The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Tel. 760 367-5535 / Fax 760 367-5583
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Joshua Tree, CA – The ultimate goal of survival training is to prevent survival situations from occurring in the first place. However, when survival is unavoidable, mindset, skills and improvisation are key. Learn the essential considerations needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. This workshop will provide an introduction to the fundamental thought processes, skills and knowledge needed to survive in desert regions and the hazards associated with desert travel. In this field class at Lost Horse Campground, students will become familiar with survival considerations, decision making processes, (what works, what doesn’t and why). Concepts such as starting a fire, emergency shelters, water procurement, signaling, an overview of heat and cold-related injuries, hazards, and survival kits for car and backpack, will also are discussed. Kelly Crawford will teach the physical skills, tools and mental processes that will help prepare participants to safely discover some of the most beautiful and most dangerous habitats of the world; and survive, should it become necessary. The class will also emphasize that failing to plan or prepare and over-reliance on personal digital equipment (GPS and cell phones) can lead to catastrophic results. Learn how to be self-reliant and not become a Search and Rescue statistic.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 17, 9 am – 4 pm
Meet at: Joshua Tree Visitor Center
6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA
Fee: $70 for JTNPA members, $80 nonmembers
Sign up: www.joshuatree.org
For further press information, please call Kevin Wong,
Program Coordinator, Desert Institute (760) 367-5539.