Intro Survival Course Rockies

2 day

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Learn some incredible survival techniques in the Central Canadian Rockies. Sharpen your bushcraft skills, and enjoy an amazing two day experience in the breathtaking Kootnay Plains on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River just outside Nordegg, Alberta. This intro survival and bush-craft training provides an introduction to basic outdoor skills and northern bushcraft. Participants will focus equal amounts on theory, outdoor awareness, being properly prepared, tricks and techniques to keep you alive in emergency...
Learn some incredible survival techniques in the Central Canadian Rockies. Sharpen your bushcraft skills, and enjoy an amazing two day experience in the breathtaking Kootnay Plains on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River just outside Nordegg, Alberta. This intro survival and bush-craft training provides an introduction to basic outdoor skills and northern bushcraft. Participants will focus equal amounts on theory, outdoor awareness, being properly prepared, tricks and techniques to keep you alive in emergency situations and a lot of practical bushcraft skills. Participants will gain knowledge, which can be used in a wide variety of outdoor scenarios all the way from camping, hunting, canoeing, or hiking. We provide opportunities to hone and develop new abilities, and we include one night spent sleeping in your very own improvised survival shelter.
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Itinerary Details

Introduction to your instructor(s). From Shunda Creek, drive approximately 40 km to the training location. At Kootnay Plains, you'll set up a base camp. You'll start by covering what precautions to take and dangers to avoid. Proper equipment and priorities during emergencies. You'll then move to how to make survival fires and shelters under adverse conditions. The emphasis of the course is on developing practical and useful bushcraft and overall outdoor skills. At night, there is the opportunity to sleep in your very own survival

Topics Covered During the Course:
• Being properly prepared in the outdoors (This includes clothing, gear, basic survival equipment, first aid, emergency signaling, general safety, hydration, cold/hypothermia, wild animals, and other dangers.)
• Understanding and evaluating risk with regards to the outdoors
• Knowing which are the correct priorities when encountering survival situations
• How to make survival fires under extreme conditions and its importance...
Introduction to your instructor(s). From Shunda Creek, drive approximately 40 km to the training location. At Kootnay Plains, you'll set up a base camp. You'll start by covering what precautions to take and dangers to avoid. Proper equipment and priorities during emergencies. You'll then move to how to make survival fires and shelters under adverse conditions. The emphasis of the course is on developing practical and useful bushcraft and overall outdoor skills. At night, there is the opportunity to sleep in your very own survival

Topics Covered During the Course:
• Being properly prepared in the outdoors (This includes clothing, gear, basic survival equipment, first aid, emergency signaling, general safety, hydration, cold/hypothermia, wild animals, and other dangers.)
• Understanding and evaluating risk with regards to the outdoors
• Knowing which are the correct priorities when encountering survival situations
• How to make survival fires under extreme conditions and its importance in survival situations (We cover different methods of making fire: matches, tinder, sap, flint, and bow.)
• Basic orienteering in the mountains and forest using maps , compass and GPS.
• How to build different survival shelter including choosing proper locations. Using improvised materials, shelter types, survival camping techniques and how to stay warm at night.
• Introduction to basic food sources and edible plants found in the mountains and boreal forests region (berries, shrubs, grasses, fungi, and plants with useful or medicinal purposes).
• Basic knife and hatchet/axe craft.
• Making and improvising basic snares and small game traps
• Review of useful knots for bushcraft and survival situations.
• Intro to making rope/cordage; building outdoor survival saws out of basic materials.

Instructors & Group Size:

All guides take part in extensive training programs, and each guide offers a unique set of skills. Instructors are fun and enthusiastic. They love to teach, be in the outdoors, and share their contagious enthusiasm with everyone.

Accommodation:

As the courses are focused around the outdoors, accommodation will be in the form of the highest quality four-season tents. The romantic atmosphere of a burning camp fire is central to what we do and meals are cooked around an open fire.

Important Details

Included
  • One nights accommodation (camping)
  • Breakfast Lunch & Dinner throughout the duration of the course
  • Knowledgeable and experienced instructor
  • All necessary course equipment including tents hatchets, knives, compasses, GPS, etc.
Not Included
  • Transportation to/from Program
Departure Point
HI Nordegg Shunda Creek Hostel, 321 Shunda Creek Road, Nordegg, AB T0M 2H0, Canada
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.