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SO, YOU WANT TO SURVIVE IN THE BUSH...
Would be nice to be able to survive in the wilderness, wouldn't it? The Lífa camp can help you with that by introducing you to the basics of wilderness survival with minimal equipment, and just for two days so it isn't too miserable.
The Lífa camp is entirely completed outdoors over the course of a week end. The camp involves practical teachings and activities, as well as actual survival.
You can expect a pretty miserable week end depending on the weather, but you will come out of it with knowledge of the fundamentals of survival so you can actually survive in the bush for short period of time.
WHAT'S COVERED IN LÍFA CAMP
TOOLS, WEAPONS, AND ARCHERY
Weapons and tools (as in proper knives, axes, and the like), past and present. Introduction to the basics and fundamentals of archery. That is, how to decently shoot a long bow (assuming you've got the muscles for it). Nope. a crossbow doesn't count. What are you, a school girl??!
WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE
Psychology of survival, how to assess priorities (no, sourcing organic honey to make mead may not always be a priority), how to get properly equipped (have you ever heard of the saying "there's no bad weather, just bad clothing"?), as well as some elementary first aid. Basic stuff to find your way around, so you don't end up in a lava field and (temporarily) lose your eyes and a testicle (permanently for that one). These things happen.
BUILDING A DECENT SHELTER
Icelandic-style shelters. Lean-to shelters but only because many people are obsessed with those, as they are otherwise useless, as well as natural shelters. Igloos as well, of course. We Víkingar were the first to settle the Canadian Arctic, and if we want to keep going (two Scandinavian countries just filed a claim on the north pole), we better be able to build amazing igloos! Some information on how to build... Log cabins as well!
THE ART OF FIRE
The art of fire... Nope, not the bow and drill. Let's face it, when you live in places like Norway or Iceland, you are more likely to win the Euro Lotto than you are to find a dry piece of wood! We're talking instead fire steel, and of course, ice. Yep, you read it right. You can start a fire with ice. And Óðinn knows that we Víkingar usually have an unlimited supply of that thing! And magic. As with the Norwegian military way of starting a fire... :-)
GETTING DRINKABLE WATER
We normally have plenty of water, so it should be a non-issue... But you still need to do a few things so the water is drinkable and doesn't give you dysentery... Or worst if you are vacationing in some tropical places. Yeah, we're talking the Guinea Worm here. Don't know what it is? Click here. We're pretty sure you'll think twice before drinking water that doesn't come directly from Ásgarðr. And if you run out of water, you should know where to get/find water. Or if you end up having to drink piss or blood, learn how to selectively pick your subject (or victim).
PLANTS YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE
Okay. Vegan Víkingar are not a common occurence... Yet, you're gonna need to eat plants in a survival situation when you cannot catch any meat! Not to mention that your mum probably told you to eat your greens (in our case, we were told to drink our milk, that's why we're so big and strong, as a man doesn't survive on lettuce, or spruce as it is the case here). Plus, some plants have some medicinal use... And, we know what you were looking for: Yeah, some plants can also get you high (legally)!
CATCHING YOUR OWN FOOD
Learning to catch your own food is essential. Of course, this includes hunting as well as trapping, and being able to field dress an animal (so the meat isn't wasted, and the animal isn't killed for nothing. We Víkingar don't do that). But it also involves eating whatever is available around you. Surprisingly, there are many sources of protein right under your nose. Like tat big friendly hairy spider. Actually, no, you shouldn't eat spiders. Why not smoke the meat you just caught while you're at it?
AVOID BEING EATEN BY A BEAST
Wanna avoid being eaten by a beast? We hear you... This is why we also have a beast management section, where you can learn how to deal with the worst beast in our part of the woods: bears and dragons. You also learn the behavior of some species, such as wolves. Yeah, there's no forest left in Scotland, because all wooded areas were burnt to the ground to get rid of wolves. We had no part to such (Christian) heresy! What, wolves eat sheep? So do we, so what?!
EVERYTHING THAT CAN KILL YOU
Review, with some graphic materials, of the various things that can kill you. These include, but are not limited to, the obvious, such as a wild animals (or a dragon if you're a virgin girl)... You'll see that being eaten by a bear really isn't nice... We know, that sounds obvious, but when we see morons getting out of their way to attract the beast, it clearly isn't that obvious. But there's more... One of the worst things that can kill, although it certainly doesn't look like it, is glaciers!
This course is currently offered at varying locations within 80 km/50 miles of the following towns:
Kalispell MT (USA)
Sundre AB (Canada)
How to get started? Easy: You just need to sign up!
Cost is 3,999 kr. That's all. No taxes, as we never believed in taxes, and this isn't about to change.