Avoidables in the Outdoors

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NRS is all about safety in the outdoors.  Our reasoning is obvious, being outdoors is good for you and us.  There are some things out there that can make us have an irrational or unfounded fear for trips to the outdoors and then there are some very legitimate concerns.  In this course we want to inform you on how to avoid some of the things that are legitimate concern and mythbust (with science) other irrational fears.  In this workshop we will discuss:

  • Human and wildlife interactions and how to stay safe, and share the forest. 
  • Human and snake interactions, learn their habits so you can avoid them.
  • Common toxic plants and how to avoid them
  • Tips for a safe camp setup
  • How to avoid sasquatches, skunk apes and possibly even mountain lions :)
  • Problematic weather patterns and how to read conditions in the forest
  • Top 3 injuries and in the backcountry and how to avoid them (one will surprise you!)

This class will be taught by Craig Caudill, Director of Nature Reliance School.  Craig is a University of Kentucky Master Naturalist Trainee and a lifelong woodsman.  He brings a wealth of experience to this topic and can help you enjoy being outdoors more!