Lamboradi Survival Course Part 1: Back Country Basics AFTERNOON SESSION

This Meetup is part 1 of 4 of the Lamboradi Survival Course - Sponsored by Xpectre Inc:

Part 2: Bush Craft

Part 3: Foraging Day

Part 4: Last Stand


Back Country Basics is FREE to attend.

A map to the park entrance is shown above (full site only, doesn't seem to show up on mobile devices)




Where to meet: 

Island Lake State Recreation Area – Spring Mill Pond Parking Lot.

Take I-96 to the Kensington Road Exit. Head South across Grand River. The park entrance will be on your left. You will need a Recreation Passport for entry. Otherwise you may purchase a day pass at the gate.

Once past the gate, turn right. Continue down the park road past the rail road bridge. The Spring Mill Pond parking lot will be the second (2nd) lot on your left. We are NOT meeting at the Trail Head Parking Lot.


What to bring:

Wear boots instead of shoes if possible. No sandals, high heels, or platform shoes allowed for your own safety. Wear appropriate layered clothing for the weather. Bring water and something to snack on. If possible, bring a digital copy of the course text book:



Part 1: Back Country Basics

-Prerequisites: None.

-Objectives: Learn the bare essentials to be more self-reliant in the field.

This is a solo event. No teams or prior preparation will be required.

-Topics to be covered: Survival priorities, making natural cordage, navigation, edible plant identification, edible arthropod identification, tracking, locating water, & how to purify water.

-What we will do: We will go on up to a 5 mile hike through rough terrain including up to 6 creek crossings. Along the way, I will demonstrate the topics mentioned above as they pertain to our surroundings. Half way through the hike we will stop for a potluck lunch.

-Cost: This event is free to attend.


Questions? Call Chris Fox at (248)[masked]

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  • Tina B.

    This course was awesome! I really enjoyed it and am excited to attend the other 3 courses in the near future. Thanks, Chris, for taking the time to run this. :)

    February 18, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Thank you to all that braved the cold and terrible drive.

    1 · February 16, 2013

    • Cate C.

      Thank you for leading the group!

      February 17, 2013

  • Alejandra

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it... :S

    February 16, 2013

  • Tracy

    I probably can't make it, so give my spot to someone else. Thanks!

    February 15, 2013

  • Chris F.

    For those of you RSVP'd as "attending": if you dot not actually plan on attending, please change your RSVP status to "not going" to make room for people that will actually attend. Thank you.

    February 13, 2013

  • Tina B.

    When will those on the waitlist know if they can attend? The morning session has 30 people attending with an additional 2 on the waitlist. And this one has 16 people attending with 2 on the waitlist. Why does the morning session allow for so many more? I guess my same question applies to Part 2. I'm on the waitlist for that one too.

    February 11, 2013

    • Chris F.

      The morning session originally had a 30 person allotment. To modify the event to have a lower attendance cap would push 1/2 of the attendees to the wait list, which would likely lead to a plethora of hate mail for me. However, typically events like this have a 30% attrition rate plus an additional 20% attrition rate if it's cold. That being said, if you're on the wait list, you might as well just come because chances are 1/2 the people who say they are attending won't. As people on the attending list change their RSVP to "not going", each person on the wait list will be moved to the "attending" list in the order they signed up.

      February 11, 2013

  • Jason A.

    Back for more. I'll have the new recruits this time.

    February 11, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Dan, all you need to bring is water, proper col weather clothing, hiking boots, & something to snack on.

    February 4, 2013

  • Dan B.

    DO we need anything other than water and warm cloths?

    February 4, 2013

  • Phoebe H.

    Excited to start this series!

    January 29, 2013

  • Cate C.

    Looking forward to it!

    January 29, 2013

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