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MRCA Wilderness Survival Workshops

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA)

Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

MRCA Wilderness Survival Workshops

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Oct 5 - Elements of Survival
Fire and clean water are two essential elements to human survival. Learn how to obtain these elements in nature. Get hands-on experience with firemaking techniques including friction, spark, and solar methods. Discover ways to locate water sources and practice water filtration using solar stills and natural filters.
Ended $110.00 $7.04
Oct 12 - On the Trail First Aid and Wild Edibles
In the backcountry, you need to keep safe. Gain practical experience on how to triage broken bones and lacerations, transport a fellow injured hiker to safety, and react to changing environmental conditions. Also discover native plants which have nutritional and medicinal properties.
Ended $110.00 $7.04
Oct 19 - Advanced Shelter Construction and Knots
This is your chance to construct shelters for an unexpected overnight in the wilderness. Explore options for shelter design, location, and materials both natural and improvised. Master useful knots and lashings for holding your shelter together in wind, rain, or ground squirrel invasion!
Ended $110.00 $7.04
Oct 26 - Expedition Planning and Outdoor Ethics
Before you go exploring, discover insider tricks and advanced preparations that can assist you in the wild. During the workshop, learn how to plan your route, locate water sources, and predict the weather. Also, tap into the hidden uses for items, like duct tape and paracord, and explore low impact hiking practices.
Ended $110.00 $7.04
Nov 2 - Backcountry Navigation and Tracking
Knowing how to navigate is vitally important. Work with topographical maps and compasses to explore the backcountry. Gain experience navigating by the sun, moon, stars and natural features. Since animal paths are the highways of the wild, explore tracking skills and footprint identification along the way.
Ended $110.00 $7.04
"Outdoor Explorer" - 3 Workshop Combo
Save $30 dollars and have processing fees waived by signing up for any 3 workshops of your choice. Please email or call to reserve the 3 workshops you would like to take!
Ended $300.00 $0.00
"Wilderness Master" - 4 Workshop Combo   more info Ended $395.00 $0.00
"Survival Expert" - All 5 Workshops   more info Ended $450.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Survive and thrive in the wilderness! During 5 all-day engaging sessions, you will gain technical knowledge of advanced outdoor skills through on-the-trail experiences. Our professional naturalists will provide guidance as you explore topics including friction fire making, wildlife tracking, backcountry navigation, shelter construction, emergency preparedness, and much more!  Click here for the full flyer!

Workshops are on 5 consecutive Saturdays starting October 5th at King Gillette Ranch from 10am to 4pm. See each workshop listing for details. Attend any or all. $110 per workshop with discounts when registering for 3 or more (email or call for details).

Reservations required. Limited spaces available. Age 18+

Info: education@mrca.ca.gov or 818-878-0866 x227



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes.  This workshop covers advanced techniques for adults.  Age 18 or older only.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available at King Gillette Ranch.  Registration fee waives parking fee.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring:  Lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, pencil and paper for notes


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

education@mrca.ca.gov or 818-878-0866 x227


Have questions about MRCA Wilderness Survival Workshops? Contact Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA)

When & Where

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA)

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority's (MRCA) mission is to protect and preserve park and open space lands surrounding Los Angeles and strive to make these lands accessible to all residents of Southern California.  The Division of Interpretation offers many programs for the public including free summer campfires, hikes, and skills-based programs.  More than a thousand students participate in MRCA Residential Outdoor Education programs each year.  Our MRCA Youth Leadership Series empowers urban youth to become stewards of their environment.  We also offer free bus trips to local parks for families lacking access to green spaces in their neighborhoods.

Your participation in these programs helps support other great programs for the people of greater Los Angeles.


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