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Most rescues happen within the first 72-hours. This wilderness survival course teaches students how to use these critical hours to stabilize your situation and assist in your own rescue. Instructors demonstrate techniques associated with the six essential concepts of wilderness survival: shelter, fire craft, food finding, water purification, off-trail navigation, and rescue signaling.
This fun, 3-day course gives students the option of sleeping overnight in their own handmade shelters and reviews important survival gear and equipment.
1: LEADING OUR INDUSTRY SINCE THE LAST ICE AGE
SOLO is the oldest, most innovative, and one of the most respected wilderness medical schools in the world.
2:WE’RE FOCUSED ON WILDERNESS
Which is anywhere outside “The Golden Hour,” whether miles from home or just down the street (e.g., after a Earthquake, flood ,tornado).
3:WE’RE VERY HANDS-ON
Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dig in. The training is real, gritty, and can be messy; we prepare you for real life.
4:WE GO OUTSIDE NO MATTER WHAT
All weather, all conditions from 90 above to 10 below; emergencies don’t wait for pleasant days, and neither do we.
5:WE KEEP THINGS REAL
We train by immersion, and all our scenarios have the sights and sounds of a real emergency. This helps prepare students for real-world situations.
6:AND IT’S NOT ALL HARD SKILLS
We’ll teach you to fix broken things, but you’ll also learn the joy of simply giving comfort. Compassion is an important first aid tool.
7:YOU’LL HAVE A GREAT TIME!
Some of the great benefits of SOLO training are the good times and lasting friendships. The learning can be as fun as it is intense.
8:YOU’LL BE READY FOR ANYTHING
Whether far-flung adventure or a career in emergency medicine, we’ll give you the confidence and skills to….go!
You should plan to have clothing appropriate to the season in which you will be taking the class, as you will spend a significant amount of time outside. The following list is to SUPPLEMENT the clothing you will be wearing. If you have trouble locating some of these items please call us as we have a limited amount for loan.
Minimum Age: 14 (All minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects.
Initiative Outdoor offers outdoor education courses into the wilderness for school aged students. Students will meet new challenges while taking part in ...
Outdoor education helps develop life skills that cannot be gained in the classroom and contributes significantly to personal all-round development. In fact, these ‘out of classroom’ experiences can actually help increase the capacity for academic learning by encouraging different approaches for thinking about and solving problems. Outdoor programs instill in students a sense of responsibility, assist them in building trust, self confidence and a strong sense of team spirit. An additional benefit of outdoor education is that students learn to enjoy, respect and care for the natural environment.