Day 2 (Sunday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Field Practice Day)
The day's training will consist of navigating your way along a cross-country navigation course, as well as demonstrations and practice of bushcraft skills.
The 5 km long navigation course proceeds through some wet-lands, tall grass fields and across uneven terrain and usually takes about 3 hours to complete. The full navigation course does not have to be completed if this activity becomes strenuous for you.
A water treatment demonstration will occur along the way of the navigation course. Stagnant pond-water will be used to compare and demonstrate different methods of treating non-drinkable water.
A military-style warm packaged ration will be provided for lunch. A sample ration will be shown on Day 1 so you will know what to expect. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and combination meal options are available.
The bushcraft portion will consist of demonstrations and practice of fire-starting methods, building simple shelters, tools, building materials, signal fires and simple snares.
There will be a rest-tent area set up at our location with coffee, tea, water, snacks, and a fire (if fire hazard allows). Washrooms will be on-site or within walking distance for the majority of the day.