Thank you for registering for our Survival Skills Overnight with Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington. We are excited to meet you at Linne Doran, Wilderness Awareness School’s 40-acre campus.
This page contains information that you will need to prepare for this program. Please read it carefully.
If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Wilderness Awareness School at (425) 788-1301 or [email protected]; our office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday.
We are looking forward to a fabulous course together!
Adult Program Manager
Survival Skills Overnight
Friday, July 7th – 6:00 pm through Sunday, July 9th – 4:00pm. Please arrive by 5:45 pm and be prepared to start at 6:00 pm.
What to Expect:
When you leave your car, please bring all the food and gear you need to be out the entire weekend. Be prepared to dress in layers so that you can adjust easily (see attached gear list). We hike about 4-6 miles during the weekend, at times off trail. Expect that you may get muddy and wet.
We will be outside the entire time and will stay overnight at a location without amenities. We will be hiking with all of our gear to our camping spot, which is about a mile from where the program starts. We encourage you to be prepared for all types of weather and bring several layers so that you can be comfortable throughout the class.
While this class is focused, it will also be very enjoyable. We want to push the edge of your knowledge and comfort zones to maximize learning and fun. We strive to balance theory with hands-on practice in a safe learning environment.
We will cover many topics including:
- The Big Four Survival Skills: Shelter, Fire, Water, and Food
- Survival Gear
- Survival Mindset and Awareness
- Survival vs. Bushcraft
- Survival Skills as a gateway to deep connection to the natural world
- What to practice when you go home.
We ask all participants to stay home if they have signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Please see the following Dept. of Health Guidelines for an updated list of symptoms. All students are asked to quarantine or isolate if they have symptoms or a Covid exposure per the most up to date state and county guidelines.
Limited food will be provided for this course and will supply the participants with lentils, quinoa, oats, and nuts as well as chicken and fish. Please bring lunch and snack food for each day. We do not have any way for you to refrigerate or heat your food, so please plan accordingly. Instruction will end by 4 pm on Sunday (or earlier, depending on the class).
How to Get There:
Driving directions and maps can be found here. Our Campus address is 20410 320th Ave NE, Duvall, WA 98019
GEAR PACKING LIST
Please bring the following items. This list is designed with your comfort and safety in mind and takes into account the variable weather possibilities during summer in Western Washington.
- 8×8, 8×6, 6×6 tarp or similar size. A quality army surplus style poncho with grommets can work for this as well
- Sleeping bag or wool blanket
- Water purification system – filter, chemical purification, or other
- Metal Water Bottle- Large mouth single wall construction, can be used for boiling or cooking
- Metal mess kit that can be used to boil water over an open fire if not using a metal water bottle
- Food – shelf-stable food for two lunches, snacks, and one breakfast.
- 2 liters of water (Platypus, 1L Metal bottles, etc.)
- A fixed blade knife with a sheath (sharp, full-tang, fixed blade). Knives are available for purchase at the time of online registration or by emailing [email protected] up to the Thursday before your program date. Knives will NOT be available for sale once you arrive at your program.
- Work gloves
- Notebook and pen/pencil
- Your own mug for tea/coffee
- Backpack (to carry food, water, notebook, and extra layers, sleeping bag or blanket)
- 50’ of parachute cord (1/8” diameter rope)
- Clothing that is appropriate for the weather. The key to being prepared is having multiple layers that you can add/remove during the day. Depending on the time of year, this could include:
- Lightweight pants and long-sleeved shirt (for bug/sun protection)
- Synthetic long underwear top and bottom (not cotton)
- Wool or fleece pants (not cotton)
- Wool or fleece jacket (not cotton)
- Rain jacket, rain pants, and rain hat
- Wool socks
- Warm hat
- Appropriate footwear (We will be walking between 4-6 miles during the weekend)
- Bow Drill kit – or any pieces that you already have
- Small survival bag
- Lighter and/or ferrocerium rod
- Mosquito head net
- Camping mosquito net for sleeping
- Outdoor tools that you want to practice with, saw, small axe/hatchet
- Toiletries and personal medication