“Young Survivalist Course” – 2 Day Survival Class for Kids


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The MNSI 2 Day “Young Survivalist Course”, in keeping with our philosophy of real skills for real situations, delivers sensible and appropriate survival training for children aged 7+. This is a basic course intended to give some real skills to those attending. The teaching style is geared towards younger delegates and each must be accompanied by an adult. The price of this course includes one child and one adult, please only book a place for the child.
This course loosely follows the adult Weekend Survival 101 Course but with shorter teaching periods and more social interaction by the children. Adults should expect to do some of the work and to supervise their children fully but remember that the course content and focus is on the children. Don’t expect lots of adult standard theory or in-depth analysis, the focus is on teaching the children and keeping them safe.
This busy course is ideal for any survival skills novice.

2020 Class Dates
Spring 2020 :
June 6-7, 2020  (Friday 5 PM to Sunday 4 PM)

Class Length: 2  Days (Saturday morning 10 AM to Sunday at 4 PM)
Price: $195 (This includes the price for 1 child and 1 adult)
Meals included? – YES!
Recommended ages:
7-15 yr old.
Special Requirements: Each child signed up for this class must be accompanied by an adult.  Price includes 1 child and adult pair
Class Location:
Richfield Heritage Preserve Facility 4374 Broadview Rd., Richfield, Ohio 44286

This course runs over 2 full days and 1 night, you will spend the night in a tarp shelter built by you and your child. We will cover the following subjects:

1) Protection.

  • Our incredible training area will give you unique insight and opportunity to practice how to successfully secure shelter and discover some of the key strategies you will need when you have to apply these skills ‘for real’.
  • Shelter building using a tarp – Your home for the evening.
  • Insulation and weather protection using natural materials.
  • Protection from the weather.
  • Priorities of Survival, Environmental Medical.
  • Taking advantage of and improving pre-existing natural shelter (Caves, Hollow, Overhangs, Fallen Trees etc).

2) Fire.

  • Mastering the art and the science of fire management is no easy task. Time spent developing confidence and competence in this skill set is a wise investment and will make the world of difference in your ‘survivability’.
  • Fire Lighting and maintenance with flint and steel.
  • Use of fire for heating and cooking.
  • Signalling for rescue including standard international signals and improvised techniques.

3) Water.

  • The ability to gather, process and store water is typically one of the most overlooked areas in survival training and yet one of the most vital skills to have.
    Sourcing water and making it safe to use.
  • Water requirements.
  • Water sources.
  • Problems in wild water and medical aspects (Dangers of Seawater, Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion, Toxicity, Pathology).
  • Water treatment and storage.

4) Food.

  • Sourcing, processing and storing food in an wilderness environment brings with it a complex set of challenges.
  • Acquiring food from the wild.
  • Understanding our survival nutritional needs.
  • Medical problems from malnutrition and/or food imbalances.
  • Toxins and pathogens in wild food and avoiding them.
  • Flora (Food from plants, roots, tubers, seeds and fruit).
  • Fungi (Food from fungi, if available).

5) Survival Camp Craft and Routines.

  • Maintaining your equipment is an essential skills for anybody in the wild, learn best practices that you will remember for life.
  • Gear and equipment.
  • Survival Kits.
  • Safe use and best practice for knives, axes, saws, fire kits etc.
  • Making your own resources (cordage, containers, bedding etc).

6) Navigation.

  • Getting rescued is made easier when you can help yourself, astral or ground based this course covers them both.
  • Understanding your locality.
  • Telling the time and direction from natural indicators.
  • Safe techniques for crossing unknown countryside.
  • Best routes to safety.
  • Day and Night signals.
  • Passive and active signalling.

Equipment list

You will need to bring a few things with you to class…

  1. Waterproof Jacket, Pants and footwear (just in-case it rains)
  2. Suitable Footware.
  3. Knife
  4. Flashlight
  5. Can or Cooking Pot (about a quart size that can be put over an open fire and get soot on it)  Some people bring the short, empty Dinty Moore Stew can which work well)
  6. Drinking Cup/Mug and a Water Bottle.
  7. Sleeping Bag.
  8. Ground Pad (you never want to sleep directly on the ground.
  9. Tarp. any inexpensive 10×10 tarp with grommets along the edge will work