Karu Artic Survival
Duration: Sunday - Saturday
Course size: 4-16
Prize: 1200 €/ person
Dates: Coming soon!
On the Karu Arctic Survival course, you can improve your skills in challenging and cold survival situations. You will learn about the psychology of survival and the ground rules and risks, and you will practise making a survival shelter, survival signals and first aid.
Who is the course for?
For advanced outdoor enthusiasts who want to improve their skills in challenging winter survival conditions. A winter survival situation means an unexpected crisis in cold conditions in nature, where you need to be able to survive using just the equipment and tools available.
DAY 1. Sunday / Arrival: Transportation to the cabin. Security and safety lecture, gear check up, training area presentation and hygiene, winter first-aid lecture, late night supper. Accommodation in cabin.
DAY 2. Monday / Basics of Survival: Psychology of survival, survival mentality, skiing exercise 1, fire in winter conditions. Accommodation in heated tent.
DAY 3. Tuesday / Skis, snowshoes and first aid: Skiing exercise 2, snowshoes and how to make one from the nature. First Aid: frostbites and hypothermia. How to sleep in winter conditions. Accommodation in tent.
DAY 4. Wednesday / Fire 2, water and shelter: Skiing exercise 3, fire in winter 2: over night fire, water from the snow, survival shelter 1. Accommodation in survival shelter.
DAY 5. Thursday / Food, energy and shelter 2: Open fire cooking, ice fishing, survival shelter 2: quinzie, Accommodation in quinzie.
DAY 6. Friday / Signaling, First Aid 2: Signaling help, evacuation, temporary stretchers, EndEx, Accommodation in cabin
DAY 7. Saturday: Leave no trace. Transportation to Joensuu
(Karu Survival will keep right to change the program if needed)
You will learn following skills:
Psychology of survival
Ground rules of survival
Risks and how to prepare for them
Special characteristics of a winter environment and how to prepare for them
Hypothermia and frostbite
Survival shelters and how to make them
How to use temporary equipment
Different ways of making fire and giving signals
Nutrition and hydration
Emergency first aid
Small group dynamics in the case of a crisis
Pulling a rescue sled using skis and snowshoes, while wearing a backpack
Moving around at night
The course includes:
All food enjoyed during the course
All equipment and material required during training
First and last nights in indoor accommodation
Transportation from the city of Joensuu
Participants must have valid insurance as well as a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and appropriate clothing for the season. Participants will stay the night in a temporary shelter built during the course, weather permitting. It is also possible to stay the night in heated tents. Participants must be in a normal state of health.
More detailed instructions will be sent before the course begins.