Forest Lake

Personal Protection / Water Crossing / Shelter / Fire

The ways in which we protect ourselves are not always limited to physical threats from bad actors we may come in contact with. In fact, understanding the role in which our environment plays during a survival situation is imperative to getting out alive, maintaining personal dignity, and returning in the best condition as possible. During this block of instruction we will focus on teaching students how to best utilize clothing, shelter, fire, and our man-made equipment to the fullest extent in order to better suit our survival needs. Students will be given the chance not only to learn about the principals, but also apply them during practical exercises. Building a shelter or a fire may seem simple, but attempting your first fire during a survival situation is not ideal. We will discuss the importance of maintaining body temperature and the ways in which we can achieve/maintain a solid 98.6 degree core temperature. Students will also learn when to apply certain skills and techniques based off the status of the country they find themselves working in (Permissive vs. Non-Permissive). This is extremely important as some skills may need to be omitted or modified in certain environments due to an increased risk level. Lastly, we will discuss the pros and cons of water crossing and more importantly, how to defeat potentially hazardous water crossing situations. Understanding these principals will provide the students with the confidence they need should they ever find themselves isolated and away from a friendly environment..  

Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 7.41.01 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 7.41.25 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 7.41.11 PM.png