Ok, lets face it, sometimes Sh*t just happens and you have to adapt on the fly. That’s how life works, not matter what you plan for, sometimes things just don’t go your way. That’s ok because life has taught you a few lessons about making contingencies and accepting what comes next in the course of events in your life. believe it or not, the same goes for Mother Nature, she has a special way of throwing wrenches in your gears, but that’s ok, we are prepared for that because life experience has taught us that a little patience, and a little adaptation keeps us moving forward.
So what does that have to do with NAS? Simple, we take the problem skills you have already developed and modify them to fit the wilderness. Believe it or not your life skills can keep you alive long enough until help arrives. How do we do that? Easy, we take you out the wilderness and present common issues that arise while on adventures and backcountry trips and allow you to solve them under our supervision and guidance. We show you how to negotiate with Mother Nature by ushering her resources and manipulating the environment in your favor. Problem solving is philosophy that you carry with you anywhere you go, all you have to do is detach it from one environment and attach it to another.
Classes range from $250 and up depending on your needs, knowledge base, group size. Classes can be taken all at once or broken up for your convenience. Here are the major points of interest in WPS.
Fire: When weather turns, you lose your gear, or the unexpected happens, the ability to creat fire solves many of the problems that arise from cold, shock, raw meat, injury to body or morale, darkness, and threat from predators. The ability to create fire increases your chances of completing your adventure with a heartbeat. Always remember that fire scares away the creatures of the night, and the creatures of the mind. Fire is the only living freind you got, you keep your freind alive and it will keep you alive.
Water: procuring, sanitizing, and purifying water is one of the most important skills in WPS. Your body needs water more than anything else and even in perfect conditions you wont last more than a few days without it. We will show you indicators that water is near by, how to create it, catch it, purity it and properly consume it. Food: Generally they say you can last 3 weeks with out food, and certainly survival situations make for a great weight loss program, but not an ideal one. To ensure your escape from a sour adventure with a heartbeat, you need sustenance to keep your brain operating to make life saving judgments and the energy to execute problem solving procedures. We will show you what natural food sources are available, food sources you should always have with you, and types of food you should eat before an adventure to keep you going when you haven’t eaten in a while. Nutrition is important for both the mind and body. Shelter: Do you remember building forts out of blankets and pillows as a kid? Fun right? It really isn’t that match hard in the wilderness. You need to only remember a few things when seeking out or building at shelter. Insulation! From the ground, from the wind, and from the rain. We will show you how to with Mother Nature and use her to your advantage and it is easier than you think!
Tools: Make your life easier in the wilderness by keeping specific tools with you. We will also show you how to make your own tools in the wilderness that will hep preserves the ones you have and preserve energy for completing small and large tasks.
Morale: Emotional Survival is an important part if not the most important part of problems solving your life and in the wilderness. Your mind is the harshest environment you will ever have to endure and if you can survive your own mind, everything else is a piece of cake. We will teach you coping mechanisms and a new way of thinking through philosophy, wilderness exercises and confidence courses that we hold. This is taught by instructors who have themselves overcome adversity in the backcountry and in life and are here to help you as well. This class gets emotional but it also gets you thinking.