Wilderness Survival School (WSS)

Wilderness Survival School is designed to provide the skills and self-confidence to increase your odds of survival in an unexpected stay in the wilderness.  Topics covered include, but are not limited to, preventing a survival emergency, psychology/attitude, shelters, signaling, fire craft, and hypothermia. Survival related medical emergencies and other priorities will also be covered.  This course includes three Wednesday evening lectures and one overnight field lesson that provides practical training/ experience in a simulated survival situation.  This school is particularly informative to the novice/intermediate hiker, but even very experienced CMC members have found this school valuable.

Enrollment is open to all CMC members with ANY level of backcountry experience or hiking classification.

The 2017 session has reached maximum enrollment allowed for our USFS Use Permit.   Watch this site for next year’s class. Thank-you. 

Schedule for 2017:   

May 17, 2017 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at the AMC

May 24, 2017 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at the AMC

May 31, 2017 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at the AMC

June  10 & 11 2017  Overnight field training exercise (date changed to prevent conflict with WTS)  

 The overnight is not a “sink-or-swim” field trip and we will not be surviving off of roots, berries, wild mushrooms or killing and eating bugs/wildlife. The goal is to learn from a simulated survival situation and to practice skills with the equipment we should normally carry in our daypacks.

 Tuition is $55.00.  A textbook and some supplies will be provided.

Click here to sign-up for Wilderness Survival School CMC.org

For more information, contact the WSS Director:

John Lindner at 303-431-7575 or at hautesnow@yahoo.com



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