|Date/Time:||Sunday, December 2, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Meet at:||Joshua Tree Visitor Center|
|Fee:||$50 members $60 non members|
|Instructor:||Dave Cooper, Survival Specialist, Joshua Tree Search and Rescue|
This all-day field class goes beyond mere survival and delves into long-term skills used by the indigenous cultures of the Southwest. Dave Cooper will teach time-tested survival strategies and self-sufficiency methodologies that date to the roots of civilization. Participants will learn sustainable indigenous skills such as how to create fire-by friction, how to weave rope from yucca fibers, and how to make primitive deadfalls. Martins will discuss modern survival skills such as how to fashion utensils, how to start a fire using steel and wool, and how to outfit your vehicle for safe desert exploration. This is a great opportunity to increase your self-reliance! This class has a camping option on Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Lost Horse Campground. Please note: no animals will be trapped during this course.