The Occasional Nature Warrior - Asbury, NJ
Open to anyone with reasonable physical capabilities for walking in nature.
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If we called it "Wilderness Skills" you wouldn't come because you probably live in New Jersey, and wilderness to you is Pennsylvania. But wilderness survival skills can be relevant to anyone visiting our beautiful parks and preserves, many of which are unattended and have large expanses of remote forested areas. We can't make you experts at survival in a day, but in this camp session, you'll get some useful suburban survival information (like the ubiquitous backyard pant that treats a bee sting or how to keep calm when you think you're lost). We won't ask you to eat bugs, but we will treat you to a campfire lunch - just as soon as you are able to build a fire without a match! You've all heard not to stand under a tree in a lightning storm, but what if you're in the woods when one blows in? What kinds of things can you do to signal for help? Could you purify some water for drinking without a device or a pill? The scary ticks will still be in the woods, but at the end of this camp, you should have more confidence going deeper into our forested wilds.