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Emergency Shelter

Emergency Remain Over Night
(ERON 1)

Course Info:

  • Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
  • Age Requirement: Minimal age is 14, Ages 14 to 17 need to be accompanied by an adult (No charge for adult)
  • Where: Campton, New Hampshire or host a class at your location
  • Cost: $325 per person (includes all materials to construct an emergency shelter, camping fees, and food to cook two meals)

 

If you’ve taken a Wilderness Medicine Class, then you know how to take care of yourself or someone else in a wilderness medical emergency. But the next question should be, “Can I take care of myself if I have to spend an unplanned night in the backcountry?”. If you had to think about that answer, then come learn how to safely spend the night in the backcountry when an emergency occurs. This two-day overnight course will focus on the critical skills needed to remain overnight with minimal gear. It is designed for anyone that spends any amount of time in the backcountry. When you go out for a “Day Trip” in the backcountry, do you carry the bare essentials in your pack to remain overnight for 24, 48, or 72 hours? Do you have the skills and knowledge to use and adapt your equipment to meet your basic survival needs of Shelter, Fire, Water, and Food?  This course will teach you how to meet those needs and give you the confidence to safely recreate in remote areas.

All costs listed above are for onsite classes in Campton, New Hampshire. Click here to see a list of our scheduled classes and to register. If you would like to host a private class at your location or ours, please contact us to discuss options. Group discounts available.

Topics Included: 

  • Modern shelter construction
  • Water procurement and treatment
  • Fire methodology
  • Knife safety and use
  • Introduction to foraging
  • Principals of thermoregulation
  • Gear selection/ recommendations
  • Basic land navigation
  • Open fire cooking techniques
  • Knots and natural cordage

 

Gear List:

  • This class will be conducted in the outdoors, please dress appropriately for the season
  • Raingear (Top and Bottom)
  • Non-insulated metal water bottle or a small metal pot to boil water in
  • Plate, bowl, fork, spoon
  • Cup for hot/cold drinks
  • Sharp knife, fixed blade (non-folding) – We recommend the Mora Craftline Basic 511
  • Optional – Day pack and equipment that you might typically carry

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Travel Information: Main training area is located in the beautiful foothills of the White Mountains in Campton, New Hampshire right off I-93. Local driving directions will be sent after registration.

Arrival and Departure: Day 1 will start at 9:00 am and run until 12:00 pm on Day 2.

Accommodations: Students will stay overnight in the shelters that they build.

Meals: Dinner on Day 1 and Breakfast on Day 2 will be provided; students will cook over an open fire using varies techniques.

Deposit Policy: Your spot in a class is not secured until we receive your deposit, which is $100.00. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Full payment is expected 30 days prior to the class start date. If a class is already full, we will refund 100% of your deposit.

Cancellation and Refund Policies: With cancellations more than 30 days in advance of the class, the cost, less the deposit, will be refunded. With cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start of the class all monies are non-refundable and non-transferable. These policies reflect the fact that we do not overbook, and cancelled spaces are very difficult to fill at the last minute. If we have to cancel a class, 100% of the cost and deposit will be refunded.

Liability Release Policy: Before the start of each class, all participants are required to have a signed Liability Release form, Medical History form, and Photo Release form. All forms will be provided on-site of Day 1.

Gear Loaning Policy: We have very little equipment that can be lent out. Please read the Gear List to ensure you have the right stuff.

Tobacco Policy: We will be working and living the field, so smoking is permitted only in the specified smoking areas. All cigarette butts are to be disposed of properly in the trash.

Training Area Info: The training area is located on 40 plus acres of private, raw land. There are no structures, running water, or electricity. If you plan on using any electronics, think about bringing a portable battery charger. We will be using a composting system. Hand washing stations, potable water, and overhead cover will be provided. Keep in mind that we don’t have an alternative to the composting system. If using a composting toilet makes you significantly uncomfortable, then this class probably is not a good option for you.

Parking Info: There is a designated parking area at the training site. Details will be sent along with directions after you register.

We reserve the right to pause or stop training at any time due to factors that make the training unsafe such as inclement weather. If you have questions about the course, don’t hesitate to contact us.