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MWA: The Occasional Nature Warrior

The Occasional Nature Warrior

Saturday, September 14th, 9am-4pm, (rain date September 15th), MWA River Resource Center, 10 Maple Ave, Asbury, $45

Open to anyone with reasonable physical capabilities for walking in nature.

If we called it “wilderness skills” you wouldn’t come because you probably live in NJ and “wilderness” to you is Pennsylvania. But wilderness survival skills can be relevant to anyone visiting our beautiful parks and preserves, many of which are unattended and have large expanses of remote forested areas. We can’t make you experts at survival in a day, but in this camp, you’ll get some useful suburban survival information (like the ubiquitous backyard plant that treats a bee sting or how to keep calm when you think you’re lost). We won’t ask you to eat bugs, but we will treat you to a campfire lunch -- just as soon as you are able to build that fire without a match! You’ve all heard not to stand under a tree in a lightning storm, but what if you’re in the woods when one blows in? What kind of things can you do to signal for help? Could you purify some water for drinking without a device or pill? The scary ticks will still be in the woods, but at the end of this camp, you should have more confidence going deeper into our forested wilds.