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Winter Wilderness Survival
November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This event is presented by Pybus University
Date and Time: Tue, November 19, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM PST
Location: 7 North Worthen Street Wenatchee, WA 98801
This event is free.
Ever wondered what you would do if you were lost on a late-fall hike and it started to snow? Want to learn how to explore the winter beauty of North Central Washington safely? From essential gear for a hike to winter camping, this class will inform and educate you about the 10 Essential Systems for Wilderness Survival. During the course members of the Chelan County Volunteer Search and Rescue (CCVSAR) will be giving a demonstration with rescue dogs to show how they search for live people using an item with human scent on it. The dogs can be a useful tool to help searchers locate human scent in wilderness settings. Hours of consistent training go into preparing a dog and handler for certification in various search disciplines. See that hard work in person!
CCVSAR is a volunteer public safety organization, funded by its members, grants, and donations from the public. If you’re lost in the woods or injured on a hike or on the hunt, it’s our job to find you and bring you home safely.
Our mission is to: Train for and respond to Search & Rescue emergencies; searching for the lost, and rescuing the injured in urban and wilderness locations. Train for and respond to natural and man-made disasters to locate and rescue the injured, trapped, and missing. Conduct evacuation notifications during wildfires. Educate the public about backcountry safety and emergency preparedness. Find more information here http://www.ccvsar.org/
This class is instructed by Nate Fussleman and Nick Wood.
Nate Fusselman’s Bio:
I spent 18 years as a USMM and I spent a lot of my time home out in the woods. I started teaching survival 3 years ago and joined CCVSAR 2 years ago. I am a ground unit member and instruct new members in outdoor survival.
Nick Wood’s Bio:
Currently I am the Ground Unit Leader and Team Lead for CCVSAR. I joined the organization 3 years ago. We are teaching this class to help keep the public informed about Winter Safety and Survival.
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