New Meetup: Primitive Survival Camp - Fire

From: Devonn
Sent on: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:05 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for DFW ADVENTURERS ~ Get braver friends!!

What: Primitive Survival Camp - Fire

When: February 22,[masked]:30 AM

Price: $38.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Contact me for a mailing address for check or money order payments.

10am-3pm
Bring your lunch
For all 5 camps: $100 (8-12 year olds), $125 (13-15 year olds), $150 (16-adult)
For just one day camp: $25 (8-12 year olds), $30 (13-15 year olds), $35 (16-adult)

You can pay for yourself directly with the facility, or pay me via mail, PayPal, or Amazon Payments. Please contact me for a mailing address, or for my email address for electronic payments. PayPal / Amazon fees will be added to your cost when paying via those methods.

"At any time, anywhere, things can go wrong and you might find yourself in a survival situation. You can survive 3 minutes without oxygen, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food. To stay alive, you must find or build a shelter, obtain "safe" drinking water, start a fire and gather food. This day camp series will cover information that we learned and have been trained to teach, from the Tom Brown Primitive Survival School. During the course of the five workshop day camps you will have hands on learning that will keep you alive. Meeting Session A - January through May (and Session B - August through December,) to complete all the material normally given in our other Primitive Survival 1 & 2 Camps. You are welcome to come to just one class if you like, ie if you are just interested in Edible Plants or Tracking, just sign up for that day to attend. Also, you are welcome to make up a class you might have missed in your session."

Spring 2009 Session (A) - Jan 25th, Shelter - Feb 22nd, Fire - March 29th, Water/Cordage/Knots - April 26th, Edible Plants - May 24th, Food/Tracking.
1. "January's session will cover Shelter - When, where and how to construct a Debris Hut. Other shelter types also addressed. We also cover Natures Cautions.
2. February's session will cover Fire - How to build a fire. Bow Drill Fire Starting - If the camper is old enough to handle a knife they will need to bring one and will be carving out their own bow drill set. Younger campers will learn the technique on pre-made sets.
3. March's session will cover Water - Where to find water and how to make it safe to drink, prevention of dehydration. Cordage - Making rope from plant materials. Knots - Useful lashings, hitches and knots to use in outdoor activities.
4. April's session will cover Food - Edible plants along with poisonous ones to avoid. Medicinal uses of plants. Primitive Cooking Methods.
5. May's session will cover Food - Traps and Snares - How to construct them and where to put them. Basic Tracking - Foot prints plus an array of other animal signs to follow."


"Founded by The Holtzman Family, Camp Tonkawa is a Non-Profit Nature Awareness Learning Center for Children and Adults that gives "hands on" experience in the great outdoors! It's a 35 acre tract of land 45-60 minutes North of Dallas and 20 mins. northeast of Denton Tx. The property is a certified wildlife refuge. The woods of oak and junipers have plenty of trails, a small creek, fishing pond, swimming pond, pasture area, organic garden, barn, a "long house" where most all the classes are held, outdoor showers, and our classic soilettes (composting toilets).

As mentioned on our front page, our mission is to reconnect mankind with nature. We believe this can be accomplished by "hands on" teaching of the ancient Native American skills of "nature awareness" and "primitive wilderness survival". By doing this we hope that a respect and appreciation for our Earth will be gained, this in turn will help not only our society but the world as a whole. Trained instructors are from the "Tom Brown's Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School" and the Jon Young's "Wilderness Awareness School" and have other classes, achievements, and experiences under their belts!

We have a variety of classes such as: Primitive Survival Skills, Nature Awareness, Camp Cooking Skills, Backpacking, Deer Hide Tanning, Orienteering, and Native American Studies just to name a few."

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/getbraverfriends/calendar/9520447/

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