Learn how to be hands on in nature! Please join Tom Powell, our Naturalist and Wilderness Specialist, for a half day of learning skills that will teach you to be less dependent on modern technology and more knowledgeable about the primitive skills of fire-starting, creating shelter and basic essentials. Each of these skills may come in handy to create a safer experience when camping, backpacking or enjoying other outdoor pursuits.
- Essential Concepts of Wilderness Skills
- Top Five Essential Items to Carry into the Backcountry
- Shelters, Including Clothing
- Maintenance of Your Body’s Core Temperature
- Safe Hydration, Water Filtration vs Disinfection, Water Sources
- Safe Handling of Cutting Tools
- Fire Safety, Fire Lays, Fire Starting Methods (Modern and Primitive)
- Types of Cordage and Its Proper Usage (Essential Knots and Lashing)
ABOUT TOM POWELL
Tom is an Eagle Scout, certified Backcountry Survival Instructor, certified in Wilderness First Aid, certified in CPR and a Master Woodsman, with better than 50 years of wilderness experience. He is a graduate of Georgia State University with a BBA degree. Recently retired after a successful 40-year career in surgical products sales, he enjoys hiking, camping, archery, fly fishing, hunting and other wilderness activities. Tom has hiked the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to mid Virginia.
$205 per student including a camp-style lunch
Price excludes 20% Service and 7% Tax
Check in at the Outpost at 8:30 a.m.
Dress appropriately for the season since you will be outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, we have covered classrooms.
Classes limited to 12 participants. Minimum age is 16 years old. Any student under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A Waiver of Liability must be read and signed by all participants.
Please call the Outpost at 770.773.2457 to make reservations.