The Bare Bones course is for those that desire a learning experience in the woods with minimal gear. During this course, camping comforts - tents, typical camping items, and food - will be left at home. 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. 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; fire building; signaling for rescue; water procurement and disinfection; improvisation of equipment; map and compass; and, jerky making. Max course size will be eight students. A $100 tuition deposit will reserve a course slot.