Wilderness Skills Overnight Immersion

Join us for our first Wild Lands Overnight Immersion!

It’s not often in this culture that we immerse ourselves in the woods for a full 24 hours or more - but we should! Getting away from modern structures and rhythms is essential for reconnecting ourselves to the land. Join us as we explore the woodlands of the Horn Farm Center and learn a host of primitive skills in the process.

Have you ever wondered if you’d know what to do if you suddenly found yourself stranded in the wild? The goal with this outing is to simulate day one of a survival situation. We have the few tools we brought with us and the clothes on our back. How will we find food and water? How do we make fire for light and warmth? What about shelter?

 In this overnight experience, we’ll discuss all the necessary skills for survival - We’ll spend day one locating food, water, fire, and the materials needed for a safe shelter. We’ll spend much of the day building several types of shelters to accommodate the group for the night as well as gathering food and water. On the following morning, we’ll have breakfast by the fire, followed by discussion and more skills development. We’ll part ways by 11am. 

While we are encouraging all participants to treat this as an authentic survival experience, we also want to empower everyone to honor their own needs and comfort levels.  Some folks may choose to bring supplemental food, sleeping bag, or a tent for shelter. Feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Preparedness for Class:

Students MUST be in good physical condition and be prepared to be outdoors in varied weather for extended periods. Students should come fully prepared to be outdoors and to participate in hands-on activities.Things to bring:

  • drinking water

  • rain gear (in case of light rain)

  • notebook

  • writing utensils

  • camera

  • work gloves

  • a sharpened carving knife

  • a multi-tool

  • sturdy water proof shoes or boots

  • long pants

  • sun protection

  • layered clothing for temperature changes

  • all-natural bug repellant (NO DEET)

  • Students should bring their own lunch.


About the Instructor:

Wilson Alvarez is a certified permaculture designer, inventor, gardener, skilled tracker, bowyer, nature-awareness instructor, and writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For the past twelve years, he has studied and taught classes and workshops on bio-intensive agriculture, regenerative technology, foraging, hunting, trapping, tracking, and wilderness survival. Wilson has studied through the Wilderness Awareness School via the Kamana program, and he received his Permaculture Design Certificate via Susquehanna Permaculture.

October 20th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   October 21st, 2018 11:00 AM
4945 Horn Road
York, PA 17406
United States
Phone: (717) 332-8710
Overnight Immersion $ 125.00

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