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SurvivalCon - Urban and Wilderness Survival Workshop -28 -29 -30 Mar 2014


Survival skills are techniques used in a dangerous or emergency situation (e.g. natural disasters) to save themselves or others. These techniques are meant to provide basic necessities for human life: water, food, shelter, habitat, the ability to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and cure any present injuries. Survival skills are often basic ideas and abilities that ancient humans have used for thousands of years.

This workshop carries inherent risks and participants may experience  anxiety, Nausea, light-headedness, aches, pains, hunger, cramps, thirst, exhaustion, Dehydration, Exposure to environment and wilderness etc. We will be safety-conscious but the realities of surviving in  wilderness come with inherent risks. The goal here is to learn to 'live in the now' and learn the skills of a caveman to survive

The Objective of the workshop is to teach the participant the skills necessary to survive and save others  in an emergency situation such as a natural disaster .

SurvivalCon is a concept put together by Rajshekar Murthy from Delhi and Diyanat Ali from Hyderabad.  Rajshekhar Murthy is an Indian Information security expert and social entrepreneur and founder of  ISAC (Information Sharing and Analysis Center. 

SurvivalCon is beng conducted in association with  Infosec ConsortiumOutlife - Centre for Learning and Development and the Great Hyderabad Adventure Club

The Faculty and Instructors for the workshop are veterans from the Army,  Adventure, Self Defense and Survival Experts.

Do bring

1. A good outdoor knife suitable for cutting small branches/twigs.

2. Your basic survival kit. (check below for the kits content)

3. Will power and tons of smiles.

Workshop Itinerary

Day 1 Fri 28 Mar

09:00 am - Welcome and Breakfast

10:00 am - Registration

11:00 am

- Welcome

Psychology of Survival

- Preparing to Survive in the wilderness or during disasters

- Preparing to Survive in the urban environment.

- Leadership and Teamwork in Survival

1:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Survival Kit

- Making a Survival Kit

- Contents of a survival Kit

- Knife and Axe Skills


- Location

- Type of Shelters

- Finding Shelters

- Making Shelters


-Finding Water

-Purifying water


- Making Fire

- Types of Fire


- Storing Food

- Fetching Food

- Foraging for Food

7:00 pm – Cook Your Dinner with no Utensils

8:00 pm – Campfire

Day 2 - Sat 29 Mar

06:00 am – 9:00 am

Urban Survival Preparation

- Fitness for Survival

- Self Defense for Survival

09:00 am - Breakfast

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Knots & Lashings


- Direction Finding

- Map and Compass Skills

- What to do if Lost

01:00 Lunch

02:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Search and Rescue

- Signaling

- Evacuation

Urban Survival

- Prevention of crime, burglary, muggers

- Escape and evasion

- Camouflage and invisibility

8:00 pm – Dinner and Camp Fire

10:00 pm - Night Navigation

Day 3 Sun 30 Mar

06:00 am

- Climbing Skills

- Rappelling Skills

- Parkour Skills -

09:00 am - Breakfast

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Introduction to Ham Radio

- Basic Electronics

- Rules, Regulations

- Operating Procedures of Ham Radio

- Using HAM Radio for communication - Demonstration and Practice

1:00 pm - Lunch

02:00 pm - First Aid

Medical Emergencies

- First Aid

- Heat related

- Cold Related

- Water related.

- Injuries

- Making your First Aid Kit

How to Join:

This is a special event by invitation only. GHAC Organizers and members who have done some good treks with GHAC in past would only be considered.

Survival Kit


Small Mirror


Camping Knife /Hunter Knife / Swiss knife, No Kitchen Knifes

Map reading Compass (you get this at Himalaya stationary shop)

Pencil / Paper

2 medium size Transparent Polythene Bags.

Safety pins & Rubber Bands.

Lighter / matches / flint


Dental floss

5 meter cotton / nylon rope 1/4 inch thick ( you get this at the hardware stores)

Basic First Aid Kit.

Re-usable 1 litre water bottle.

1 Big Garbage Bag.

How to RSVP Please add yourself to the waiting list and you will be moved to confirm list if selected. Do answer all the questions. The total no of participants will be restricted to 15.

Responsible Trekking: Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology.

Important Instructions:
1) No smoking and no alcohol.
2) No littering, no pollution of water.
3) This is not a luxury trip so be mentally prepared to rough it out.

4) We carry Basic First Aid; please do inform us if you need any special attention.
5) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
6) If you can’t swim don't go deep into the water.

7) You are yourself responsible for personal belongings and well being.

This program is by invitation only. 


Diyanat -[masked]

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  • suraj r.

    awesome .........its not open to all i guess only organizers

    March 27, 2014

  • Aroon

    Real tough one

    March 27, 2014

  • jamila k.

    change the year to 2014 unless we plan to travel back in time :D

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • Diyanat A.

      Yeah travel back in time would be great

      1 · March 27, 2014

  • Prashanth R.

    Can we attend this from Friday evening?

    March 27, 2014

    • Diyanat A.

      Its a 3 day workshop and everyone is required to attend since friday morning

      March 27, 2014

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