Course Description: This class introduces students to the world of sea kayaking and guiding. Students will start off in the calm bay at the college, learning…
The focus of this course is on survival skills for the individual and for small and large groups. Students will learn a variety of skills in an outdoor setting or a semi-wilderness environment having access to few external resources. The purpose of the course is to help students realize that events may occur that require a survival plan which focuses on the maintenance of basic needs such as food, warmth and shelter. Achieving these basic needs can be learned using creative and thoughtful concepts from the available human resources, the environment and the limited tools and supplies available. Topics such as fire building, shelter building, psychology and stress are discussed. An overnight survival exercise completes the course. Students will learn how to build a fire with minimal supplies, food and water requirements, lost person behaviours, emergency shelter types and basic emergency kits.
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