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Desert Survival

Date/Time: Sunday, March 2, 9 am – 4 pm
Meet at: Oasis Visitor Center
Fee: $50 member, $60 non member
Instructor: Thomas Coyne, Desert Survival Specialist, Survival Training School of California
Hike Level: Easy

Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. Thomas Coyne will teach the physical skills and mental processes that will prepare participants to discover some of the most beautiful and most dangerous habitats of the world. Thomas will offer suggestions and strategies to manage your mind in survival situations and how to set priorities when stakes are high. Some of the topics covered include: survival kits, edible and dangerous plants, water location, signaling, as well as desert hazards such as flash floods, venomous creatures, and heat-related injuries. The class will combine outdoor hands-on practice with classroom lecture. This class is not to be missed if you plan on spending any time in the desert!  If you combine this class with Navigating with Map and Compass, there is a camping option at the Lost Horse Reserved Group campground.  Call 760-367-5535 for more information

Download the course outline:  Desert Survival Outline – Spg2014

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

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