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August 2019

Canoe Camping Long Weekends (Marble Lake, Frontenac )‎

August 31 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 3:00 pm

Overview: The most efficient way to access wild areas in an environmentally friendly way is by means of canoe. Purpose: To introduce all aspects of lightweight camping as applied to canoe tripping. Topics: how to plan and implement a canoe trip into the back-country paddling techniques types of canoes selection of paddles PFD's canoe safety and rescue (Coast Guard regulations) camping gear and clothing menus, and, trip planning. Canadiana will be an underlying theme, including skills and lore of the…

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September 2019

Wilderness First Aid Weekend (Humber Valley, Toronto)

September 7 @ 10:00 am - September 8 @ 3:00 pm
Humber Valley, Toronto, 203 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M9W 6V3 Canada
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Learn important backcountry Crisis Management and Hazard Identification Skills, ‎how to construct a Wilderness First Aid Kit, plus how to treat the top-20 medical scenarios  and injuries in the Wilds including assessments, triage, and evacuation methods.

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Homesteading Survival Weekend (Kargus Lakes Retreat BLR)

September 14 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 3:00 pm
Kargus Lake Retreat,

Learn how to be prepared for disaster, and how to get started living off of the grid. ‎Topics include: building solar systems wood and pellet stove heating waterless toilets finding off grid property cabin options Contact us for scheduling!

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GPS Map & Compass Workshop (Humber Valley, Toronto)

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Humber Valley, Toronto, 203 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M9W 6V3 Canada
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Overview: Learn how to find your way in the wilderness, using handheld GPS, magnetic compass and Topo maps. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Topics: Marking and finding way points Backtrack and breadcrumb trails Choosing a GPS and appropriate maps and compass  

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Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants (Greenwood, Ajax)‎

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The format of the program may vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. basic principles of ecology and habitats, species preferences and site distribution, rules and regulations, safety and health concerns, ethics of plant foraging. Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams and bannock.

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October 2019

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants (Humber Valley, Toronto)‎

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Humber Valley, Toronto, 203 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M9W 6V3 Canada
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Overview: This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The format of the program may vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. basic principles of ecology and habitats, species preferences and site distribution, rules and regulations, safety and health concerns, ethics of plant foraging. Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams and bannock.

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Outdoor ‎Survival & Disaster Prep (Cootes Forest, Hamilton)

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This introduction to survival skills and preparedness is a must for anyone, such as hikers, canoeists, hunters, fisher persons and outdoor leads/camp staffs, who ventures into the great outdoors. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. Topics: Proper gear/clothing/footwear Shelter-building and fire-building Signalling for help Setting snares and foraging for food Map and compass basics Being prepared at home and cottage The “what if?” priority…

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Bushcraft Skills (Woodend Niagara)

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

New event for 2019! Overview: Enjoy a fun day of learning Bushcraft Skills! The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. Topics: Firebow Friction Fire Flint & Steel Rope and Basket Making Sun Dials Bannock/Wild Teas Cooking

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Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants (Woodend, Niagara)‎

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The format of the program may vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. basic principles of ecology and habitats, species preferences and site distribution, rules and regulations, safety and health concerns, ethics of plant foraging. Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams and bannock.

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Wilderness Survival Skills Weekend (Moon River, Muskoka)

October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 3:00 pm
Moon River, Muskoka District Road 12, Harrison Trail
MacTier, Ontario P0C 1H0 Canada
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Overview: This introduction to survival skills and preparedness is a must for anyone, such as hikers, canoeists, hunters, fisher persons and outdoor leads/camp staffs, who ventures into the great outdoors. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Topics: Proper gear/clothing/footwear Shelter-building and fire-building Signalling for help Setting snares and foraging for food Map and compass basics The “what if?” priority survival skills (shelter construction, fire building with/without matches).

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