Presenter: David Arama of WSC Survival School
David Arama will be teaching two courses over the course of the weekend which will include Wilderness Survival Skills and GPS/Navigation. David brings years of experience and skills to the preparedness realm working everywhere from consulting on survival television shows to working with local governments and universities. David is an excellent public speaker we’re always glad to have him present.
From David's Website WSC Survival School:
Associated with the Wilderness Survival School, David has written several of the school's manuals, including the WTI Wilderness Survival Manual, the Outdoors Pursuits Camp Manual, and the Project LOST manual. Due to David's extensive knowledge in wilderness survival, GPS navigation, map & compass use, nature lore, edible and medicinal plants, and outdoors camping training, he is also a consultant and program designer, having pioneered numerous outdoor programs for groups, individuals, and many summer adventure camps.
David is currently researching lost victims and survival preparedness, and has recently received a grant to develop a "standardized" survival program aimed at saving lives in the wilderness, in association with Search and Rescue and Emergency Measures organizations.
He also appears on Outdoor Life's "Camp n' Out Series" (the survival expert), the new "Survivorman-Kids YTV Series (trained the castaways, survival consultant and involved in designing the series), Les Stoud's "Survive!" book, and in SARSCENE magazine.
Academically, David has the following credentials: B.A. Environmental Studies (York); Diploma in Business Administration (Seneca); Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Humber); and Certificate in Wilderness Emergency Care (Humber). Presently he is completing a M.Ed/Phd (BSU) in youth at risk education.
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