Practical Outdoor Safety Classes

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2013 OUTDOORSAFE/US FOREST SERVICE SURVIVAL AND NAVIGATION TRAINING PROGRAM

NINE MILE WILDLANDS TRAINING CENTER –  13 – 18 June

Survival and Outdoor Safety expert Peter Kummerfeldt and Map, Compass and GPS guru Ralph Wilfong will present the following training:

June 13th – 16th 

 Back Country Survival Techniques.  Survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt assisted by Ralph Wilfong conduct training that is suitable for individuals aged 15 and older.  The course is designed to provide the practical knowledge needed to travel safely in the back country knowing that should some emergency occur, a night out does not have to be a life threatening event, just an inconvenience.

Fee $250

The following will be covered during the course: the psychology of survival , survival medicine, assembling a survival kit, emergency shelters, fires and fire building, water and water procurement, and the emergency signaling.  The two and a half day course consists of a combination of classroom activity, instruction demonstration and lots of time for student practice.  Participants will be required to sleep out one night

 

June 16th – 18th

Practical Map, Compass and GPS.  This land navigation course taught by lead instructor Ralph Wilfong and assisted by Peter Kummerfeldt, consists of two and a half days of both classroom instruction and field exercises.  Topics presented include: Introduction to USGS topographical maps, overview of mapping software, determining position, topographical map border information, contour lines, map symbols, determining distance and bearing, navigation techniques and using GPS receivers to effect cross country travel.  Field exercises will be conducted throughout the course to allow for practical application of the academic material.  Note: Participants are encouraged to bring their own compass and GPS receivers.  Maps will be provided.

Fee $250

13 – 18 June 2013

Back Country Survival Techniques/Practical Map, Compass & GPS   This course is a combination of the two above courses.  A $50 discount is given to those attending both phases.

Fee $450

To sigh-up for the programs or for further information please call the US Forest Service at 406-626-5410 or 406-626-5201  Ninemile Ranger Station, 20325 Remount Road, Huson, MT 59846

 

 

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