EVENT: NEW DATES! Wilderness Survival Clinic--FREE!Posted by Adventure 16 | 11.25.2015
Skills & equipment every hiker/backpacker needs to survive an un-planned stay in the wilderness
• Survival situations -- How people get into survival situations / How to avoid survival situations
• Priorities of Survival -- If you wind up in a survival situation, what should you do and in what order
• Survival Kit Equipment -- What you should carry and how to use the items you carry (based on modern equipment).
• The 10 Essentials -- How the 10 essentials (while important) differ from a survival kit
• Primitive Skills -- Take your survival knowledge to the next level if you desire
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: KEITH FARRAR OF THE WILDERNESS SKILLS SCHOOL
It’s been well over 20 years since I first walked into the Adventure 16 store in Tarzana and thought “this hiking/backpacking stuff might be fun.”
The more I ventured out, the more I wanted to know about the animal tracks, plants and animals that called this place “home”. Soon after, I began to study tracking, plant uses and primitive skills. This study led to relaying the information I had gathered to Scout groups and assisting local experts with their classes.
The entertainment industry put wilderness survival on everyone’s radar and some of the teaching began to go that direction. About 4 years ago, I put together a series of classes for the Scouts that focused strictly on Wilderness Survival using items that could be purchased at your local outfitters. Even though I continued to practice and teach primitive skills, I found teaching survival based on modern equipment much more practical for the average hiker, backpacker and Scout.
Finding a way to introduce children to nature became very important to me. I currently take school children on nature walks for 4 different agencies as a State Park Docent and am a Volunteer Naturalist for the MRCA. I consider myself very lucky to have been schooled by and been able to assist some amazing outdoor educators and even luckier to be able to “give back” some of my experiences and knowledge to those taking my classes.