Basic Survival Skills Class November 24-25

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  1. IA Woodsman

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    I will be teaching a Basic Class November 24-25. I promise it will be more fun that shopping.

    Here is the link to enroll.

    https://88tactical.com/training-courses-omaha/basic-survival-skills/

    Learn to adapt, improvise and thrive in the wilderness while under close and safe supervision.

    The Basic Survival Skills course is the first in our series of survival classes that involves spending the night in the woods of our 160 acre Tekamah Training Facility. This course is designed to provide a challenging, yet comfortable experience so that students can learn time-tested outdoor skills and a mindset that are valuable for any backcountry adventure.

    Class starts with a gear shakedown in the lodge and transitions quickly out into the woods to our rustic parachute camp. After a discussion on survival priorities around the group fire, students will be guided through the construction of their own shelters made from a combination of natural and man-made materials. Once the shelters are up, students receive in-depth lessons and practice time on fire craft, tool selection, and other survival-related topics. When the sun goes down, the instructor(s) prepare dinner, including dessert, over an open fire giving students the opportunity to work on knife skills and knot tying.

    Day 2 includes breakfast prepared by the instructor(s), additional lessons on fire craft, emergency signaling techniques, all-natural shelters, and other topics relevant to the current conditions.

    The confidence you will gain from our Survival Skills classes will remain with you long after the snow melts and ground thaws. If you still are not convinced, remember that the techniques we teach have been refined over many years and we take safety very seriously. There is always trained medical staff on hand as well as a temperature controlled bunkhouse for emergencies.

    Winter is the best time to learn survival skills. Here’s why.

    Equipment Requirements

    • Backpack large enough for the following items:
    • Sleeping Bag(s) rated for the expected conditions – Military Modular Sleep System works well
    • Sleeping pad
    • Weather appropriate clothes, comfortable boots, 2-3 pairs of socks
    • Empty 32oz sports drink bottle
    • 55 gallon trash bag
    • Fixed blade knife with sheath
    • Fire starters – e.g. matches, lighter, Firesteel
    • Lunch for Saturday and snacks for both days
    • Cup, spoon and bowl and water bottle – Stainless steel is best, but not required
    • First Aid Kit and personal medications as needed
    • 10 foot by 10 foot tarp – A plastic disposable drop cloth is adequate
    • 100 feet of 550 cord (Paracord)
    • Flashlight/headlamp and extra batteries
    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    Students must be at least 16 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    Students who cancel or re-schedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund or credit applied toward future classes. Students who cancel or re-schedule less than 72 hours in advance or “No-Shows” will result in forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees. 88 Tactical reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class.

    Cost is $250
     
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  2. IA Woodsman

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    Pictures from previous Basic classes.

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  3. IA Woodsman

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    If you guys have any questions feel free to ask.
     
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    My son is signed up. I’ll be there to motivate him with poor humor and bad wit.
     
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    @FoxLite Gear Don't wait to sign up lady! All of the good mud holes will be spoken for.
     
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    That's an excellent course of skills and experience! And $250 seems more than affordable for most and much more reasonable than the cost of "other" classes. Too bad it's in Nebraska... and I'm not. That'd be a heck of a long drive for me, otherwise I'd be there.
     
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    Some questions for you:

    What are the course hours? I'm assuming folks flying in would want to arrive on Friday and fly out late Sunday or on Monday...?

    How far is this from the Omaha airport? Seems like a rental car makes sense. Probably a small SUV or a truck?

    Is there any sort of retail shop on or near the premises? For if a fella forgot stuff or wanted to upgrade something?
     
  8. IA Woodsman

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    The class starts at 0900 Saturday morning and ends about 1500 Sunday afternoon. There are cabins and a bunk house for rent.
    The Field-craft Training Area is about an hour away from Omaha. Most times a car is fine.
    The closest place to get gear would be a Walmart about 25 minutes away. I always bring extra gear from Bushcraft Outfitters.
     
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    Thanks sir. I'll need that information to present to the Finance Director.

    Most likely won't be able to line things up work and life to do this, but my chances of success go way down if I don't try. :)
     
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    I'm just holding back to make sure all the die hards get a spot first, I'm a giver like that. I wouldn't want to take the last spot and crush someone's lifelong dream of taking this class...
     
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    Don't you worry, I will have a "special" spot for you.
     
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    Plenty of mud holes during and after the unforcasted snow storm.
     
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    Oh dear.
    Anyone else registering their wife/girlfriend/daughter/sister/mother/femaleneighbor? Because that would be super...
     
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    There is a woman that registered her husband, son, daughter, and herself. Then there is Hobs Jr and a local pilot.

    That means 33.3% of the current registered attendees are women!
     
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    That’s fantastic
     
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    We'll save you a spot.
     
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    I've lost my mind but I'm in. Registered.
     
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    Things are shaping up very nicely for this class. We have 10 people registered as of today. In addition, we’ll have a few former students, and maybe even a BCUSA owner, along for mentoring and moral support.
     
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    Nothing too scary in the weather forecast for this event.

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    It's official I'm in but I'm only coming to sign autographs, if you need anything I'll be in the lodge eating steak and sipping whiskey. Terry can you make me some breakfast?
     
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    My wife and dog have the lodge spoken for. We’ll give you the green building.
     
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    He can bunk with Randy. The feller was looking some lonesome at the BCUSA gathering
     
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    I’ll be sleeping in the coziest place in Tekamah...in Kurt’s sleeping bag right next to him
     
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    This looks like fun maybe I'll try to swing by
     
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    Who’s excited? I know I am!
     
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    The new forecast is calling for a little snow on Sunday. That sounds fun.
     
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    Sounds better than mud!!
     
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    If only they were mutually exclusive.
     
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    Looks like there might be some rain fri/sat but hopefully not. I love snow the rain I can do without.
     
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    I wouldn’t forget the rain gear

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    Next time you do one of these I'm very interested
     
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