February 3, 2013 Winter Survival Course

Winter Survival & Bushcraft Course At FortWhyte Alive

February 03, 2013

10:00am – 5:00pm

Maple Leaf Survival will give you an opportunity to learn basic cold weather survival concepts and techniques, which are essential to being prepared while enjoying the great outdoors during winter months.

The course will cover the following topics:

Winter shelter building (Quinzhee), finding water, fire starting with a bow drill, survival food in winter conditions, *knife skills, primitive navigation, basic rescue fundamentals, and what your essential survival kit should look like. This full day course is hands-on and will leave you feeling confident to tackle your winter adventures.

Course includes a hot lunch & snacks. Food provided by the Buffalo Stone Café.

Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants will receive a voucher for 20% off Trail Dreams purchases and receive a code for 8% off BushcraftCanada.com purchases.

*Course equipment supplied by BushcraftCanada.com

Register at (204) 989-8355 Fee: $60 each or register with a friend and pay just $100 for both Note: Course must be paid in full prior to course date


Buying Clothing, Gear & Equipment…

The message here is “Quality…Not Quantity”.

Proper kit makes a huge difference, especially if you expect it to potentially save your life. Before making your next purchase, remember this quote:

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”.

– Benjamin Franklin

Coghlan’s Sight-Grid Signal Mirror

As opposed to the BCB signal mirror (which has a shiny metallic finish) the Coghlan’s model has a glass reflection surface which is far superior when it comes to producing a strong flash of light. Metallic type finishes will soon lose their lustre, which dramatically reduces the brightness of flashes. Glass on the other hand, will provide you with much stronger and more powerful flashes for a very long time.

Although the Coghlan’s model is slightly larger, it’s by no means big and no less portable. It can easily slip into your pocket and is ultra-light. Additionally, the larger size of the Coghlan’s signal mirror is noticeably more ergonomic (making it easier to maneuver and less susceptible to dropping) and catches more light. The larger sighting hole also makes focusing and aiming less strenuous and less tedious.

The plastic sleeve it comes in can be reused and has a tab that can be tucked in, helping to protect the device from scratches. Because this signal mirror is literally a mirror, it can be used as such – something that is not really possible with the BCB model once it loses its reflective qualities. One similarity both models share are instructions on the back – a very handy feature.

  • Glass reflection surface for superior flash distance
  • Waterproof & Break-Resistant acrylic case
  • Instructions for use on back of signal mirror
  • Lanyard hole
  • Floats
Highly recommended

Made in Japan

Cost: Around CDN $12