RAT Desert Survival & Bushcraft

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    A few weeks back I had the privilege of instructing the first RAT Desert Survival & Bushcraft class out in Winslow Arizona. The students were great, and even though it was a small class (thanks 2020) a lot was shared and learned. Definitely looking forward to the next one, and other classes we’ll run out here in the future.

    Some topics covered: shelter (natural and artificial), knot work, friction fire, modern fire, finding and treating water, natural containers, primitive cordage, locating and making traps, and others.

    Here are some photos from the class. Enjoy! 45929B43-E27A-423A-9E21-22A07F2CE069.jpeg 5C57EAC1-B8A9-41F2-B920-28F4FA5A87F0.jpeg 15AEFC92-A057-4084-B461-7CE8597A8755.jpeg 1F7AADA3-3B85-43D1-9B7A-791AEB375158.jpeg AA03D85C-CDED-45D4-BA28-72A05B80F42F.jpeg 8FD0A18F-F8C3-4688-8F01-0AFB15A3CAC3.jpeg 4470C47B-494C-4273-9AE3-727BDD0E32B0.jpeg 4A7E369E-9896-47D4-82ED-DD4CDB773A5A.jpeg B24874ED-3849-427A-A337-9A72A761F48D.jpeg 3B755736-E138-4CDA-9290-82F51380E2A8.jpeg C4B5ABC7-F0B9-4D1F-8FD4-DAFD83AFD04E.jpeg 54EB7E25-1925-42CD-AFAA-73186CE02548.jpeg 06B6B4FA-71E6-4410-A7E2-8F4517ADC3BE.jpeg E29E8F02-8D4A-42B1-AE01-776F4939922A.jpeg
     
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    Fire: old school AF2D607D-4CDF-4401-A400-B4263497BA1F.jpeg 92C93137-FE6E-4C84-A831-C22AB370C05D.jpeg E7D45BC0-E190-4C0E-96E6-DE07F1B66F76.jpeg DF7D50B9-360E-418C-B2C0-040E77157C6B.jpeg 6E710A15-885A-4F32-9DD1-DC29DCB52C7B.jpeg 7E9CEE3F-DE1D-4645-BCC5-8710FF398AB7.jpeg F82075E9-2CE6-4A43-9CC4-10EDA360AFBE.jpeg 2AD6A64D-E4CC-47B7-AAE2-0BF269A892FC.jpeg 67D26DF4-155E-45F8-BB36-12F83B14C5E4.jpeg E2198904-D50E-4CB2-A632-8F347C337CE4.jpeg 660B2996-DB5F-441C-B47B-0326066327B6.jpeg FD1DAD0F-B350-4568-B4E1-59E336A5E7DD.jpeg 7937D5A2-0FC5-4EBC-AD84-B425A2B4583F.jpeg 5BEE2B03-03C9-449B-9707-0C86CD6BEB5D.jpeg 3597ABAC-75AA-4698-99A6-3E402199025F.jpeg 03D0DB09-040D-4BB5-B0AD-3094214BE9D5.jpeg BD76B0B1-B3F8-435B-9309-B9434A561AFC.jpeg B09E69F6-C1AD-4AE7-B300-BD8B7224B969.jpeg BBD2F9DD-2172-4977-86B2-43DE341618B6.jpeg C4C2B3C5-E0A3-48E4-B299-79C16BEF5C7F.jpeg
     
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    Modern fire
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    Pitch glue, wooden tongs, coal burnt containers 7C996FA6-EF4F-4760-AA85-B879B9AAFC81.jpeg 5BFDD220-9428-4812-B345-1DB5A62DDF83.jpeg 1CDB2C59-1BEB-4E14-B1EF-44E91C60A266.jpeg 114DA62B-2B1F-44AE-BEC3-9732B8106202.jpeg 48CB9FFF-ACF0-41C1-A39F-1763A621B0AD.jpeg CF9B9B86-8BB4-4997-B423-C8242DE8C618.jpeg 0F447454-0CC3-499D-93EC-F6F8BE5D1958.jpeg 4A0DD2DF-44C4-404B-9724-ECDC02D2373C.jpeg C6C8BE45-56A5-4A48-BF30-3B09C21AC6BF.jpeg D6AD9073-BB8D-40BA-89E2-0ED00FA1D613.jpeg B517FC14-E1B0-4841-AF2C-AF15EA64D808.jpeg 21F44FF5-F1CF-43DA-B032-3FE8F78434B3.jpeg 4BB24293-8A06-4CC9-9014-998797E32D81.jpeg C5BA1DD0-972A-41C4-A541-49D8563D3FB9.jpeg
     
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    Natural cordage DD160295-3EBC-4817-BB81-6E24CBF87761.jpeg 4A60E83B-E94D-46DC-8C06-1AB8D382B9A7.jpeg 65BAFF20-7F85-435D-A3CD-D401116CD622.jpeg 58EFB0C3-6918-41F2-A01F-D110E13F1E89.jpeg 42A19CCF-6C51-4A06-AD18-5CBDF184C07D.jpeg 7BCF54C8-885E-46A8-B743-5DE8A1EBA218.jpeg 988396AA-17ED-4A58-8FC7-FCDA3A6D216F.jpeg 307AFF57-9DDA-4E5B-B888-19D024180353.jpeg E941E4F3-6062-4703-889C-C287E8D0FF75.jpeg 971696C7-87E5-4557-B25E-F0BF13C2760A.jpeg
     
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    Looks like a great class! Thanks for the photos!
     
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    I can't believe there was a trip to the desert and Jeff didn't send me an invite !!!

    Great pics. Out here sun and dehydration kills more people than the wildlife and serial killer combined...!!
     
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    Awesome!!!!!!!
     
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    It was definitely fun!
     
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    You want to hop over the pond, it’s more desert for ya! :D Same here. Dehydration and exposure are our biggest threats as well (deserts the world over really). Lots of talk about sweat equity throughout the class.

    Your snakes are meaner than ours I think....rattlers at least give a fella a proper warning. lol
     
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    Really was a stellar class! Students definitely were quick on the uptake and had a fun time.
     
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