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Registration Closes Today!! Wilderness Survival Training

The Basics:
Event Type:
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 17 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Aug 9 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:17
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


NOTE: This is a repeat from the first event done earlier this year in April. Ask anyone that attended in April (including Katt and Foz) how much fun and how much they learned from that event (despite the snow). The park rangers were great! Well worth the time and money!!

We will join Park Rangers and experienced outdoorsmen for two days of wilderness survival training at Amicalola Falls State Park. Training is on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 6:30pm. We will be on our own for Saturday evening. The park has lodge and camping facilities. Call 706-265-4703 for information. For reservations call 800-864-7275. Additionally, camping is available in the nearby National Forest. We will discuss and demonstrate the five survival priorities of fire, water, shelter, food and first aid. We will discuss being prepared, creating and using an appropriate survival kit. Training consists of; wilderness preparation, loss prevention, map and compass, fire building, signals, water & food, ropes & knots, shelters, wilderness dangers, first aid, and search & rescue resources. Each person will receive an emergency survival kit. This is a great learning opportunity for individuals who want to become better prepared for what can happen in the great outdoors.

Required Items to Bring:
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Day or hip pack set up for a day hike.
Your personal survival kit (if you have one).
50 feet of survival (parachute) cord.
Small tarp or poncho.
Large and small plastic garbage bag.
Compass (one will be provided for training).
Lunch each day.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dawsonville, GA 30534, 706-265-4703 Meet at the Visitors Center at 8:45am on Sat. morning, September 17, 2005. Please do not be late. Plan your driving time. Go North on GA 400, Turn left on GA Highway 53 (toward Dawsonville), Turn right on GA Highway 183, Turn right on GA Highway 52, Turn left into the park.


A $3 GA Park Parking Permit is required each day.
No dogs.
Event takes place rain or shine.
No food is provided.
Liability releases are required by the GA Dept. of Natural Resources and The Atlanta Outdoor Club.
Primary contact will be via e-mail.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:$60 per person for the 2-day program fee plus overnight stay costs (optional). After Tuesday, Sept 13th, payment is due at in CASH at the trip leader, Lanier Deal Jr.This is non-refundable; however, you may find someone to replace you if you cannot attend.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.