"How-To" Survive in the Desert Spring 2018
Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. This workshop will provide an introduction to the fundamental skills needed for surviving in desert regions and the hazards associated with desert travel. Relying on classroom lecture and a field class at Lost Horse Campground, students will become familiar with desert skills such as emergency shelters, water location, signal mirror practice, overview of heat-related injuries, venomous creatures, and survival kits for car and backpack. Kelly Crawford will teach the physical skills and mental processes that will prepare participants to discover some of the most beautiful and most dangerous habitats of the world. The class will also emphasize that the reliance on personal digital equipment (GPS and cell phones) can lead to catastrophic failures. Learn how to be self- reliant and don’t become a Search and Rescue statistic. This class is not to be missed if you plan on spending any time in the desert! Please download the course outline "How-To" Survive in the Desert. Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park: enrollment attachments.
59700 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252