Wilderness Survival: 10 Essentials


$69 for REI Members

$89 for non-members


  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Group size 12 people

Do you know what to do if something goes awry on your next outdoor excursion? During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know. We'll cover the 10 essentials and their practical applications. You'll also learn about emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, how to locate and access drinking water, and how to start a fire. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outside and wants to build their confidence with outdoor skills.

  • Learn the 10 essentials and how to use them
  • Understand Survival Priorities
  • Practice building simple tarp shelters, filtering water, and starting a fire
  • Build confidence in your outdoor self-reliance skills

What to bring with you


The class will be held at Anne Springs Close Greenway: Lake Haigler Entrance. Participants are responsible for transportation to the class location. An email with more details will be sent to registered participants the week of class. There will be a $5 entry fee to the Greenway for participants unless individual has an Anne Springs Close Greenway membership, then entry is free.

Map image of Anne Springs Close Greenway: Lake Haigler

More directions and information

Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100 acre nature preserve with over 40 miles of trails, is a REI Charlotte multiple year grant recipient.