This Meetup is part 1 of 4 of the Lamboradi Survival Course - Sponsored by Xpectre Inc: http://xpectre.com/
Part 2: Bush Craft
Part 3: Foraging Day
Part 4: Last Stand
Back Country Basics is FREE to attend.
A map to the park entrance is shown above (full site only, doesn't seem to show up on mobile devices)
Where to meet:
Island Lake State Recreation Area – Spring Mill Pond Parking Lot.
Take I-96 to the Kensington Road Exit. Head South across Grand River. The park entrance will be on your left. You will need a Recreation Passport for entry. Otherwise you may purchase a day pass at the gate.
Once past the gate, turn right. Continue down the park road past the rail road bridge. The Spring Mill Pond parking lot will be the second (2nd) lot on your left. We are NOT meeting at the Trail Head Parking Lot.
What to bring:
Wear boots instead of shoes if possible. No sandals, high heels, or platform shoes allowed for your own safety. Wear appropriate layered clothing for the weather. Bring water and something to snack on. If possible, bring a digital copy of the course text book: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_VM5NKBb3ziWlZyZVdBYkNGWmc/edit
Part 1: Back Country Basics
-Objectives: Learn the bare essentials to be more self-reliant in the field.
This is a solo event. No teams or prior preparation will be required.
-Topics to be covered: Survival priorities, making natural cordage, navigation, edible plant identification, edible arthropod identification, tracking, locating water, & how to purify water.
-What we will do: We will go on up to a 5 mile hike through rough terrain including up to 6 creek crossings. Along the way, I will demonstrate the topics mentioned above as they pertain to our surroundings. Half way through the hike we will stop for a potluck lunch.
-Cost: This event is free to attend.
Questions? Call Chris Fox at (248) 229-9011