Time of Year: All Year

A healthy human can survive for several weeks without food, and several days without water, but in many cases only several hours without proper shelter from the elements. Imagine that you and your group are "caught" alone, out in the wilderness, and it begins to get dark. The temperature is dropping, bad weather is threatening, and there is no cabin around. What would you do to survive the night? Design and build a shelter that covers, protects, and provides safety for you and your group. Fire building is another core skill for outdoor survival. Is your group up to the challenge? Students will need to work as a team to learn and practice a variety of fire building techniques and skills.


Health and Physical Education - Living Skills: Active Living