This Meetup is part 2of 4 of the Lamboradi Survival Course - Sponsored by Xpectre, Inc. -http://xpectre.com/
Part 1: Back Country Basics
Part 2: Bush Craft
Part 3: Foraging Day
Part 4: Last Stand
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. Long pants are preferred to skirts or kilts. 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: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_VM5NKBb3ziWlZyZVdBYkNGWmc/edit
If you have a knife, please bring it. I have 4 loaners for this event and will have a sharpener on hand.
Part 2: Bush Craft
-Prerequisites: You must have attended Part 1 of the Lamboradi Survival Course to attend.
-Objectives: Learn to craft various tools both from natural materials and from basic items in your pack. This is a solo event. No teams necessary.
-Topics to be covered: Hasty arrows, hasty shelter, fire hardening, pine pitch glue, Dell bow, bola, figure-4 dead fall trap, basic snares, ESEE snare, back packer’s oven, primitive bow, torch, spear, & digging stick.
-What we will do: We will hike south of Spring Mill Pond and set up a day camp. We will construct as many of the above tools listed above depending on the weather and everyone’s endurance limit.
-Charge: This event costs $5 to attend. This covers the cost of consumable materials used throughout the course.
Questions? Call Chris Fox at [masked]