The course begins at 8.45 am and finishes around 4.30 pm
You will have a full day of a campfire classroom on private property near Chidlow, set up for all those interested in learning or honing their basic/advanced survival knowledge on how to have a safer or more adventurous wilderness experience, and of course what to do when ‘Plan A’ is not going the way you intended it to.
Many irrational fears cloud people’s engagement with our wilderness – even in the bushlands of suburbia. The fear of snakes, spiders, becoming lost and being alone are all acquired fears. Survival skills can replace fear with respect for, and trust in, nature. Such knowledge enables people to walk freely and feel safer in our natural environment. As a society, we need to recapture the survival skills and empathy with nature that our ancestors instinctively knew. True appreciation and understanding of our natural environment may be the only factor that saves it, and, on occasions, us.
This course is a contribution to this necessary new awareness.
Subjects covered include:
- Psychology of fear and priorities for survival
- Modern survival kit components
- Direction finding using the sun
- Water procurement and management techniques
- Heat-related illness treatments
- Avoiding poisoning by toxic vegetation
- Stone knapping skills
- Snake and bite treatment
- Alternative fire-lighting methods
- Friction fire – demo
- Emergency shelters and signals
- Make natural cordage
- Plus more useful lessons to make your outings safer
The course fee: $180.00 (includes GST) per person
Morning tea and hot water are provided.
Please bring your own lunch.
On successful completion of the course, you will be presented with the Outback Survival Certificate.
Detailed joining instructions will be sent to all participants prior to the course commencing.
Minimum age 14 years. Minors to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
A discount is available for persons under 18. Please contact the office for more details.