Cold weather means extreme outdoor conditions and requires specialized skills to survive and thrive.
Winter outdoor survival training calls for specific bushcraft and survival skills. Mark’s hands-on approach to outdoor winter living skills better develops your physical and mental aptitude. Our winter survival training addresses the most important fundamentals for outdoor survival in snow country.
Winter training is vital. I urge you to take part in this February winter outdoor survival 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 Outdoor Survival Training
Dates – ~Winter Camp, February 2019, will not be run. We hope to offer it again in the future. Thank you for your patience.
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
More Camp Info
- Eligible Students: adults and teenagers 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: announcement coming soon
- 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 supplied 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, owner-founder and head instructor; Staff – Lifesong volunteer students and possible guest instructor(s)