|2017 Class Dates still to be determined|
This course is a hands-on introduction to the skills and knowledge necessary to live through a short-term wilderness survival situation. If you have the survival skills and experience to survive at least 72 hours, then you have a much greater chance to find your way out of the woods OR be located by search and rescue.
Topics will include essential survival gear, survival priorities, and most importantly, how to maintain an upright mind.
You will learn these crucial survival skills:
- Building a fire
- Making a life-saving shelter
- Purifying water
- Signaling for rescue
- Wild edible foods (plants, fungi, insects, and meat)
Anyone who enters the wilderness will benefit from having these basic, but important, survival skills.
Class will take place at our school's 40-acre property from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Participants will be out in the field all day and will need to dress accordingly. While the class isn't overly strenuous, we will be hiking about 1-2 miles over the course of the weekend. Students will need to be able to carry food, water, and gear with them throughout the day - preferably in a backpack with a hipbelt. A knife is required for the class. Fixed blade knives will be available for purchase ($20-35 depending on the model).
Meet Your Instructors
Dan Corcoran is our Survival Skills Specialist; he teaches a variety of wilderness survival and primitive living classes for the Anake Outdoor School and the public. His passions include wilderness survival, bowmaking, hunting, and raising his son. Dan is an Anake graduate of the class of 2003. He has worked with Wilderness Awareness School in many different roles over the last 13 years. Beyond teaching survival skills, he is also our Kamana and Marketing Coordinator. Dan is a Kamana graduate, a Wilderness First Responder, and a former member of King County Search and Rescue.