Survival Skills - Big Springs 10/22/21

Great place for practicing fire-building, shelter building and more!

Directions: Big Springs Hollow upper parking-lot. Hike across the north bridge and left up the trail about 8 min to a nice meadow on the left with a fire ring. (NOTE - be aware of fire restrictions)


Survival Skills - Shelter Building (2 hr) -

Tarp Shelters (Lean-to, A-frame, Modified A-frame, Diamond)

Debri Shelter

Fire Starting (1 hr) -

Magnifying Glass

9 Volt battery/steel wool


Gear: Long sleeve shirt, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, pants, boots/shoes, 1 Liter water, 2-4 snacks, knife, (if you have them: tarp, 9V battery, cordage, flint/steel, magnifying glass)

Sample Itinerary:

2pm - hike it

230-430pm - Shelter building

430-530pm - Fire starting




Modified A-frame