2017 has been a year in which the world has truly had to start facing the side effects of global climate change. Still reeling from the aftermaths of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the recent wildfires, and earthquakes it is scary to consider how it may only get worse from here as the global temperature continues to increase.
According to Nasa, “The potential future effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions and an increase in the number, duration and intensity of tropical storms.”
With an increase in natural disasters it would be an opportune time to learn basic survival skills. It is bit of a morbid thought to ponder, but would it not provide you with a sense of comfort knowing you have the ability to survive if displaced by a disaster?
Building a fire was once a necessary skill to have, and now is one that a majority are incapable of executing. Without the ability to start a fire, your chance of survival significantly decreases. You lose the ability to stay dry and warm, cook food, purify water, and signal for rescue.
Don’t let yourself be reliant on others and come join us to learn the most crucial survival skill with Executive Director Bo Glover for Fire 101. Bo will go over the basics on November 11, 2017 from 2pm-6pm.
Participants will make their own fires to cook with (dinner is included!). This program is for individuals, couples, and families with kids 9 or older. Bring a FIXED BLADE KNIFE and come dressed for the weather – the program will occur outside, and it is rain or shine!
For more info and to register go HERE.
– Tori A Jankovich, ENC Communications Intern