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Learn to survive in the wild

The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department will host a class to teach residents age 16 or older how to thrive in the natural environment.

“Survive the Wild: Practical Application of Bushcraft” will be offered from 3:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at The Historic Daniel Boone Home, 1868 Hwy. F in Defiance.

This is a one-of-a-kind workshop that teaches participants how to think, plan and act deliberately in order to thrive in any environment.

Learn to survive in the wild. (Source: SCC Parks)

Participants will learn how to tackle outdoor challenges by engaging in a series of assigned tasks that showcase a variety of bushcraft skills including, fire and shelter building, trapping and other survival tasks. At the end of the workshop, top challengers will be awarded prizes in several categories that will be revealed at the event.

The class is led by Craig Avery, outdoor survival expert and lead instructor of WG Bushkraft, and Park Ranger Jake Dean.

This class is limited to 18 participants and is $20 per person. The cost of the workshop includes all supplies and tool use; participants should bring a change of clothes. To make a reservation online, visit http://bit.ly/2020BushcraftChallenge or call the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at (636) 949-7535.

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