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Native / Modern Tactical Wilderness Survival Skills part 2

**** UPDATE**** Due to the sheer volume of information to be covered, the organizers of this meetup have decided to split the topic into two separate time slots. They will both integrate ancient native skills with modern practical skills and tools. In part 1 we will define the basic components of an essential
SURVIVAL KIT that is ultra light and compact while yielding a tremendous advantage to you and your loved ones in a wilderness emergency situation. Those bits of information that can be easily taught and understood indoors will be. In part 2 the balance of information that is best shown and applied outdoors will be. The
SURVIVAL KITs will be put to use by the group in hands on demonstrations and exercises. Please note: Part 1 will take place indoors at Liberties ( nice and cozy ), Part 2 will take place outdoors at Liberty Land ( will be very cold ).
3pm not 7pm! Here we will pay close attention to the basics needed to make it in an wild habitat on your own. So many of us are city dwellers that need more information on how to perform simple tasks in a forest, mountain or wetland setting. We will learn from a Native American wilderness survival instructor and modern tactical survivor the following: *Fire starting and tending *Shelter building *Water harvesting *Finding edible plants *Hunting with spears, traps and snares *Fishing , frogging and crabbing techniques *Dressing and skinning animals *Preparing skins, bones and furs for clothes , shoes and tools *Signaling , orientation and map reading Some of us were scouts as kids, some have military training and still more are avid hikers and campers. This meetup will have something for everyone. Todd Dancing Eagle is a very knowledgable, seasoned instructor and has years of practical training and a wide skill set. We are lucky to have such a resource willing to volunteer his valuable time to teach us all what we need to know. *************************************************************************************** Due to the volume of effort going into this two part meetup, WE WILL BE VIDEO TAPING THE ENTIRE PROCESS FOR POSTING TO OUR SITE. WHILE THE CAMERA WILL BE FOCUSED ON THE PRESENTERS, IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH ABOUT IT THEN CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED. ***************************************************************************************

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  • Joann E.

    This event was listed as starting at 3pm on at least one other Meetup Group calendar. I just figured I should let you (whomever) know, since I - and maybe others - wanted to attend but couldn't because of the time mixup. Am extremely looking forward to the next opportunity. Thanks for providing this invaluable service! You rock.

    December 2, 2009

  • Tom B

    Hands on learning is the best way to go with these certain skills. I learned alot from this survival class. Todd and Fernando did a great job with explaining and answering questions. This is a great group. I'll always remember to not panic, slow down, and assess the situation.

    November 30, 2009

  • Laura A.

    It was great, I think if I had to I could skin and clean a rabbit to eat. Also easy Fire making skills. Thank you!

    November 30, 2009

  • Eric

    I really enjoyed the hands on aspect of this meetup. I would really like to see more show and tell meetups like this again.

    November 30, 2009


    Shelter building, Fire starting , animal trapping , animal skinning and butchering techniques were shared.
    We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. Fresh air and sunshine were abundant as Todd Dancing Eagle taught the basics to the group. There were a lot of intelligent questions and answers. All in all it was a good meeeting.

    November 30, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome,Thank you Fernando + Todd for shareing these skills with us. I learned alot.

    November 30, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is nearly unbelievable that these folks don't charge for their pedagogy. Note: The missing star is for the ill fated bunny who was sacrificed for the betterment of the tribe.

    November 29, 2009

  • cindy

    I have definitely learned something this meetup, as in all the survival meetups. Thank-you Fernando, and thank-you Todd for taking the time
    to show me some important skills in survival. I know most of these skills are a lifelong learning process, skills which get better with practice. With the knowledge given, I feel more calm, less anxious. Tools to help oneself, whether it be knowledge or a multitool can only be a good thing. You guys are great.

    November 29, 2009

  • Steve B.

    Todd and Fernando did a great job today and having such great weather made it even more enjoyable. It was good to see so many people out, even though it was a different setting from our normal meetings. Great to see how the group has grown so much this year.

    November 29, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been to two meetings so far. They have been extremely well run and very informative. Recommend to anyone with an interest, be sure to bring your note pad and questions! All ages attended.

    November 29, 2009

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