Ely Winter Festival Calendar of Events
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Ely Folk School Class: Winter Survival Skills
February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20
This class will be largely information-based, covering the science, psychology, and sociology of survival. “The most important factor in survival is KNOWING what and why you NEED certain things. The how is dependent on the resources available and those are unknown until you find yourself in a survival situation.” The true needs of human survival and some of the challenges that the winter environment places on these needs will be discussed. Cade will also go over some primitive skills used to create tools helpful in meeting those needs, such as debris and quinzy shelters, rope making by braiding and cordage, and fire by friction using the bow drill method.
About the Instructor: Cade Thibodeaux is an interpreter at Northern Tier High Adventure Program for their winter and summer wilderness programs. He is an avid outdoorsman, and has guided groups on wilderness adventures and taught primitive skills since 1995. Cade worked for the Boys Scouts of America as a District Executive for six years and managed school aged experiential education programs for seven years in Colorado before moving to Ely. He is currently an interpreter at Northern Tier High Adventure Program for their winter and summer wilderness programs, as well as a substitute teacher for Ely Public Schools. Cade is an avid outdoorsman, and has guided groups on wilderness adventures and taught primitive skills since 1995.
Saturday, February 11, 10:00am – 12:00pm
with Cade Thibodeaux
February 11, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm