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Wilderness Skills

Ferro Rods and Hand Drill

Learn how to start a fire using a ferro-rod and a traditional method, Hand drill.

Ferro-rods, unlike most matches and some lighters, can work after getting wet, and learning hand drill will allow you to make fire with only the things you may find in the forest.

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Building Survival Shelters

A human can't survive more than 3 hours without shelter in a harsh environment. Sometimes knowledge is the only tool we can bring to a survival situation.

Watch and learn how to construct

5 different types of shelters.

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Building Fires

Slow burning, cooking, easy-extinguish, and wind-resistant.

There's more than one way to build a fire; which is best for your situation?

Video & Quiz + Discussion Questions

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Cold Weather Shelters

High elevation mountains call for structures that are almost entirely comprised of ice and snow. If you’ve been dropped into a snowstorm, you may only have a few hours to create a structure before it’s too late.

Watch and learn how to construct

4 types of winter survival shelters.

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Leave-No-Trace Ethics

What does it mean? Simply put, it’s the best practices we should follow to enjoy and protect our natural spaces.

Watch this great video from REI and read along to learn how to leave only footprints.

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Intro to Map and Compass Navigation

While a lot of us have access to Smartphones and GPS, that is no excuse for not knowing how to read a map and navigate using a compass.

This FREE course from Love and Trails.com will teach you about:

  • Types of maps

  • How to choose a map for your activity

  • Where to source free maps online

  • How to read topographical maps

  • How to communicate coordinates on a map

  • How to perform basic compass skills

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More Coming Soon!

Check back weekly for more great lessons!

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