Going on a hike or camping in southern Michigan can be a fun and exciting experience. It can also become dangerous if your plans, the weather, or the unexpected happens. This course will give you some of the basic skills you will need to keep yourself safe in a wilderness environment. You will learn how to prepare, pack and dress when going out hiking or camping. You will learn and practice the skills of starting a fire, tying basic knots, using a knife and making a quick shelter if lost overnight in the woods. These foundation level skills will teach you how to stay hydrated, fed, found, safe and warm when going out into the woods. You will learn that when you are prepared, nature can be a great place to spend your time.
Attendees should bring water, snacks, clothing for the season, (long pants preferred) note pad, pens/pencils and a desire to learn.
Optional: your own fixed blade knife, stool or camp chair, ferro rod or other fire starting tools, small folding saw, gear you usually hike with.
Single With Supply Fee