Sun, Jan 30|
Winter Shelter (FREE!)
Learn the basics of winter shelter building: how to make an improvised effective snow shelter. Also: pine needle tea!
Time & Location
Jan 30, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Carter Field, Portland, ME 04101, USA
About the event
Learning to survive, and truly thrive, without the support of modern amenities is what rewilding is all about. In the event of a cold-weather wilderness emergency, meeting basic needs for shelter, water, fire and food become an imperative. Humans throughout history, in cold-weather climes, developed a myriad of skills that allowed them to make hearty use of winter's harshest elements.
Let's do this! Learn the basics of winter survival: how to build a snow cave, organize priorities, start a fire on the fly, drink tea, and mostly build a snow cave. We'll meet on the prom in the big flat spot north of the playground: Carter Field. Bring a shovel and a snack! If you don't have either of these things you may still survive. We will provide some shovels, and snacks and hot tea.
Donations of $5-15 will be graciously accepted. Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.