Wilderness Survival: Desert Skills


$69 for REI Members

$79 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 13
  • Group size 12 people

Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness self-reliance class that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know, including: determining emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, how to locate and access drinking water, and how to make your own emergency kit with all the essentials. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outdoors.

  • Determining emergency priorities
  • How to make an emergency shelter
  • How to locate and access drinking water
  • How to make your own emergency kit with all the essentials
Map image of Holbert Trailhead - South Mountain Park/Preserve

More directions and information

Enter South Mountain Park/Preserve from main entrance on S Central Ave. Pass through the entrance station and turn left on Phoenix S Mountain Park. Proceed 0.4 miles to Holbert Trailhead. Call 520.477.7344 with any questions day of course.