Build a Wilderness Survival Shelter

  • October 14, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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Want to know how to survive if you get stuck in the wilderness? Join Survivalist Barry Mindich of the Suburban Foragers to learn how to build a shelter from what nature provides on the forest floor. Sticks, leaves, twigs, and tree branches combine to provide a comfortable shelter to protect you from exposure to the elements.

Exposure to the elements is the leading cause of hospitalization and death for those who find themselves lost, injured or stranded outdoors overnight.












During this one day workshop you will construct an "Immediate Need" emergency shelter. In a survival situation, shelters spell the difference between life and death.

Visit to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Watch our shelter building video.


What you will need to bring: if you have a saw, bring one. If not, no problem.

Also bring lunch and water.

Level of difficulty: This workshop covers a range of skills. There is room for those of all ages and abilities to participate.
Rain date: none: We work rain or shine!
Parking: in the old tennis court
Rest rooms: yes, but not handicap accessible
Directions: Exit 13 on the PIPTo Rt 202 west (toward Suffern)Turn R onto Camp Hill RoadTake second R onto Quaker Road,the house is the first house on the R with a grey mailbox
If you get lost call Paul Tappenden at 1 (845)[masked]

If you miss the registration deadline, you may still register at the last minute by calling Paul Tappenden at 1 (845) 304-5822. A $10 late registration fee will apply and you must pay in cash.

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  • Somebody

    Thanks for hosting the demonstration. It was a nice day out :)

    October 15, 2012

  • Susan M.

    Great! Learned a lot and had a lot of fun!

    October 15, 2012

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