The Humble Thunder is the ideal course for those who desire an extended period of time in the woods to practice minimal outdoor living, and to learn advanced survival skills. Students will overnight in shelters that they construct, and students will be provided rations for the duration of the experience. No one will starve, but some might get hungry. Bottled water will not be provided. Water will be procured from natural sources and disinfected. Students will not be allowed commercial packs. Packs will be improvised from ponchos, and an Alaskan pack strap will be improvised. Curriculum will include the following: camping skills; proper camping gear; camp fire cooking; the seven priorities of survival: 1) positive mental attitude, 2) wilderness first aid, 3) shelter, 4) fire craft, 5) signaling, 6) water, and, 7) food; wilderness confidence; small group behavior; wilderness teamwork and leadership; proper planning; the personal survival kit; wilderness safety; and, lost behavior. Hands-on training will include knots, hitches, and lashings; building / sleeping in two kinds of emergency-action shelters; building / sleeping in a natural shelter; fire building, including fire-by-friction; signaling for rescue; water procurement and disinfection; improvisation of equipment; map and compass; traps and snares; jerky making; and, rabbit cleaning and cooking the rabbit on a spit over the camp fire. Max course size is eight students. A $175 tuition deposit will reserve your course slot.