Location is Five Mile area West of Fairfield. Head West on Hwy 73 in Lehi, after passing Fairfield nearing the point of the ridge on North, we will flag turnoff with florescent flagging. Manning Canyon Road (N40 15′ 02.7” W112 07′ 13.4”), follow to BLM sign, bear to right, look for flagging to turn off (N40 15′ 50.2” W112 08′ 45.9”)to left to camp area (N40 15′ 53.6” W112 08′ 51.6”)Note: the main area at Five Mile is on the West side of the ridge, we are on the East
Date is Friday May 5th starting around 3pm, ending Saturday afternoon around 2pm
Scenario: No specific theme this time other than utilizing resources in a Juniper Forest
What you should bring: Sleeping gear, cooking and personal gear per your preference. Personal Food for dinner beyond what we supply, breakfast items, lunch if desired. Clothing appropriate for weather. Water.This time around we are loosely structured and hope everyone has a great time sharing tips and knowledge and skills. We will be doing some fun things with cooking, shelter, and fire starting.
We will be setting up camp midday, you can show up when you want, by 6pm if possible
Pit Cooking is on the agenda so we will prepare pits and start cooking so food is done by around 6pm. We’ll furnish some chicken, bring whatever else you would like.
Bedding will be reviewed utilizing native materials in the area.
If time permits we will do a little bit with shelter.
Gather firewood and relax around the fire for the evening.
Breakfast – Theme is cooking with rocksBring eggs for frying on rocks, flour for pancakes or biscuits on the rocks, sausage, etc.
We will be working on a couple shelter ideas that work well in a Juniper Forest
- Weaving Bark
- birds nest
Fire Starting using our FSK, 3 methods of fire.
Enhancing Shelter using our PST’s ( Personal Survival Tarp)
Knife Gear: We will be bringing a Gerber LMF and a Kershaw Outcast that you can try out
Clean up and pack up. Leave area better than we found it.
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