1978 Ahwahnee Survival Camp
Alternative Course Method

Some of the comments from the course evaluations include:

  • Better food
  • More realistic
  • More living off the land

Perhaps the food list could be changed to:

  • 3 cup-o-soup packets
  • 3 oatmeal packets
  • 3 instand cocoa packets
  • 3 bullion cubes

The equipment list (partial) could include:

  • 1 day hike pack (to carry all gear)
  • 1 poncho
  • 1 space blanket (wool blanket not allowed)
  • 1 sierra cup
  • 1 canteen
  • 1 fork
  • 1 spoon
  • etc.

In-camp instruction on Sunday and Monday, primarily by slides, could include:

  • Shelters
  • Traps
  • Plants
  • Skinning
  • Orienteering
  • Lost
  • Fires
  • Hypothermia
  • Dehydration
  • etc.

The rest of the week might look as follows:

  • Tuesday - Hike to PC2000 and Holcomb Creek. Practice skills and traps.
  • Wednesday - Traps and skills at Holcomb Creek.
  • Thursday - Hike up Deep Creek. Rappel somewhere on Deep Creek. Solo at valley of the Dead Giants.
  • Friday - Pick up late afternoon from solo. Evening feast.

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