water – locating, melting snow
- winter hydration and dehydration
- winter nutrition – wild edibles
- useful winter plants – medicinal and utilitarian
- winter clothing – layering
- hypothermia, frostbite, and simple first aid
- winter wildlife – tracking
- winter trapping methods
- ax – bow saw
- emergency snowshoes
- winter survival attitude – panic control, fight or flight
- staying found – practical applications from search and rescue
Winter survival and cold weather training
Learning how to thrive in winter conditions is definitely a worthy challenge and an exciting adventure. No one should neglect a well-rounded survival education and it is not complete without winter outdoor survival training.
“You may loan your last dollar to a friend; but never loan him your axe, unless you are certain that he knows how to use it.” ― Horace Kephart
- Eligible Students: minimum age 16 with parental consent – enrollment maximum 12
- Requirements: none
- Duration: 6 days 5 nights
- Schedule: begins on Sunday at 12:00 pm – ends on Friday at 12:00 pm (noon)
- Location: just north of MT Shasta, California
- Accommodations: primitive outdoor camping and a cozy community tent and tipi with wood heat for indoor class time
- Meals: included
- Equipment: a registration packet is suplied after enrollment; tent and sleeping pad rentals are available for $30
- Transport: Shuttle service from Medford, Oregon airport $100; Dunsmuir, CA train station $75; and, Weed, CA Greyhound bus station free.
- Instructors and Staff: Mark Wienert Jr. owner – founder and head instructor; Staff – Lifesong volunteer students and possible guest instructor(s)