California survival classes with Mark Wienert offers professional outdoor survival training for men and women. What are the benefits of attending survival class with us? The benefits are many especially if you enjoy hiking and backpacking. Taking a class with us increases your enjoyment and understanding, and survivability in the outdoors.
California Survival Classes
Our California classes are held near Mount Shasta in the northern part of the State. We have two primitive field camps that offer rich and diverse flora and fauna. Our Low Camp is at an elevation of under 3000 ft. We utilize Low Camp during the winter and early spring.
High Camp on the other hand sits at 6000 ft. which is perfect for late spring and summer survival classes Both. area's offer excellent conditions for survival training.
What gear should I bring to class?
A great question. Follow this link to see our weekend class gear list- What should I take for a Wilderness Survival Weekend.
The FAQ page of our website is a great resource for gear. Having the right kind of gear makes outdoor camping easier and comfortable. We use our local thrift stores whenever possible. Instead of buying brand new gear have some fun and see how cheaply you can outfit yourself for class.
A good sleeping bag is worth it
Yes, we won't make you sleep without a sleeping bag. Well, at least not at first. The exception to buying cheap is your sleeping bag. Having a quality sleeping bag to keep you warm and toasty during a chilly night is worth it. Choosing the correct sleeping system to meet your individual requirements can be daunting.
Sleeping bag tips
Tip 1. Consider where and time of year you will be camping the most. With dryer regions like eastern California, a goose down bag is a great option.
Tip 2. But if your like me and camp in both wet and dry area's of northern California. Then go with a synthetic bag. Goose down will fail and lose its heat generating loft when wet. Plus, natural down is very difficult to dry out on the trail.
Tip 3. Visit Outdoor Gear Lab for the latest testing on sleeping bags and other outdoor gear.
Synthetic sleeping bags are better because
- they are resistance to moisture
- do not loose as much loft when wet
- will keep you warm when damp
- are quicker to dry.
Another tip, if your camping in both warm weather and cold weather conditions over the year. You will want to consider buying two sleeping bags. One for summer conditions and one for cold freezing conditions.