Wilderness Survival

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Preparing for Unexpected Outdoor Emergencies

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

 

2.5 Hours          10 Student Max          Level: Beginner to Intermediate          Price: $25

 

How to avoid and survive emergencies in a wilderness setting with minimal resources is essential knowledge every outdoor enthusiast should have. This course covers the principles and protocols for managing emergencies.

Through instructionals, live demonstrations, Q&A, and detailed presentations you will get the practical knowledge that can help keep you alive! 

Course covers protocols for:

  • The Principles of Survival & Attitude PMA
  • The needs; Water, Shelter, Fire, Food, Sleep
  • Introduction to basic Navigation & First Aid
  • Extreme Weather & Environments
  • Animal Encounters
  • Helping Rescuers help you
  • And much more.

This course is ideal for hikers, backpackers, hunters, off roaders and other outdoor enthusiasts, but also great for families, travelers and anyone wanting to be prepared.

"What you teach is PSAR, Preventative Search and Rescue"

Members of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) Search and Rescue team after watching Mincks in action.

 

CLASS SIZE is kept small (10 attendees max) to facilitate questions, individual attention and safe practices during the pandemic if in-store. Masks are required in-store.

CLASS INCLUDES: 10% discount for all AHS purchases when you create a Shack account as part of the Arizona Hiking Shack family.

 

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FAQ

  • CONFIRMATION EMAIL within 48 hrs of booking class will contain information you will need. Some classes require a list of items you will want to have ready at class time to participate in exercises. We’ve kept these simple. You probably have everything needed in your house. If not, these are easily attainable at a market or drug.

 

  • All AHS Classes have a 4-PERSON MINIMUM. If minimum is not met class can be cancelled.

 

  • CLASS CUT-OFF for sign up is 3 Days (72 hours) prior to class.

 

  • IF WE CANCEL class for low attendance, payment is refunded or applied to another class or event, your choice. Cancelations take place 72 hours prior to class if needed via email.

 

  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL PRIOR to 72 hours before class you will receive a full refund. Any cancellations by attendees LESS than 72 hours prior to class cannot be refunded but can be applied to another class.

 

  • Waivers will need to be signed for any in-store class.

 

 
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Jonathan Mincks – Wilderness Skills & Safety Instructor

Mincks is a boondocks scholar who has been exploring the backcountry since in diapers. His life-long study and engagement in wilderness skills and emergency response has earned him multiple credentials in; Advanced Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Natural Medicine, Wilderness Survival, Desert Survival, Paddling Specialist and Outfitting.

His approach to teaching is renowned for being practical, thorough, inspiring and current.  His attention to detail and current "hacks" has garnered him acclaim from new enthusiasts and seasoned professionals alike.

 

"What you teach is PSAR, Preventative Search and Rescue"

Members of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) Search and Rescue team after watching Mincks in action.