Outdoor classes at Cabela's - Hamburg, PA - February 18, 2017

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  1. Sandcut

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    Howdy folks,

    I've mentioned before that I've had something in the works with Cabela's at their Hamburg PA store. I've just been given the thumbs up to offer the classes.

    We'll be doing a series of three family-friendly classes running throughout the day. There's something for all ages here. Consider making a day of it. Come out, bring the kids, check out a class or two, check out the wonderful taxidermy displays, check out the gun library, get a tasty lunch (I personally recommend the BLT with extra bacon. It literally has 12 strips of bacon. It's amazing!), and maybe do some shopping. If you've never been to Cabela's, it truly is a destination location. Here's the classes and schedules for the day.

    Hug a Tree and Survive - 10 am to 11 am - $5 per person - This is a program developed by the National Association for Search and Rescue to teach young Children how to behave in the event that they become lost in the outdoors. The children are taught simple methods of staying warm and dry, as well as methods for aiding in their rescue by search and rescue personnel. This is a great class for kids ages 6 and up and is an especially good training for young hunters as well as Cub Scouts and Brownie Girl Scouts.

    Basic Knots for Outdoor Use - 12 pm to 1 pm - $5 per person - This is a program that would be suitable for children ages 10 and up, as well as adults. The students will learn basic knot terminology, the difference between knots, bends, and hitches, as well as about a dozen of the more basic, yet most useful knots for use in camping, hunting, boating, etc.

    Overnight Survival - 2 pm to 4 pm - $10 per person - This is an adult course that has been adapted from the Hug a Tree and Survive program. This program goes into more detail for simple methods of staying dry and warm in the event that someone has to spend an unintended night in the outdoors. This program is suitable for ages 14 to adult.

    Registration is requested to ensure adequate materials are available. All classes will be held in the upstairs conference room.

    To register, email SandcutOutdoorsLLC@gmail.com

    We'll be doing another day just like this on March 18 as well.

    I hope to see some of you there.


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    This sounds awesome!

    I'm trying to convince Orfeu to go right now :)
     
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    Cool idea. It's about 2 hr drive for me so it'll take some convincing to the fam to drive that far
     
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    Terrific. Cabelas. That's like playing madison square garden. Hope you get a crowd.
     
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    For anyone who hasn't been, that location is pretty awesome. I think one of the locals told me that it's the second biggest attraction on the east coast after Disney.
     
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    It's about that far for us also. We still run the kids down as a family outing once a year or so, depending on schedules. Looks like I'll be making that trip a few more times this year.


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    We do the same thing normally for by bday.we are coming from MD how about you?
     
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    It is 250,000 square feet! quite a place to visit, of course you have to go to Dietrich's Meats (utter meat heaven!), Dixon's Muzzloading, and a few other places on the trip out. We get out there 3-5 times a year, about 90 minutes for us.
     
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    Bumping this up to the top again since these events are this coming Saturday.

    Now that we're less than a week out (and have a reasonable weather forecast) people are starting to sign up for the various courses.

    If you've never been to Cabela's before, it's worth the trip, especially the fresh water aquaria. Also, if you stay for lunch, I recommend the BLT on sourdough bread. IIRC, $0.50 gets you DOUBLE the bacon. The last time that I had one, that actually meant 12 strips of bacon! It was marvelous!

    Grab the spouse and kids and take a trip this Saturday!

    Shoot me an email to SandcutOutdoorsLLC@gmail.com if you plan on coming so I can ensure that I have enough materials.
     
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    Definitely interested. Email enroute.
     
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    Just loaded the gear into the car. Leaving in 5 minutes. I'm really looking forward to teaching these classes at this venue.

    There's still seats available in all classes if you decide at the last minute to just drop in.

    Hope to see some folks there.
     
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    We really enjoyed the hug a tree class. Thank for putting it together.
     
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    Thanks for coming out and spending part of such a gorgeous day indoors. It was killing me to be inside all day. And here I was, worried that the weather would be too bad for people to come out. Whooddathunk?
     
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    Any chance you'll turn this into a traveling, regional presentation?

    Hamburg, PA is a little over 5 hours from me, but there is a Cabelas right near me in Western NY (hint, hint).

    Would love to have my son do the "hug a tree" course.
     
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    LOL! I wish! Unfortunately, at the rates that I charge, I'd have to borrow money to pay for gas to get home from Western NY. :D
     
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    Just have to up them rates... for Cabelas of course.

    People come for the course, stay for the guns and fishing gear!
     
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