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shelter, water, fire food

rob loucks

 Dan Daly teaching about tree pitch

Dan Daly teaching about tree pitch

The four things you need for survival in an extreme scenario, in order of importance, are shelter, water, fire and food.

Thanks to Dan Daly at Oxbow Park we now know how to build an emergency shelter, start a fire, identify common plants and trees, how to dress for warmth and pack for nature outings.  As we learned, "cotton kills and synthetics save".

In the afternoon Caitlin and Matthew took some time to teach us about water purification and wild edibles.

 The beginning stages of an emergency leaf shelter

The beginning stages of an emergency leaf shelter

 Testing out tree knowledge

Testing out tree knowledge