Survival Preparation and Skills

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This course will consist of a day of classroom instruction (2/04) and one of outside exercises (2/11). The course will include the psychology, planning, and equipment necessary for survival. For ages 12 and up; under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

This course will cover venomous snakes, spiders, and insects endemic to Georgia; survival medicine; field expedient weapons and tools; water procurement; edible wild plants; wildlife food; shelter; fire building; and signaling. Instructor: Bob Finke, Master Sergeant, USA Special Forces (Retired) Please bring a lunch and a pocket knife for the second portion of the course.


Admission: $40 by January 30th, $45 per day after. $5 parking fee included.
Event Phone: 706-878-3087

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Smithgall Woods State Park
61 Tsalaki Trail
Helen, GA 30545

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.691950 | W -083.767150
Located on Highway 75 Alt, 3 miles west of Helen.