The ‘Survival Rules of Three’ states that a person cannot survive for more than three hours without regulating the body’s core temperature. Since shelters help to protect the body from extremes, shelter should be a top priority in any survival situation. Shelters are essential for staying warm in cold climates; cool in hot ones; and dry in wet ones. They also protect from wind, animals, insects and aid in obtaining a good night’s sleep. During a survival situation, the importance of conserving energy and avoiding the expense of all-important calories also applies to building a shelter. Knowing how to build a simple shelter quickly without wasting calories and risking exposure can help insure survival during any situation.
In this four hour course, we will cover:
• Regulating the body’s core temperature
• Simple shelter requirements
• Rules for building shelters
• Important knots for shelter building
• Use-anywhere shelters for survival
Hands on learning skills will include:
• Tying knots
• Setting up shelters using tarps, space blankets, ponchos and other equipment
If able, please bring 100 feet of paracord (550 cord), an 8x10 tarp, hiking poles and tent stakes.
I will have some equipment available for demonstration and for use by participants.
Tuition is $30.00 per person.