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Survival Skill Saturday - Survival Shelters

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.

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  • frank and peggy K.

    I would of loved to go, but the funds just wasn't there.

    June 6, 2014

  • Michael G.

    I would have loved to go, but my car needed some work that I couldn't put off. This is probably worth repeating on a weekend without a holiday as well.

    May 25, 2014

  • Robert L.

    Thanks for putting on a excellent class. Learned at lot of new skills and had fun in the process. Can't wait for our next one.

    2 · May 25, 2014

  • Karen I.

    We learned a lot of rationale for different shelter scenarios as well as a lot of patient and practical hands-on knowledge of different knots and uses of tarps in different situations.

    2 · May 24, 2014

  • Maggie

    Curt, I had to stay up north today due to an urgent issue with my house (in Antigo). I was hoping to be on the road tonight for the workshop but it looks like I now have to stay here till at least noon Saturday waiting for plumber and carpenter. Curses, I am sorry.

    May 23, 2014

  • Noah

    Going to Michigan this weekend so not going to make this one. Would like to be there!

    May 23, 2014

  • frank and peggy K.

    Really would love to go to this but short of funds paid all the bills in the house.

    May 12, 2014

  • Pat

    I am so sorry to miss this but I have to go out of town for Memorial Day weekend.

    May 10, 2014

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