Here are some photographic highlights from the course...
Alderleaf instructor Connor O'Malley teaches students the step by step method for building a debris hut. Here students are adding "ribs" to the "spine" of the shelter.
Here students use primitive tongs to move red-hot stones from the fire in order to boil the water in the bowls they have just hollowed out. It takes skill and speed to move these stones, as they are incredibly hot!
Here another student from the weekend wilderness survival course demonstrates his figure-4 dead fall trap. This simple trap is used in survival situations to trap small game as a source of food.
This short course is an excellent introduction to the major areas of study in the realm of survival skills. The weekend was a great deal of fun and serious learning, and we were even blessed periods of sunshine.
Here is a video made by one of the students from this course that shows some more of the highlights:
We will be offering this course and more in 2013. To see the dates check out our Calendar of Courses.