Cold Weather Survival Skills
- Safety/winter weather safety
- How to avoid hypothermia/frostbite
- What to Pack
- How to pack for your trip
- 4-layer winter clothing principle
- Building a shelter
- Building a fire
- Cooking food outdoors over a fire
- Finding and managing water in the winter
Must be in reasonable physical, mental and emotional shape, be able to walk/hike uphill on uneven terrain, and be willing to endure adverse weather conditions* during this hike and overnight camping trip. A packing list will be provided.
*Weather is not predictable so expect to be flexible/adaptable.
Your Survival Guides
Jason is the Founder of Cloud and Fire Outdoors, a firearms training and wilderness survival school. He has been a wilderness guide for over 20 years guiding hundreds of people from all over the world to the most remote and pristine wilderness areas in North America. He specializes in guiding people on adventures to see and photograph Coastal Brown Bears in Alaska. While guiding, Jason has led groups on ski-in adventures sleeping in igloos on the frozen Canadian Shield while being serenaded to sleep by howling timberwolves. Diving into icy whitewater to keep rafts from drifting into fishing grizzly bears and chasing hungry black bears out of camp on wilderness canoe trips, is just another day at the office for Jason. He has led groups over the Rocky Mountains, through the slot canyons of the South West, and across the granite monoliths of the Sierra Nevada’s. Jason also has years of experience in ministry in the US and Honduras as an ordained Christian Minister. He is currently a member of MorningStar Ministries Healing Teams and is an NRA and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Certified Firearms Instructor.
Sean found a front-row seat at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. There he provided lighting for the search and rescue operations. This is where the seeds for being involved in crisis response work were planted. In 2007 he and his wife Laura officially launched Crisis Response International. Since then, CRI has trained thousands of responders to reach the harvest in the midst of crisis.
Friday, February 24-Sunday, February 26 (see registration for more details).
CRI Missions Base – 2494 Camp Jaycee Rd. Blue Ridge, VA 24064
Open to anyone over 16 (with registered parent) and who is able to fully participate as described above.
Complimentary Base lodging Friday night in gender-specific dorms.
Meals are provided while at CRI Base. Partial meals will be provided while on the mountain. Hikers will be asked to provide some freeze-dried meals for preparation on the trail.
Complimentary airport pickup and dropoff between Roanoke Airport or Amtrak Train Station and the CRI Base. Reservation link will be provided upon registration.