2018 Training Options

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Detailed descriptions below of the many classes scheduled for Camp Independence 2018:

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Entries and bids will be accepted with the drawing and winner announcements Saturday, May 19th at 4 pm!


Friday, May 18th

3:00 pm: Check in to your campsite/cabin


Saturday, May 19th

Alphabetical List subject to changes and additions:

Archery Basics:
Qualified Archery instructors will demonstrate the proper and safe use of a bow and arrow followed by practical hands-on training at the archery range.

Aspects of Armed Self-Defense:
The effective and safe use of firearms in self-defense situations and the legal and psychological aspects of using deadly force.

Bugout Bags:
How to put together a complete and effective evacuation pack that goes beyond the basic FEMA pack.  Prepare to meet the needs of every family member in a worst-case scenario.

Edible Wild and Medicinal Plants:
Native American Healer, Patsy Clark provides an indoor classroom session followed by a woods-walk where participants will find and identify a variety of regional, edible and medicinal plants.

First Aid:
This class focuses on the critical skill necessary to recognize and treat life-threatening injuries and illnesses when professional medical help is delayed or unavailable under survival conditions.

Get Home Bag:
Items needed to survive an emergency that develops while you are away from home. The Get Home Bag contains critical supplies to help you to survive and get home safely in a disaster situation.

Gun Handling Skills:
Visit the rifle range where instructors from GSL Defense Training provide a hands-on experience. Rifle safety and marksmanship skills taught using air rifle/pellet guns.
All ages welcome!

Hand-to-Hand Self-Defense:
Basic self-defense philosophy and principles to help keep yourself out of harm's way.  Psychology of both the perpetrator and victim, physical deterrents and what to do when a physical confrontation is inevitable.

Medical Care and Personal Sanitation:
Participants will have the opportunity to identify and treat a variety of simulated injuries at the Medical Care Shelter.

Sun Cooking Essentials Workshop
Learn how to harness the power of the sun to cook, dehydrate, purify water and be better prepared for emergencies.  Paul Munsen, of Sun Ovens International, will cover everything you need to know about using the sun to bake, boil and steam foods.  He will show how practical and easy it is to cook in a Sun Oven and discuss the many economic, health and environmental benefits of cooking with the sun.

Learn how to never have to worry about burning dinner again.  Discover how to use a Sun Oven to naturally dehydrate fruits and vegetables, and enhance winter sprouting. Find out how to reduce your utility bills and the amount of fuel you need to store for emergency preparedness while helping families in deforested developing countries around the world.

Survival Camps and Shelters:
Bushmasters will have a short-term Survival Camp Site set up with hands-on demonstrations of multiple fire starting techniques, shelter building & camp cooking.

Pioneer Survival Skills:
A variety of devices, equipment, and clothing used by early American settlers and pioneers including flint-and-steel fire starting practice.



Sunday, May 20th

9:00 Am:  Worship in the woods
A non-denominational service conducted by Larry Chisausky


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