Wilderness Survival

What would you do if you were stuck in the woods for a day or an overnight without supplies?  Maybe you did it with intention for fun?  Wilderness survival is about living in harmony with the earth and typically includes primitive skills dealing with food, shelter, fire, etc. See how strong you would be if you were on vacation and gone for a long hike and you got lost.  Learning how to handle it means understanding the essentials for survival in the natural environment.  Take a chance and try it!   

Activity Description

Assuming that wilderness survival will include Hiking for at least 30 minutes, one can assume that wilderness survival will burn 204 calories.

Additional Resources

Follow these links to gather more information on wilderness survival. They may or may not be directly affiliated with Get Outdoors PA.

Wilderness Survival Skills  
Leave No Trace  

Surviving in the Outdoors

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training


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Survival Skills Campout
Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Friday, Aug 24 after 4 pm to Sunday, Aug 26 at noon Can you survive in the forest? Join park staff to learn survival skills and practice using them. This campout is for families who have been camping many times or those who are new to tent camping. Camp with support and equipment available, if needed. No tent, no problem! Limited space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All meals will be provided. The program cost is $20 for each participant over the age of 2. Toddlers 2 and younger are free. Registration is required by August 20. Register online or at the park office.


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