Wilderness skills workshop water in the backcountry

Aug 31 Water Treatment Workshop

Aug 31 Water Treatment Workshop

BACKCOUNTRY WATER TREATMENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Wednesday August 31st,  6:00 – 8:00 PM (Arizona Time MST)

IN-STORE WORKSHOP     2 Hours     10 Student Max

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLLECTING, TREATING, CARRYING AND USING WATER IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

PLEASE NOTE:

Class limited to 9 spots. If you see "The requested qty is not available" error when purchasing, please reduce you requested quantity or choose another class date.

$20.00
Availability: In stock
SKU
WSW-3

THE ESSENTIALS OF SAFE WATER IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

This workshop covers the techniques and gear essential for safe and efficient use of water in the backcountry with updated science for present day conditions.

From camping to backpacking to remote emergencies, water is the one thing you can not do without. If you are out for any extended period of time you will need to collect and treat water. With so many choices of filters, purifiers and chemical treatment options to choose from it can be a daunting task to figure out the best for you. Get some hands-on knowledge and practical up-to-date information with the most recent conditions and techniques so you can handle your water needs with confidence in the backcountry. 

You will learn: 

  • Safe practices and protocols for treatment updated with recent studies
  • How various filters, purifiers and tablets work
  • The most common mistakes people make when it comes to water
  • Carrying options
  • Emergency options for collecting and treating water
  • Tips & Tricks and more

 

WHERE: The Arizona Hiking Shack 3244 E. Thomas Rd. Phx

WHO: Beginners to Intermediate. Ages 18 & up. (12 yrs & up with Gaurdian) Limit 9 participants. Hikers, campers, backpackers, anglers, off-roaders, paddlers, climbers, preppers, and all interested.

SAVE MONEY!
Workshop includes a 10% discount on gear at the Shack.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS OUTSIDE. COME PREPARED TO WORK IN THE DIRT & SUN. A bottle of water and appropriate clothing is highly reccomended.

WORKSHOP SIZE: is kept small (9 attendees) to facilitate questions, individual attention and distancing. Masks are appreciated if you are not vacinated during this Pandemic.

WORKSHOP INCLUDES: 10% Discount for all future purchases as a part of the Arizona Hiking Shack family. You will need to create a Shack Account to take advantage of this.

 

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FAQ

  • ALL AHS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS HAVE A 4-PERSON MINIMUM. If minimum is not met class can be cancelled.
  • WORKSHOP CUT-OFF for registration sign up is 3 Days (72 hours) prior to class. Walk-ins on day of are welcome if space allows.
  • IF WE CANCEL class for minimum attendance requirement not being met, payment is refunded or applied to another class or event, your choice. Cancelations take place 48 hours prior to class if needed via email. (We’ve only canceled twice in the last 8 years.)
  • 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. (Instructors are available via email and always strive for your satisfaction.)
  • A waiver will need to be signed and returned via email for class.

 

 
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Jonathan Mincks, WFR – Wilderness Skills & Safety Instructor

Jonathan Mincks is a Wilderness First Responder and instructor of wilderness self-reliance at AHS Rescue & The Arizona Hiking Shack. He teaches modern wilderness survival, outdoor recreation, and emergency preparedness. His educational programs have garnered him praise from new enthusiasts and seasoned professionals alike.

Holding multiple certifications and distinctions in industry standards, Mincks is also a boondocks scholar* who has been exploring the backcountry since he was in diapers. His practical approach & experience are only rivaled by his infectious passion, broad knowledge and witty perspective on self-reliance that confounds the important nature of the subject. He turns survival into "serious fun" for those who work or play in the backcountry because, "in the end, it is a positive attitude that will prevail."

Mincks is a go-to consultant on national and regional TV, news and media concerning outdoor recreation and safety. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over 20 years on trail crews, as a guide, outfitter, medic, educator, and outreach specialist.

*Boondocks Scholar. Adjective - Possessing an outlook of being on a perpetual field trip. A lifelong student of the outdoors. One who continuously studies and practices what it takes to thrive in the backcountry.

  Jonathan Mincks, Wilderness Skills & Safety Instructor

 

"Practical, thorough & Fun."                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Susan, a seasonal guide for almost 20 years

 

"You teach PSAR. Preventative Search and Rescue. It's great!"                                                                                                                                                            Mike England, Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association SAR Team

 

 

 

 

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