Join us in a fun workshop where we discuss and practice emergency preparedness and survival techniques in an urban environment.
Build and use a kit
We will focus on building a useful, compact urban survival/EDC kit, which is yours to keep. You'll participate in hands-on exercises using the kit, including hacking the components to create an impromptu shelter, handsfree headlamp, and a simple stove to sanitize drinking water and prepare food.
Class topics will cover disaster and emergency scenarios, the survival rules of three, the philosophy of self-reliance, and efficient preparedness practices. We will will review and demonstrate basic emergency preparedness gear suitable for home, everyday carry (EDC) and 72 Hour Go-Bags.
Finally we will discuss and conduct hands on hacking of common, everyday items to address emergency situations. For example, ever ponder how to extend the life span of perishable items in your refrigerator when the power goes out? We'll cover that plus several other cool topics.
All this talk of food has made you Hungry?
Keeping with the theme you will help prepare and consume several tasty survival snacks! (materials supplied in class)
Cost is $50 + $15 for the survival kit.
Note: This preparedness workshop is the first of several planned by the MakerBar. The next class is an excellent First Aid Class planned for the following Saturday, January 25th.
About the instructors:
John Foberg is an mechanical engineer with former military/institutional disaster preparedness and response training.
Andy Fundinger is a computer engineer and former scout.