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WOMEN'S WILDERNESS WEEKEND LEVEL 1 - SOUTH CAROLINA
WOMEN'S WILDERNESS WEEKEND LEVEL 1 - SOUTH CAROLINA

Fri, May 17

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2425 SC-92 Enoree, SC 29335

WOMEN'S WILDERNESS WEEKEND LEVEL 1 - SOUTH CAROLINA

An all-women's self-reliance class held at a private location in South Carolina.

Time & Location

May 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 19, 2024, 4:00 PM

2425 SC-92 Enoree, SC 29335

Course Description

3 Days/2 Nights

Beginner/Moderate Level

Women’s Wilderness Weekend is a course directed towards women of all ages to encourage more female participation in the field of bushcraft and survival. This class is catered to students from all skill levels and no experience is required. Whether you are a proclaimed survivalist, a weekend bushcrafter, a homesteader, an ultralight hiker, or just a general everyday woodswoman this class is designed to promote a sense of community through our shared love of nature.

On Day 1 we will learn to take care of our immediate needs in wilderness survival as we discuss self-aid, fire, water and shelter.

On Day 2 we will build on top of these skills as we explore making cordage and fire entirely off the landscape. Other topics will include food procurement, navigation, hygiene, and signaling for rescue.

This class is for participants who desire to both learn and grow, as well as how to develop a sense of resilience through self-reliance in both community and as individuals in the wild.

Course Highlights:

  • Learn how to take care of your medical needs in an emergency
  • Learn how to properly use a knife and saw to avoid injury
  • Signaling for rescue with the use of your kit and modern tools such as a Personal Locator Beacon
  • Make fire with various ignitions from modern to primitive using your ferro rod, magnifying lens, and bow-drill
  • Learn how to positively identify plants and trees that aid in fire and tool construction as we go on a woodland walk and collect resources
  • Turn your poncho into an emergency shelter or substitute pack
  • Learn how to make cordage and rope with jute twine
  • With the use of a compass, we will learn basic navigation skills and together we will run a small orienteering course through the woods
  • Discussion on how to maintain good hygiene in a wilderness setting 

Required Gear List:

Fixed Blade Knife with Sheath (4" min blade length), Folding Saw or Bucksaw, Ferro Rod with Striker, 1 Lighter, 50’ Paracord, 1 Stainless Steel Container with an Enclosed Lid (Altoids tin will work fine), 1 x 100% Cotton Bandana or Shemagh, 1 x Magnifying Lens

Recommended Gear for this Class

Additional Items:

Sleep System (Tent/Hammock), Headlamp with Spare Batteries, Proper Clothing for Season and Weather, Leather Gloves, Cookware for personal meals, water container, food/snacks, Hygiene items, Personal Medications, Notebooks and Pencils, and Combination Tool like a Leatherman or SAK, Cargo Tape for Repair

Fine Print:

  • Instructor is Wilderness First Aid certified and a licensed HAM Radio operator (KE8WHY)
  • Potable water is available on site and in the classroom
  • Be prepared for All Weather as this class is in an outdoor setting
  • No Meals are provided so students must bring their own food and snacks. A 90-minute lunch break is given should students wish to cook their meal or leave the property
  • Portable Restrooms are within 100 meters of the classroom
  • Students are not required to stay on site after class hours however it is encouraged to develop connections around a central fire
  • Students can tent camp or hammock camp, however, space is limited for hammocks
  • Firearms are not permitted in the classroom
  • Alcohol is not permitted during class hours
  • Students accept all liability for personal injury

More Information:

Wildcard curates all women's survival courses and varying courses for all ages. We are a traveling school and can come to you!

For more information and other courses with Wildcard Wilderness and your instructor, Jacks Genega, please visit wildcardwilderness.com.

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