Wilderness Navigation and Basic Survival Course

map-mainOpen to the public – Everyone invited!
Date: April 22-23
Location: Gananoque Recreation Centre
600 King St. E Gananoque, ON
Upstairs meeting room
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30pm both days
Cost: $155.00

Day 1 – Classroom Instruction

Basic Survival Skills – Packing a good survival kit, Building an emergency shelter, Basic Rope and Knot skills.

Map and Compass – Learn how to read and navigate using a topographical map and compass, take bearings- predetermined and undetermined. When you are finished we want you to feel comfortable determining a direction of travel on a map and getting yourself to that point.  Understand the obstacles you will have to deal with on your route and how to maneuver around them.

Tally Count – Learn to measure distance with your pace count.

Basic GPS Skills – There are many different brands of GPS but we will teach you the basics on one and provide you with some hands on experience. From there you will have some idea of what you are looking for if you should want to purchase


Day 2 – Practical Field Instruction

On the second day we will take all we have learned in the class out into the field. You will get the opportunity to:

  •  Build a shelter
  • Start a fire with flint
  • Calculate your personal tally count on open ground and in the woods
  • Practice your compass skills
  • Work with a GPS in the field

Some of the equipment will be provided for the course, but if you have your own (compass, GPS) we encourage you to bring it. Since there are many different manufacturers we cannot be the expert on all of them, but we will do our best to help you with what you have.

To register:  Please submit your booking at the bottom of the event page.

Your registration is not confirmed until your payment has been received. Space is limited and we will post to the web site when the course is full.

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