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Learn how to adapt to the rough conditions of the outdoors! Outdoor Survival Basics is a series of classes taught at Bays Mountain Park to help teach the average person the techniques for outdoor survival. After a successful introductory run in December, the program series returns this April.

The following survival classes will be held in the Discovery The­ater at Bays Mountain Park at 3:00 p.m.

  • April 1 – “Snake Bites”
  • April 8 – “What To Take Hiking?”
  • April 15 – “Lost & Afraid”
  • April 22 – “Outdoor Survival Basics”
  • April 29 – “Bear Aware”

These classes will cover the techniques a person should use in a dan­gerous situation to save themselves or others. These techniques are meant to provide the basic ne­cessities for human life including water, food and shelter, as well as the need to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants and for first aid.

Many of these skills can be used to enjoy extended periods of time in re­mote places and to thrive in nature. Even when hiking, back­packing, horseback riding, fishing or hunting, you need to make sure to have the basic wilder­ness survival skills to handle an emergency situation.

Each class in the series is $3/person and free for Bays Mountain Park members. Participants can complete as many classes as they would like, and those who attend all five classes will receive a certificate of completion. For more information please call 423-229-9447.