These aren’t scare tactics. These are real-life scenarios that happen all too often, in areas you’d least likely think. For every 35 search and rescues in the US, 1 fatality occurs. The reality is that many of these tragedies could have been avoided….
It’s not about being tough; it’s about being smart.
Here’s A Taste of What You’re Going to Learn:
-What gear to bring on a short or long hike. In hunting areas, sometimes the wrong colored clothing can put you at risk. The right clothing can not only identify you as human to hunters but also protect you from the conditions. Having the right tools can save your life. Will explains exactly what to bring and why. You’re not going to look like Rambo or anything, but you are going to know what’s up if you get in any kind of trouble. You will be prepared and aware before trouble strikes – you will likely be able to avoid it altogether – this is key.
-How to use small and big game weapons such as a bow and arrow, knife or hand gun. (These guys can actually make a bow out of sticks and string it in the wild if they had to). Even if you hike only once in a while, these are crucial skills. Remember, it only takes one mistake one time for things to go “sideways.” You don’t need to be an expert, you just need to be aware of how to get control of the situation if necessary.
-Creating your own shelter fast when shelter isn’t available. If you get stuck in bad weather and the sh*t hits the fan, you will need to get shelter before conditions deteriorate. Will shows you how to cover yourself against a rain storm in under 1 minute. Will teaches you how to send a distress signal without a gun. Surviving a wilderness emergency is not about thinking you are immortal. Surviving is about realizing that at any time anything can happen, and you will not panic because you have learned all you could in order to take control of the situation.
-How to survive when wild animals draw near. Did you know that in many parts of America, Mountain Lions live among people, some up to 200 lbs? These are smart predators; they will see you before you see them. While Mountain Lion attacks on humans are rare, it’s important to avoid situations in which you could be attacked.
-And then there are coyotes and wolves. These animals are not stupid. They have evolved to deal with modern society’s complacency. Wolves and coyotes will literally wait you out. You may be in a spot where you are out of danger. They will keep one posted and take shifts waiting for you. If you make some error, become injured and an easy target, they will seize the opportunity. We have invaded their territories, and many coyote populations have gone urban. Seriously, coyotes now live in almost every city in America. They live in Central Park in Manhattan. You need best practices for how to behave around these animals because unless you live under a rock, you’ll likely encounter one.
-Discover how to use a fire to stay warm and cook food in the outdoors. There are key details on this series for setting up a fire when the wind is blowing hard. It’s not conventional wisdom to do this kind of stuff. It is actually counter-intuitive and Will is going to show you exactly what to do and what not to do.
-Plus much more… When you get outdoors you will be confident.