Shelter. The very word brings us rest and comfort. A roof over our heads. Hearth & home. A place to get out of the cold. A clear-cut divider between the wide world “out there” and a space that’s ours. These are the qualities we attribute to shelter, no matter how primitive, because of its importance to our well-being. After a positive mental attitude, shelter is your highest survival priority. Unfortunately, few know how to construct a shelter that is quick to set up, doesn’t wastefully expend calories, and will truly protect you from the outside world. We’ll show you how. In this 1-day course, you’ll be shown the history of outdoor sheltering, from stone-age wickiups to modern ultralight backpacking tents. You’ll learn the most efficient ways to construct an improvised shelter in the wild under less-than-ideal conditions, and why most common survival “wisdom” about sheltering may do you more harm than good. And finally, you’ll gain hands-on practice with practical, actionable, easy-to-remember sheltering methods that you can take with you wherever you go.
Course Duration: 1-day, 9am-7pm
Location: SARCRAFT Proving Ground, Cherokee County, GA
Instructor(s): J. Morris, A. Bryant