Winter  Survival Skills

 

Winter is arguably the most amazing time of year in Canada.  There is nothing more beautiful than being out in the wilderness, seeing nature in all its glory covered in a blanket of white fluff.

 

If you enjoy the wilderness, yet are nervous about how to manage and stay safe in  cold conditions, this course is for you.

Why not learn to love the outdoors with a landscape filled with snow with the bonus of not having to deal with mosquito's or black flies!

Our instructor and owner, loves the cold wilderness, and lists Alert and Goose Bay Labrador as two of his most Favorited places to be in the winter.

We are offering to help you learn the specific application of survival in the snow-covered landscape -

without the arctic price tag of travel to the Remote Arctic!

Winter Survival Introduction 

 

This course is a one day introduction to basic cold weather survival techniques.

Students are introduced to the basic principles required to survive in a winter environment with a strong emphasis on the theory of practical and useful survival skills that will prepare you in case of a winter outdoor emergency.  .

 

Under the guidance of our Instructors, Students will learn to identify the best kind of winter survival shelter and will construct an appropriate winter survival shelter maintaining the necessary aspects ensuring that maximum protection from the elements is gained.

Topics such as: 

  • Hypothermia & Frostbite prevention & treatment

  • Protective and proper clothing and equipment for Winter Survival

  • Starting and tending to a fire in the winter

  • Types of Shelters 

  • Shelter building

 

Maximum Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:6

Prerequisites:       WSSGK  encouraged, but not required 

Duration:               1 days 

Cost:                       $175 + tax

Dates: Usually the second full week in January.

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Winter Survival  2

This course is a two day follow up to our Winter Survival Introduction 1 to basic cold weather survival techniques. 

 

Our instructors will review the materials taught in WSI1, and will provide a fun and interactive learning experience using mock survival scenario whereby the students will construct a safe, suitable shelter appropriate to the environment and conditions of the day, will be given an opportunity to spend a night in their shelter, and if possible build a different kind of shelter for the second night!

 

Students will continue to learn and develop and sharpen their bushcraft skills learning about practical and useful survival skills that will prepare you in case of a winter outdoor emergency.

Such skills will include:

  • winter survival camp site building and routine

  • finding winter water sources

  • winter tracking and trapping  

  • basic navigation

Maximum Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:6

Prerequisites: Winter Survival Introduction  

Duration:         4 days, 3 Night 

Cost:                 $ 625 + tax

Special:            $ 775 + tax when purchased with WSI

Dates: Usually the second full week in January.

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OPENING HOURS

 

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

We are always monitoring our email!

 

ADDRESS

 

181 Power Rd. Shannonville ON K0K 3A0

info@FACTplus.ca

Mobile Tel: 343-263-9900

Office:        343-326-2631

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