SHELTER BUILDING

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Tim Swanson
Wilderness Survival Skills Instructor
Shirley, Massachusetts
owleyeswilderness@gmail.com
Email to book a class or event!
PROGRAMS
  • Private One-on-One 
  • Homeschooling
  • Scout Groups
  • Birthday Parties
  • Library Workshops
  • Nature Center Groups
  • Museums
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Public Venues
  • Conservation Commissions

HOW IS PRICE DETERMINED?

Every custom course is priced specifically to that course. Many factors determine the price once I know: the duration of the program, the number of participants, course content and distance of travel.

Please feel free to ask me any questions that you have through email. Contact me to schedule a cool class! Thank you for your interest in learning with Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival. Please consider following me on Facebook and Instagram @owleyeswilderness.

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The biggest killer in the outdoors is environmental exposure, as regulating our core body temperature is one of the most important priorities for survival. This class will be weather dependent as to which shelter we build. We will build a quinzhee from snow or a debris shelter from sticks and leaves.

Shelter is your first line of defense from wind, rain, snow, sun, and air temperature. This class will teach you the essential skills to safely select an area to build a shelter for a survival situation. Clothing selection will also be covered, as proper clothing can make a huge difference in adverse weather.

 

This class requires the most movement and labor of any class offered by Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival, be prepared to work hard!


DURATION: 3 Hours


SKILLS COVERED:

  • Safe Campsite Selection

  • How to Properly Dress for the Outdoors

  • Physics of Heat Loss/Gain

  • Gathering Natural Materials to Construct an Earth Shelter

  • Creating a Safe and Effective Shelter

  • Ethics and Guidelines for Harvesting Plants to Craft Shelters

  • Trash Bag and Tarp Shelters

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Large scarf, shemagh, or bed sheet

  • Appropriate clothing for weather

  • Water, lunch, and snacks

  • Notebook and pen (optional)

E-mail owleyeswilderness@gmail.com with any questions or to book a class.

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