Winter Survival and Habits of Awareness

Would you like to learn how to see more wildlife? Would you like to know how to move through a forest without being seen or heard? Would you like to learn how to live with the Earth instead of just on it? Would you like to learn the patterns of awareness that all wildlife (including our native ancestors) use?

Once again, it is time for our Outdoor Skills class, with a little something for Naturalists of all levels. As usual, this class is structured to cover food, shelter, water, and fire, but will also cover tracking, stalking, medicinal/poisonous plants, tools and even games.

Specifically, the course material will include (but is not limited to):

-Hazards (such as wildlife, hypothermia, poisonous plants or giardia)

-Habits of awareness (how to see and hear more wildlife, e.g. journaling and tracking)

-Bow-drill fire (with a bow-drill challenge OR Hand-drill fire for seasoned fire-starters)

-Shelters for individuals, groups, and shelters of snow and ice

-Wild Plants (including botany, collecting, edibles, medicine, and those used for tools)

-Finding and cleaning water

-Primitive Hunting tools (such as a sling, atlatl, bow & arrow, traps, etc.)

 

Make sure you bring:

-Enough food for 2-3 meals

-Tape Measure

-Cooking pot/pan and Mug for tea

-One Gallon of water per person

-Knife (preferrably fixed blade)

-Writing utensil and paper (including anything else to record such as a camera)

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  • Andrew

    Hey,
    So I just wanted to follow- up and ask if anyone has any further questions about anything we went over on our class Saturday. If you need any help with anything like making fire, or any authors/resources, etc. let me know.

    February 4, 2013

  • Andrew

    My number is[masked] if anyone needs help or gets turned around.

    February 1, 2013

  • Andrew

    There will also be kombucha. Lots of kombucha.

    February 1, 2013

  • Andrew

    Just fyi, the high will be of low 40's tomorrow, so bring any clothes/gear/layers you would find necessary.

    February 1, 2013

  • Matt T.

    So are we supposed to meet at the point on the map, or the intersection of CO 68 and Magnolia?

    January 30, 2013

    • Andrew

      In the above comment I meant to say magnolia/canyon rd parking lot (not magnolia/68). I believe that the left you make ( onto CO-68) is missing the street sign. If you have not been here before, then it is highly recommended to meet in the parking lot off of magnolia rd.

      January 31, 2013

    • Matt T.

      Yeah the magnolia/canyon road parking lot makes a lot more sense. I've never been to the area, so I will be in the parking lot.

      January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Capitol Hill, and if anyone is intersted in carpooling please let me know!!

    January 29, 2013

  • Dale H.

    Hi Andrew, I would love to join in sometime but I work on Saturdays. I am off on Sundays if they ever work for you!

    January 25, 2013

    • Leslie S.

      Me too!

      January 27, 2013

    • Andrew

      Hi Dale, I will see what I can do. It is so good having you around.

      January 28, 2013

  • Dale H.

    Hope you are doing well.

    January 25, 2013

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