High School Library Lab 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuition: $30.00 2 Tuesday evenings
Instructor: Fred McCagg Class dates: November 5 & 12 NYS Licensed Guide
Owner of “Dynamic Sport Adventures”
This course is designed to be an introduction to the fundamentals of survival. It is a great way for beginners who are not yet comfortable with the idea of an overnight to begin learning about the backcountry and how to deal with wilderness emergencies. It’s also a great way for even experienced outdoors people to learn or refresh important fundamental skills.
The focus of this program is a “modern” one with an emphasis on basic skills, equipment, and preparedness with the expectation of rescue within 72 hours. You will learn about the Seven Priorities of Survival (survival psychology, wilderness first aid, shelter, fire, signal, water,
and food) Rules of three, the 5 W’s and more. This course is a great way to learn basic skills, build confidence, and become more comfortable in the outdoors. Class will be classroom multi- media and presentations with some outdoor skill sessions. Participants will receive a small fire starter kit. This course is geared towards participants of varying skill, experience levels, and backgrounds so no prerequisites are required. We only require that you bring your sense of adventure and plenty of PMA (Positive Mental Attitude).