Wilderness Survival

What would you do if you were stuck in the woods for a day or an overnight without supplies?  Maybe you did it with intention for fun?  Wilderness survival is about living in harmony with the earth and typically includes primitive skills dealing with food, shelter, fire, etc. See how strong you would be if you were on vacation and gone for a long hike and you got lost.  Learning how to handle it means understanding the essentials for survival in the natural environment.  Take a chance and try it!   

Activity Description

Assuming that wilderness survival will include Hiking for at least 30 minutes, one can assume that wilderness survival will burn 204 calories.

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Wilderness Survival Skills  
Leave No Trace  

Surviving in the Outdoors

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training


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Wilderness Survival: Primitive Fire Building & Meal Preparation
Cook Forest State Park
Dust off your ferrule rods and meet us at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom to learn various fire starting techniques. We will then prepare our lunch and car-pool to the Black Bear Trail area to use our new found fire starting skills to cook our lunch. All participants will receive a ‘Fire N’ Five’ fire starting kit and food for their meals. Cost is $25, due upon registration by 9/26. Participation will be limited to 20 people. Checks or money orders should be made to ‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’ and sent to Cook Forest State Park, P.O. Box 120, Cooksburg, PA 16217. Registration fee will be withheld for cancellations after registration deadline. Please contact Dale Luthringer, environmental education specialist, for more details at (814)744-8407 or dluthringe@pa.gov.


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