Prep-In workshop schedule

From: Charley
Sent on: Monday, July 16, 2012 5:38 PM


PLEASE READ:
I uploaded the Workshop Schedule into the files section under the tab "more" on the meetup page. Please read so that you can plan your Prep-In activities accordingly.
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To all Prep-In campers,

This is the final week to sign up for the Prep-In event. Everyone has been asking for more detail on the workshops. The work shops will be informal. We have campers coming in at different times and days. The schedule is uploaded to the files page. I am happy to work with individuals on areas they are interested in at other times if I’m available.
I expect there to be between 30-60 campers coming and going over the weekend. I will give workshops on the following topics. The idea is to have a relaxed weekend networking and learning. Please add the list and schedule to your local group sites and let me know if there are any questions.

Workshops included:
*Types of outdoor tools for differing environments (Knives, saws, machetes, axes)
*Water purification. Several ways to make water drinkable and where to find it.
*Fire starting from scratch using a ferro-cerium rod and local tinder. We will cover how to gather, where to look and how to assemble materials.
*Cooking over and in the fire.
*Making a fish/cargo/ trap net.
*Basic camping / bug-out considerations.
*Heat injuries and how to prevent them. Ways to stay cool.
*Basic bush crafting discussions. Night vision, selecting a camp area, sanitation, etc.
*Knot tying
*OPSEC and mutual assistance groups.
*Maybe field expedient shelters depending on the terrain

***Schedule is located in the uploaded files

I recommend you ask everyone to bring materials to support camping and the skills we are going to cover. Some ideas:
*Fire starting rods
*Water filters they you want to try out
*Aluminum foil
*Cooking gear
*Cups / plates / flatware
*Cutting board
*Charcoal / propane
*Food to cook over/in the fire (potatoes, eggs, bacon, pancake mix, onions, chicken breast, steaks, peppers and misc. vegetables, etc)
*Snacks
*Beverages
*Instant coffee
*Tarps
*Dining Fly or pop up shelters
*Cordage
*Bug spray
*Water
*Zip-Loc bags
**Electric fan for tent to sleeping
*Extension cords
*Bungee cords
*Camp chairs
*Tent
*Personal hygiene supplies
*Towels
*Sleeping gear
*Air mattress
*Duct tape (Gorilla brand)
*Bandana / shemaugh
*Flashlights
*Swim suit
*Ice chests (coolers)
*Drinking water
*Ice
**For the cooking class, search for foil pouch recipes on the internet and bring the ingredients to the class.
There other items to bring but this is a good start for those rusty on the camping thing. Please add my phone number to all messages. If anyone has a question that has not been answered please call me at[masked] or email [address removed].

As of Monday July 16, there are only 10 sites left in the whole campground. Reserve ASAP to insure you get a spot. Up to 2 tents can be placed on a campsite if you want to share with friends and split the cost. http://www.reserveamerica.com/campgroundMap.do

There are no fees for any workshops. This is all for fun and education.

Wild Waters Park is also running a Florida resident promotion of almost 50% discount. Individual entry will be $16.95 instead of the usual $32. Hours are 10-5 Saturday and Sunday. This is a good option for family members that aren't interested in the workshops.
Kids are always welcome to participate in our activities!

We are looking forward to a big turnout and a great gathering,

Charley

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