Winter Outdoor Survival Training
Cold weather means extreme outdoor conditions and requires specialized skills to survive and thrive. 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.
Winter living 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.
Dates: February 21-24, 2020
Location: Low Camp, Mount Shasta, CA.
- Emergency survival shelter – snow cave, snow trench, (Snow permitting) lean-to styles
- Fire – one match - flint & steel
- 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
- Staying found – practical applications from search and rescue
- Eligible Students: adults and teenagers age 16 with parental consent – enrollment maximum 12
- Bushcraft emergency survival shelter
- Requirements: none
- Duration: 4 days 3 nights
- Schedule: begins on Sunday at 12:00 pm – ends on Wednesday at 12:00 pm (noon)
- Location: Low Camp, Mount Shasta, CA
- Accommodations: primitive outdoor camping and community shelter with wood heat for indoor class time.
- 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.
“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.”