I understand that not everyone is interested in primitive survival skills, however, everyone should have a basic knowledge of how to take care of themselves if something bad were to happen.
'A scenario.....You are a spring wildflower fanatic. It is late March, the hepatica, blood root, spring beauties and all the cool spring wildflowers are showing their faces. You call your best hiking/plant buddy and say "let's hike Crabtree today and check out the flowers" The weather report is calling for mid 50's and sunny with a chance of showers after dark when a front comes through. You take off wearing just a few layers, it is mid 50's right, and only enough food and water to last the afternoon, you certainly had plans to be back at your car no later then 4:00. You make it to the top of Crabtree and you walk up on an elderly gentleman who has fallen and broken his ankle, like you, he was only prepared to stay the afternoon. What do you do ??
Do you leave him and go get help ? Do you know first aid ? Do you stay and comfort him ? Oh yeah, no cell service there and it is now getting late in the afternoon. One of you needs to walk down to get help while the other stays to comfort/provide care to the injured man. The day gets later, the front starts coming through, those showers actually turn out to be flurries and you are now in a full blown medical emergency for the gentleman and yourself. How do you/him stay warm/dry until help arrives ? Do you have enough water for the both of you ( or ways to treat unfiltered water ) ? How about shelter or fire? '
In this presentation we will discuss the 4 basic needs/skills to keep us alive. I will talk about the primitive way of doing this, like a paleo-MacGyver. I will also show you items that can be carried in a very small fanny pack that will work just as well ( or better ) without having these primitive skill sets. This presentation can be as short as an hour or made to be longer depending on how much detail and hands on time you desire.
This workshop is appropriate for anyone who spends time in the outdoors or does a lot of driving. You really don't know when something bad can happen and you will need to take care of yourself until help arrives. Contact me if this is something that may be of interest and I will be happy to design a program for you or your group.