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Winter Survival Training, Winnipeg, MB – Feb 16-19, 2012

February 16, 2012 - February 19, 2012

- $275

*** COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT REGISTRATION ***

Winter Shelter

Winter Shelter

As part of CMAT’s ongoing training initiative, a Winter Survival course will be offered from February 16-19, 2012.  This Basic and Winter Survival Course has been organized by CMAT Trainer Dave Johnson to better prepare all CMAT members deploying to International Disasters. Together with professional survival instructors, CMAT will provide participants with both theory and hands-on training in basic and winter survival techniques over this 3 day course.

Why Winter Survival?

CMAT Trainer Dave Johnson notes that, “While most CMAT deployments historically have been to much warmer, sometimes tropical climates, the organization has recently had several operations in cold regions such as Kashmir, Pakistan (2005), and Tohoku, Japan (2011).”

There remains a distinct possibility of disasters occurring in colder regions, and the skills learned in this course would be transferable to warmer climates, with an emphasis being placed on how to survive in remote areas in the event individuals are separated from any significant support.

Dave continues, “this could happen during any deployment including in populated areas, where our responders are requested to go into mountainous terrain or tasked to a remote region. During a response, the possibility of further catastrophic events, such as aftershocks do exist. This training could become crucial to both the individual and team’s survival.”  CMAT also occasionally utilizes rescue aircraft to conduct satellite visits to remote areas, and this course would help prepare participants for the possibility of a crash either in the field, or in day to day air travel.

*** COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT REGISTRATION ***

Winter Survival

Winter Survival

COURSE DETAILS

Thursday Morning/ Afternoon:

Participant arrival at YWG (Winnipeg, Manitoba) James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. (Staging at a location to be determined within the airport.)

The first night starts with a short tutorial lesson and overnight stay at the agricultural centre with your sleeping bag (foam mat provided).

  • 1730  –  Bus departs staging area at the airport
  • 1830  – Arrive at Stonewall Agricultural Centre –  Dinner
  • 1930  –  Survival Theory Class Part I
  • 2230  –  Time for socializing then lights out

Friday:

Next day we head out to a remote setting where you will build your own shelter which you will use for your next two nights. You will learn how to build signal fires, how to catch or identify food and how to source water. Some wilderness medical aid will be a part of the curriculum along with the do’s and don’ts of remote survival.

  • 0730 –   Breakfast 0730hrs
  • 0800 –   Survival Theory Class Part II  (0800–1100hrs)
  • 1130 –    Bus Departs for remote wilderness area
  • 1330 –    Arrive remote wilderness area
  • 1400 –    Survival Instruction and Training – build shelter, and other survival skills training
  • Sleep Overnight in your shelter

Saturday:

  • Survival Instruction and Training – all day
  • Sleep overnight in your shelter

Sunday:

  • 0800 –   Survival Instruction and Training
  • 1030  –  Debrief in remote wilderness area
  • 1100   – Camp tear-down
  • 1300  – Bus departs for Winnipeg
  • 1500  –  Arrival Winnipeg Airport for participants flying out Sunday evening
  • 1600  –  Remainder Bus Drop at hotel (hotel costs and airport transfer not included)

You will receive Theory and Hands-on Training

·       Pre-Trip Planning and preparation
·       Equipment
·       Psychology  of Survival
·       Survival Techniques
·       Secondary Assistance Responders
·       Environmental Injury prevention
·       Wilderness Medical Treatment
·       Fire
·       Shelter
·       Signals
·       Food and Water

Learn What to Do
·       If the rescue aircraft you are on crashes in a remote area
·       What gear should always be carried on your person
·       Strategies for survival in any environment
·       How to prepare for disaster response into remote areas
·       How to improvise medical treatment with little or no equipment
·       What you should do if lost in a remote area
·       Precautions to take when responding to remote disasters
·       How to build a survival and signal fire
·       Learn to build different types of shelter
·       Signal tools
·       How to find and prepare food and water

Course Cost     $275.00

Participants are responsible to book and pay for their own flight to Winnipeg, arriving before 16:30 on Thursday Feb 16th. **
**Tax Receipt issued for $50 toward the cost of course, and for the flight costs (minus 7% administration), after flight receipt is submitted to the CMAT administrator.

Cost Includes – all instructor and training costs, equipment, transportation to remote wilderness site, provisions, and one night at the agricultural centre. (using your sleeping bag on a foam mat – provided).

Participants can book their return flights from Winnipeg for after 16:00 on Sunday evening, or may choose to stay a night in an airport hotel with other participants after the course is completed on Sunday, in order to depart YWG on Monday. An airport hotel is available at $110/nt plus tax.

What You Need To Bring:

  • Winter clothing including good winter boots and pants
  • Leather gloves
  • Knife (pocket or hunting)
  • Lighter/waterproof matches
  • Winter sleeping bag
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra pair of gloves or mittens
  • Flashlight
  • Whistle
  • Any other personal survival equipment
  • *Optional – You may bring a lightweight personal survival kit which includes some of the items above along with other recommended items. Many examples can be found online.

YOUR NEXT STEP:

The course requires a minimum of 15 persons. There is a limit to the number of members that can participate.  A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 + small admin. fee must be received by Jan.20, 2012. Please click here before Jan 20, 2012 to register. Do not book your flights until you receive a confirmation from CMAT that the course will be run. CMAT is not responsible for the cost or booking of flights. Participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to participating in this course.

A reminder to participants, that in order to qualify for deployment to disaster affected regions, all CMAT volunteers should attend at least one training session or workshop annually. This is also an opportunity for new members to join and become familiar with the organization.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact Dave Johnson at [email protected]

*** COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT REGISTRATION ***

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Details

Start:
February 16, 2012
End:
February 19, 2012
Cost:
$275
Event Categories:
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Venue

Stonewall Agricultural Centre
Outside Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada + Google Map
Phone:
416-305-0290

Organizer

CMAT
Phone:
416-305-0290
Website:
www.canadianmedicalteams.org

Details

Start:
February 16, 2012
End:
February 19, 2012
Cost:
$275
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Stonewall Agricultural Centre
Outside Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada + Google Map
Phone:
416-305-0290

Organizer

CMAT
Phone:
416-305-0290
Website:
www.canadianmedicalteams.org