SurvivalCon - URBAN & WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS WORKSHOP[masked] Mar
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 Consortium, Outlife - 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.
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.
Day 1 Fri 28 Mar
09:00 am - Welcome and Breakfast
10:00 am - Registration
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
- Making a Survival Kit
- Contents of a survival Kit
- Knife and Axe Skills
- Type of Shelters
- Finding Shelters
- Making Shelters
- 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
02:00 pm - 06:30 pm
Search and Rescue
- 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
- 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
- First Aid
- Heat related
- Cold Related
- Water related.
- 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.
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
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.
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.