Survival Skills Class with Tom Lutyens , Chief Lahn, and Terry Barney May 14-18

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  1. IA Woodsman

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    This five-day course, taught by certified USAF Survival Instructors with a combined 100 plus years of teaching experience all over the globe, will cover a wide variety of survival and wilderness skills. This course is geared for any skill level from beginner to advanced so that everyone will walk away with new skills to add to their set. This class is not designed to be a ‘gut check’ type of class, but instead is designed as a low stress learning experience. There will be a large amount of information covered, so note taking and picture taking is encouraged.

    TOPICS COVERED
    • Land Navigation – including using a map and compass, route planning, and a 3-5-mile orienteering course off site
    • Shelter Craft – USGI parachutes will be used to make group shelters, teepees, and individual hootches
    • Foraging – gathering and preparing wild edibles, identifying natural resources to meet other survival needs
    • Camp Building – hands on practice for building a comfortable, safe, and functional group camp
    • Fire Craft – primitive, modern, and kit building
    • Gear Lab – hands on lessons with new and old school equipment
    • Improvising – techniques to make what you have meet your immediate needs
    • Large Knife Use – techniques for using, maintaining, and safety.
    RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
    • Sleeping Gear
    • Quality pocket knife or Multitool
    • Water container, metal is best
    • Cup
    • Cooking pot
    • Headlight and extra batteries
    • Sheath knife
    • Fire steel
    • Fire starter
    • Rain Gear
    • Good boots, waterproof is best – make sure they are broken in
    • Eye protection
    • Heavy duty leather gloves
    • Field pants (BDUs are recommended)
    • 100 ft cordage
    • PSK – Personal Survival Kit
    • FAK – First Aid Kit
    • Personnel meds and hygiene items
    • Extra clothing
    • Day pack
    LODGING OPTIONS
    • Participants may tent/shelter camp on the property at no additional cost.
    • Space in the “Bunkhouse” is available for an additional fee of $55.00/night. Contact Kurt Sorys for details and reservations. ksorys@88tactical.com
    • Summit Lake State Park is about a mile away and has camper sites with hookups.
    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    • Students must be 18 or older, unless accompanied by a parent (minimum age 15).


    I will have lots of gear to try out or borrow. Lots of big knives to loan out.


    Link to register.

    https://88tactical.com/training-courses-omaha/survival-skills-pro-series/
     
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    I’m definitely interested. The sooner dates are set the better chance I have of working it around my academic calendar.
     
  3. IA Woodsman

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    I will get on it.
     
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    Very interested. Suppose to be going back to work come May so I may just ask the Dr to delay it by a couple of weeks.
    The topics sound great.
     
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    Im interested.

    Im like Tom, im not much on flying anymore!
     
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    Definitely interested
     
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    The dates are good to go with 88 Tac, I am calling Tom to make it set in stone.
     
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    For anyone who could make this, let me tell you it would be worth your time and time off.

    5 days with Tom and Terry, you'll never regret it.
     
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    So there has been a request for some land navigation. Lets plan on it. We will have to go off site, but it will be worth it. Any other requests? We plan on some Parachute shelters, including Tepees. Plant ID and uses, Improvising.
     
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    I’ll make it if possible
     
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    Is this a class a person who has never taken a class with you before would be comfortable in, or is this more advanced?
     
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    This class will be for any skill level
    We will have enough Instructors that we can work with folks of different skill levels.
     
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    Now the work begins, time to find someone to swap days with at work.
     
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    How late can we sign up for this? My schedule is already set but when it gets close I may be able to clear something.
     
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    I have the time off of work. Looking forward to this!
     
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    Up till the day of as far as I am concerned.
     
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    How about compass navigation as a possible session?
    I like the plant identification idea, will that include tree identification by leaves/bark etc?
    If Cro makes it, snare set up would be another good one!
     
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    Yep, planning on a Land Nav section.
     
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    Just got off the phone with Tom. This will be a great class. I will be posting up possible topics. Tom is excited and so am I. I will get a hold of Kurt tomorrow and get the class up on the site.
     
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    I'll work with Terry this weekend to get a course description hammered out and then get it up on the 88 Tactical training calendar.
     
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    It’s a go for me. I got the time off from work. This will be a good class.
     
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    Wondering if this class was still happening and where I could take a look at class, cost and times?
     
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    Definitely interested. Will be there.
     
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    Is this done yet? I was unable to locate on the schedule at 88Tactical.
     
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    It will be up by the end of this week.
     
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    We now have a class description:

    This five-day course, taught by certified USAF Survival Instructors with a combined 100 plus years of teaching experience all over the globe, will cover a wide variety of survival and wilderness skills. This course is geared for any skill level from beginner to advanced so that everyone will walk away with new skills to add to their set. This class is not designed to be a ‘gut check’ type of class, but instead is designed as a low stress learning experience. There will be a huge amount of information covered, so note taking and picture taking is encouraged.

    Subjects that will be covered will include, but are not limited to:

    • Land Navigation- including using a map and compass, route planning, and a 3-5-mile orienteering course off site
    • Shelter Craft- USGI parachutes will be used to make group shelters, teepees, and individual hootches
    • Foraging- gathering and preparing wild edibles, identifying natural resources to meet other survival needs
    • Camp Building- hands on practice for building a comfortable, safe, and functional group camp
    • Fire Craft- primitive, modern, and kit building
    • Gear Lab- hands on lessons with new and old school equipment
    • Improvising- techniques to make what you have meet your immediate needs
    • Large Knife Use- techniques for using, maintaining, and safety.

    Equipment List
    -Sleeping Gear
    -Quality pocket knife or Multitool
    -Water container, metal is best
    -Cup
    -Cooking pot
    -Headlight and extra batteries
    -Sheath knife (Fixed Blade)
    -Machete or other large blade - optional
    -Fire steel
    -Fire starter(s)
    -Rain Gear
    -Good boots, waterproof is best – make sure they are broken in
    -Eye protection
    -Heavy duty leather gloves
    -Field pants (BDUs are recommended)
    -100 ft cordage
    -PSK – Personal Survival Kit
    -FAK – First Aid Kit
    -Personnel meds and hygiene items
    -Extra clothing
    -Day pack
    -Food and Drink for the week (Coolers are welcome)

    Lodging Options:
    -Participants may tent/shelter camp on the property at no additional cost.
    -Space in the “Bunkhouse” is available for an additional fee of $55.00/night. Contact Kurt Sorys for details and reservations. ksorys@88tactical.com
    -Summit Lake State Recreation Area is about a mile away and has camper sites with hookups.
    http://outdoornebraska.gov/summitlake/

    This should be up on the web page soon, but if you can't wait, here is a link to register.

    https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/...6/availability/130507455/book/?full-items=yes
     
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    Gotta buy some extra notebooks for this class.
     
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    Boys I am very sorry. If you have not gotten a message from 88 Tactical, I apologize. I was recently inured at work and I am on light duty. Due to this I have had to cancel this class. I have talked to Tom and he would like to try to do this same type of class this Fall. Once again I am very sorry.

    Terry
     
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    Sorry to hear that you were injured Terry. I hope that you heal quickly! Fall works too!
     
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    No problem Terry. Get well. Will try again in the fall.
     
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    Prayers sent for your healing brother.

    There will be another time!
     
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    I hope it's not serious and that you heal quickly.
     
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    That’s not good. Hope you heal quickly.
     
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    Glad it has been delayed but not in this way. I was having a hard time finding someone to cover my shifts.

    My family will keep you in our prayers in hopes you can return to work soon. @IA Woodsman
     
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    Bummer man! Get well soon.


    However, fall means I might be able to make it.
     
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