Join Hiking the Ozarks Founder, Dan Nash, to learn essential survival skills suitable for anyone who spends time in the outdoors. The morning session is held in the classroom where you will learn basic and intermediate outdoor survival skills, including the psychology of survival, managing harsh weather, preparing a survival kit, rescue preparation, starting a fire, water filtration, shelter construction, collecting wild edibles, and several trapping techniques.
You will then have the opportunity to practice your skills during the afternoon session’s field exercises when Dan and guides will help you implement the expertise you developed during the morning session. You will get a chance to practice fire starting, constructing a water filter, making a fish trap and building a Paiute deadfall.
Dan Nash founded Hiking the Ozarks in 2007 and grew up exploring the Ozark Mountains; its thousands of miles of beautiful and rugged terrain was the playground his father introduced to him and his brothers. He has led expeditions, backpacked, hiked and rock climbed in 14 countries.