Our next course will be another all-levels course with Toby Cowern, with an emphasis on getting people out who haven't been out before. That being said, everyone is welcome and will be challenged according to their level. The course will cost $120; I hope that this price is reasonable and will encourage a lot of people to come.
If you're curious about Toby and what he does you can check out his website and YouTube channel. If you want to see what attendees have thought about these trips, check out the reviews from past courses!
Anyone who is interested is welcome, even if you've never been camping before. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Survival psychology and strategy
Priorities of survival
Use of sharp implements
Sourcing safe water
Emergency first aid
Survival equipment selection
Wilderness hazard identification
Also, for the first time on this trip, we're going to be headed to a location in Maine, near the home of the Maine Primitive Skills School. Mike Douglas, who runs that school, will be teaching us tracking. I personally am super excited for that aspect, as it's something I really need to work on.
Carpooling will be required as there isn't much parking space; I will put drivers in touch with riders when we get closer to the date. It takes about 3 hours to drive to the site, and people should plan to arrive at 10 AM on Friday; if you are only able to do two days instead of three, please let me know so we can arrange that. Everyone is responsible for their own food, and it is recommended that you bring something you can cook easily over a fire, as there won't be anything else!
Course kit list is here. Please note that November in Maine will be cold, so check out the clothing page as well. Unless specifically discussed with me, you must have everything on this list to come on the course. Please email me if you have questions about gear- you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars to find all of these things. Consider what you do spend an investment- these items, kept in your car, could come in handy someday...
In addition to the items on the course kit list, please bring a tarp or a tent (or find a buddy who's willing to share their tent with you) as we will be devoting somewhat less time to shelter building on this trip than on others, so it will be useful to have shelter that you can put up quickly.
Hope to see a bunch of people there!