Environmental Survival MS
This multidisciplinary course explores the skills and knowledge base needed in backcountry wilderness adventures including essential gear, necessary knot-tying, backpacking basics, backcountry cooking, orienteering, basics of wilderness first aid, fire building techniques, shelter building, wild edibles, leave no trace ethics, expedition leadership skills, team-building exercises, and more. Steps for planning a successful backcountry trip will be covered as well as local backcountry trip possibilities. The optional lab component of this online class will consist of exercises and discussion related to important trip planning elements and will focus on a risk avoidance mindset. Time will also be spent learning team-building ideas and leave no trace ethics.
* Prerequisites: None
* This course includes an optional learning experience.