State Park hosting Survival skills workshop

Posted: Apr. 22, 2017 12:01 am

Ever think you could win the CBS hit show "Survivor"?

Now's your chance to learn skills that could help you win the show, or come in handy in real life.

Mark Twain State Park will host a Survival Skills Workshop on Saturday, April 29 at the Si Colborn Group Camp, 35866 Cabin Rd., Stoutsville.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required by calling the park at 573-565-3440 by April 24.

Four formal classes will be offered along with various informational tables. The four classes will consist of :

1) Introduction to wild foraging of edible and medical plants and mushrooms

2) Introduction to the Atlatl (a tool using leverage to achieve greater velocity while throwing darts or spears.)

3) How to prepare a "Bug Out Bag" to survive the first 72 hours when evacuating from a disaster.

4) Communication/Security/First Aid. Advice on these topics provided by Ham Radio Operators and Local Emergency Management Personnel.

Participants are allowed to sign up for three of the four classes. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your lunch, lawn chair and dress appropriately for the weather. Classes will be held in the great outdoors.

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