Outdoor Skills Syllabus 2008

PURPOSE

In any type of major disaster or emergency, it is important for every individual to understand that it is likely that normal comforts and amenities may be lacking, and they and their families must be prepared to be self-sufficient for up to several days early in event.   Outdoor Skill is designed to acquaint new members with these issues and learn how to work around them and become self sufficient.

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12, 2008
Time: 08:00 Saturday to 16:00 Sunday
Location:     TBA
   

Park Home Page

TBA
Getting there/Park

PARKING

Location: TBA
Fee: TBD

PREREQUISITES

  • Form completion (See Next Steps below)

SKILLS EMPHASIZED

  1. Shelter building
  2. Fire building
  3. Bear bagging
  4. ICS intro
  5. Gear intro
  6. Food intro
    1. Meals cooked in teams
    2. Meals (Variety)  MRE, Freeze-dried, Safeway
  7. clothing intro
  8. base setup
  9. Knots
  10. Shelter site selection
  11. Radio intro
  12. Rule of 3's/Survival priorities
  13. ESAR intro
    1. phone #s
    2. web access
    3. e-mail registration

EQUIPMENT LIST

  1. Sleeping bag
  2. Sleeping pad
  3. Appropriate clothes/shoes
  4. Personal Items/toiletries

WEATHER: CURRENT AND FORECAST

 http://www.weather.com/weather/local

NEXT STEPS

  1. Complete forms: http://www.calesar.org/additional/documents.html
    1. Adult (21+) Application Form (BSA) or Minor (under 21) Application Form (BSA)
    2. Parental Consent Form (Under 21)
  2. Medical Consent Form
  3. Pay training fees
    1. $100 for new members, $50 for Summer Camp Attendees
    2. Check made out to “Cal-ESAR” preferred

REMINDERS

  1. Sign up for a CPR course (See Medical Training Requirement below)
  2. Schedule doctor’s appointment for physical before Dec 5 2007
    1. Medical Form (BSA) (http://www.calesar.org/additional/documents.html)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


QUESTIONS?

Contact Ken Buscho, ESAR Outdoor Skills Course Director
(408) 429-4603 or ken@buscho.net



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