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Workshop | Survive & Thrive in the Wild

Event | Survive & Thrive in the Wild Workshop with

The morning takes students through a couple of really successful traps and snaring techniques, finishing with learning how to source correct tinder and create fire

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Address

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, PO Box 54 North Creek, NY 12853

Cost

$25.00 per person

About this event

Details

  • All ages welcomed, minimum participants: 2, Maximum participants: 10

  • Please dress for the weather as the majority of the class will be held outdoors behind Tannery Pond Center. If raining, please bring rain gear. Feel free to bring your own supply of bug repellent.

RSVP please call 518-251-2505 or email director@tannerypondcenter.org to reserve your spot. Payment is due cash or check made out to Tannery Pond Center by June 15.

Schedule

  • Class 10 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Lunch 12:30 - 1 PM - Bring a brown bag lunch!

  • Class 1-3 PM

Summary of the Workshop The workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate skilled participants. The morning takes students through a couple of really successful traps and snaring techniques, finishing with learning how to source correct tinder and create fire with a ferro rod, flint and steel and Fresnel lens (sun permitting) or chemical reaction if not. Each Student will walk away with a Basic Fire Kit of Ferro Rod and tinder pouches.

Melanie Sawyer is part of  the History Channels Season 10 ALONE Show. She and 9 other survivalists were dropped in the sub-arctic tundra of the Canadian Shield – home to black bear, wolves, and moose – enduring bone-chilling temperatures to last as long as they could with just ten survival items and enough camera gear to self-document their experience. Her knowledge of history during the 1700's here in the Adirondacks and wild foraging skills helped her survive when others could not. She will share her knowledge of surviving in the wilderness with workshop participants.


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