Survival Skills 101

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:15pm

Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map. From there we will head to Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

In this program you will develop a variety of skills to create an emergency shelter if left out in the open while hiking or spending time in the outdoors. This will include learning a set of knots and lashings that are vital for an emergency shelter. Additionally, participants will learn if given time, a simple cooking aid while campfire cooking. Lastly, by the end of the program, participants will have a better understanding of the importance of conserving and lessoning one’s impact and disturbance of the local forests. Participants are encouraged to bring at least a 7-foot by 7-foot tarp and a stainless steel camping cooking pot with a medal loop. Furthermore, I encourage all to bring snacks and water as most of the time we will be outdoors. Should be a fun and engaging program and I look forward to meeting you all!     


All ages are encouraged to attend! 

What to Bring: 

Particpants should bring walking shoes and water. Participants are encouraged to bring at least a 7’x7’ tarp, a stainless-steel camping cooking pot with a medal loop handle.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hi, my name is Michael Hoffman I just recently graduated this May (2018) from Stockton University with a B.S. in Environmental Science! My focus during my time at school was environmental quality with an interest in all the facets of the environmental sciences. I am currently an AmeriCorps Member working with the LRCC-SLA program! Being outside, whether its hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing, and especially hammocking are all things I have always loved to do. This probably came from basically spending my whole life leading up to college in the Boy Scouts of America. Of the many things I learned during my time with Scouts, knowing knots and having the ability to make lashings was vital. This allows one to build various outdoor survival techniques including shelters! I hope you all get to see, learn, and share the similar passions for the outdoors and conservation of our beautiful lands.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.


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