Focus of Survival Training
Colorado survival techniques focus on understanding how to meet your basic needs in the wilderness. According to the website Wilderness Survival Skills, there are eight essential skills: finding food and water, creating a shelter and fire, navigating, signaling for help, predicting weather and basic first aid.
Impact of Colorado weather
Inclement weather occurs year round in Colorado due to its high elevation. Life-threatening situations can arise from lightening, downpours, hail, snow and freezing temperatures. Learning how to keep warm, dry, and out of the elements is one of the most important wilderness survival skills for surviving the Colorado wilderness.
Learning and Practicing Skills
Companies like the Boulder Outdoor Survival School teach survival skills in a hands-on outdoor experience. Whether learning skills from a course or a book, it is important to practice new techniques to make them second nature in the event of an outdoor survival situation.
Article Written By Sarah Shelton
Based in Oregon, Sarah Shelton has worked as a freelance writer since 2008. She enjoys covering travel, home and garden, and automotive topics. Her articles have appeared nationwide with Internet Broadcasting, Adventure Travel and Real Estate Experts. With a major in biology, Shelton received her Bachelor of Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.