Winter Wilderness Weekend Survival
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About the event
The winter surival course (WSC) is especially magical due to the low temperatures, cold and the winter season itself. Nature calms down, rests. So is our body. Our focus is inward, on an overview of our performance throughout the past year. Therefore, psychological preparedness is especially important.
Most tasks are even more difficult in winter due to extreme conditions: cold, solid water, orientation difficult due to poorer contrast and ground coverage, wild food is significantly less and harder to find / collect than in the other three seasons, ...
Experience the main charm while learning the theory and the practical installation of emergency improvised (snow) shelters - and sleeping in them! You will learn what a snow cave, a snow bivouac, a quince, a needle. How do you place them, what kind of snow is suitable? What tools do we need? How do we find ourselves if we don’t have the tools? What should we pay attention to when sleeping in a temporary winter residence? And much more ..
Maximum no. participants = 10.
Prerequisits: attendance of basic survival course (at Black Raven Wilderness Survival Academy or any other vendor)
Duration: 2.5 days (2 nights)
We provide all equipment except footwear, clothing, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and backpack.
4 simple delicious meals: 2x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner
The program is composed of the following set according to the previous knowledge, wishes and abilities of the participants.
Knowledge base and skill set:
* Improvised natural shelters and beds
* Emergency and natural shelters made of snow: IGLU, Quinsy & other snow shelters
* Winter sleeping system(s) - Affordable equipment for warm sleeping at all temperatures
* DIY equipment from natural materials to help overcome snow conditions (sledges, primitive skies, snowshoes)
* Natural wild food in winter
* Winter orientation: sun&stars; terrain; map, compass
* Drinking water in winter - methods of search and preparation
* Knife, tools and safe & efficient usage
* Ropes and use: natural and artificial
* Tools making
* Fire without matches
* Fireplace, preparation of food over the open fire
* First (self)Aid
* Natural practices: fasting techniques, fluid / heat / energy / will conservation techniques
* Psychological training
* Learning to perceive and feel the surroundings and one's own body
* Wim Hof breathing techniques