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Re: [Denvers-Urban-Survival-Network] Wow all!

From: user 9.
Sent on: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:56 PM
Hello,
Thank you to everybody that shared last night, I appreciate it.

I would like to see a "Practical-Technique-skills" day type thing to discuss and practice the basics of outdoor survival.
Even if your not planning on being in the outdoors, this is really good stuff to know and a solid foundation

Including the age old "Ten Essentials" of the outdoors
Map, Compass, Flashlight/Headlamp, Extra food/water, Extra clothing, Rain/cold gear,First Aid, Pocket knife/tool, Matches, Fire starter/Tinder

I'd also like to see covered
Basic Map and compass navigation, Fire making, Water collection/Purification, Food and water requirements and preperation, Shelter making/environmental protection, temperature regulation, Signaling for help, communications, field sanitation and hygiene, outdoor safety, other basic short term survival techniques and mindset, and maybe even some basic first aid.

Does anyone know how to teach this stuff?
Any one with a good amount of this type basic outdoor survival experience?


Off topic ALSO:
I would highly recommend to everyone that they go attend a American Red Cross CPR/AED/First aid class.

They are held either in downtown Denver or in Centennial
See here for the list of classes
http://www.coloradoredcross.org/class_result.asp?tipo=279&SN=5408&OP=6330&IDCapitulo=Q4Q26NY21N

The class is about $70.  Expensive for those who do not have money,  But 100% completely worth it.  Please take the class.


Thank you David for organizing the meetup and heading the group.
Thanks everyone for sharing last night.
I hope to see many more get togethers so we can trade knowledge, thoughts, skills, experiences, and info to make us all safer and more prepared.

Thanks
Travis



--- On Mon, 5/24/10, N Santos <[address removed]> wrote:

From: N Santos <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [Denvers-Urban-Survival-Network] Wow all!
To: [address removed]
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010, 2:44 PM

I think Practical Skills is more useful and more often overlooked.
 
When we do get to the range day, I'm willing to help out with that.  I am a "gun guy".  I'm not the best, and if there is someone better, they can take this and go with it.
 
Regards,
N

--- On Mon, 5/24/10, David <[address removed]> wrote:

From: David <[address removed]>
Subject: [Denvers-Urban-Survival-Network] Wow all!
To: [address removed]
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010, 2:35 PM

Hey, I want to thank everyone who made it to the Meetup last night! It was a great first Meetup, we had a lot of amazing discussions and recommendations. People just kept showing up so I apologize for not getting a bigger room! Everyone was having a great time talking so I am glad I was able to extend the time so they didn't kick us out of the coffee shop. I can't wait to see everyone again. I will get the next one together in the next week or so, and upload some pictures and information today or tomorrow.

I will give a quick rundown for those who weren't able to make it. Some of the hot discussion topics we had were:

When to Bug Out!?
Pack camo clothes or no?
Water Filtering techniques
Firearms as a tool
Are gas masks necessary?
Compact food to buy
Urban Gardening
Suggested reading
Food storage

If anyone wants to continue the discussions feel free to start a new thread in the message boards today! Message Board

And now for a Quick Vote open to everybody:

It seemed like the two most popular topics for the next meetup were either a Practical Skills Day (like fire building/water purifying) or a Gun Safety/Range Day. So, which would you prefer... just reply to this e-mail today to let me know. Ultimately we will end up doing each, I would just like to know what you would like to do first.

As always if you have any other ideas or questions let me know and thanks for being in the network!

David Kamau
Denver's Urban Survival Network
DUSN it feel good to be prepared?!




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