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Women's Back-country Skills Course:
In this course women will learn how to use an ax, hatchet, knives, tie knots for climbing, building shelters and tying down loads on their vehicles. You will learn over 10 ways to build a fire under any condition, how to build your own survival kits, wilderness first aid, wild plant identification and usage for soap, teas, medicine and cordage. Both primitive and modern navigational techniques will be taught and our "Never Get Lost Again" secrets. Trail awareness, self protection and basic tracking skills are also covered. Top all this off with morning/evening yoga, tai-chi or budokon by the lakes, rivers or meadows of the Sierra's in this incredible weekend course for women only.
Course Fee = $395, 2 - days, food not included
This one day, hands-on class will teach you over 75 skills. You will build shelters, procure water, learn to identify plants for making tea-soap-cordage-food-medicine, learn to navigate using five primitive methods, traps and snares, weapons, making fire, knots and rope systems, rappelling, rescue signals, tracking and more!!
You will learn our incredible system on how to keep yourself toasty hot and dry, even if it's sub-zero, by utilizing the items in your survival kit and small twigs!!
Course Fee = $195
Course Fee: $195
Wilderness Survival # 202:
This is a 2-day course.
We will cover in-depth and apply the skills learned from our 101 class for 2 days in the wilderness. You will build and sleep overnight in a shelter, forage for plants and prepare them, run a trap line and harvest the food, learn to survival fish, build weapons and a scout pit, apply your primitive navigational skills and learn celestial navigation, hand-to-hand combat, advanced rapelling exercise, river sauna, tracking and counter-tracking, and much more!!
PREREQUISITE: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL-101
Course Fee = $395
Winter Survival #202
We will snowshoe into the backcountry and camp for 2 days. You will build and stay overnight in a snowcave while perfecting many of the skills you learned in our 101 class. Students can expect 2 days of survival training and leave this class prepared for the worst nature has to offer knowing you can survive in sub-zero temperatures and even have fun doing it. Learning to snow-camp during the winter months can open an entire new season of recreation for you and your friends.
PREREQUISITE: WINTER SURVIVAL #101
Course Fee: $395
Wild Plant Identification & Usage
Learn to identify wild plants, trees, shrubs and cacti in the Sierra Foothills, the High Sierras or the Deserts in Nevada. Students will learn to forage, collect and utilize the roots, bark, leaves, flowers, nuts and stems of wild plants to make: teas, medicine, food, cordage, shelter, tools and fire. In a survival situation, your knowledge of plant life for emergency first aid, shelter and fire, could mean the difference between life or death. As you gain experience, this knowledge can also help lighten your pack load and supply you with fresh salad ingredients. Or maybe you would like some aromatherapy in your tent! I love to hike into remote hotsprings and make up little bundles of sage, laurel and pine to put in the water. Not only does it smell fantastic, but it soothes my sore muscles and kills 99.9% of all bacteria and germs on my body.
I encourage all students to attend these courses during the different seasons and locations as mother
nature offers us an abundance of life-saving plants year-round. The key is your ability to find them and
properly use them.
Course Fee: $195
Nature's plants go through dramatic changes year-round. During these changes plant parts can
HEAL AND NOURISH you OR because of chemical changes within the plant, they can cause
SEVERE ILLNESS or KILL YOU!
Always use several quality field books to positively identify the plant and its usage for the time of year it is.