Apr. 17, 2019
Oct. 5, 2019
Understanding how to create an effective wilderness shelter is a must for anyone who ventures into the backcountry.
ALL THINGS SHELTER
When harsh weather hits we may have to endure strong winds, pouring rain, lighting, extreme cold, sweltering heat, and anything else nature throws at us. Understanding how to create an effective wilderness shelter is a must for anyone. Having theses skills can mean the difference between life and death.
Each season presents its own threats.Our workshop is essential to effectively create shelter to defeat the seasonal obstacles. From keeping us protected from the elements to providing a safe place to rest, wilderness shelters serve a key role in the wilderness. Shelters provide for the body's needs and also create a sense of security and home in the wilderness.
What should I expect?
In this one day All Things Shelters Workshop students will learn modern shelter building techniques for surviving in the worst conditions using natural resources to construct primitive shelters. Our instructors will cover cold weather shelters as well as warm weather survival shelters that students can use in other ecosystems. Students will learn everything they need to know about staying dry and warm in the wilderness, working hands-on building several types of shelters. Our instructors have dedicated hours of dirt time perfecting the skills they’ll pass on to the fortunate participants in this course!
What is covered in this workshop?
Importance of location- where to shelter
The difference between a survival shelter and a long term shelter
Importance of cover, both natural and man-made
Essential knots needed to secure shelter implements
Importance of insulation, both natural and man-made
How to find and use heat sources
Types of structures - natural and man-made
The four methods of heat transfer
Proper sheltering locations and dangers
Creating a micro-climate
Protecting core body temperature
Importance of timing- when to shelter
Creating comfort to extend rest
Using clothing as shelter