“In today’s times, we may have smartphones and like refrigeration, but I also feel strongly that technologies of the past have a great deal to teach us about connection, and about meaningful, purposeful ways of life. We should know how to make and find food; we should be able to find water and shelter anywhere we go; we should be able to make the things we need even if we don’t always do it. These skills help us to understand the impact of our lives on others”. –Jason Drevenak
In partnership with Jason Drevenak, Fox Haven is excited to offer Welcome to the Wilderness, a winter series that will explore the concept of how to build a healthy, fulfilling, and ethical relationship with the world outdoors. Participants will become intimately familiar with the Fundamental 5: shelter, fire, water & food, navigation/ signaling. We’ll spend each month practicing vital outdoor skills like sharpening cutting tools, building a fire, constructing natural and synthetic shelters, and identifying edible, herbal, and useful plants in the wilderness. We will also discuss the importance of topics like thermoregulation, wilderness first aid, water purification, and rescue signaling.
The AM session classes will take place on the third Saturday of each month, January-April from 9AM-12PM
February 18th: Fire Building
March 18th: Shelter Bulding
April 15th: Finding Water & Food
May 20th: Navigation & Signaling
This is an entry-level series is designed to be fun and attainable for anyone who enjoys the outdoors (minimal physical activity required). If you have ever wondered what skills and tools are needed to thrive in the wilderness, this series is for you!