Castlemen Land Navigation-Wilderness
Time & Location
About the Event
This course serves as an introduction to reading a map and using a compass in day light/nightime environment. It's a great introduction to navigation equipment and orienteering when the daylight turns dark. Wilderness survival introduction portion will cover basic survival skills to establish a foundation that can be applied in almost any environment as well as the mental attitude required to survive. whether you are new to these skills or you already understand the basics and are interested in further expanding your knowledge and refining your skills, this is the perfect event for you.
* THIS COURSE IS RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 15 (minimum of 14 yrs old) with gaurdian signed waiver and gaurdian participation)
* THIS IS A 12 HOUR COURSE THAT WILL REQUIRE WALKING UP TO 10 Miles
- Students will cover: methods to procure fire, methods to procure potable water for consumption, methods to construct an effective shelter, methods to signal for rescue, and an intro to procuring food. Students will walk away with the basic skills to survive in a short term emergency situation.
THIS IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT EVENT, BUT CAMPING IS PERMITTED AND ENCOURAGED
Key Learning Objectives
•Introduction to terrain features and terrain associations
•map reading, compass and protractor use, understanding coordinates and plotting
•Basic movement techniques and pace count
•Introduction to the 5 C's of Survival
From I-580 W, take Redwood Rd. exit, turn right onto Redwood Rd. Continue 6 miles until you reach Marciel Gate Staging Area at Marciel Rd. on your left. To reach Bort Meadow Group camp, continue on Redwood Rd. 2 miles and Bort Meadow Staging Area will be on your left. To reach the family campground and other group sites, turn left at Marciel Gate and follow the signs on Marciel Rd. The campground entrance is 2 miles inside the Marciel gate entrance. Group camp areas are on the right as you near the campground kiosk. From I-580 E, take 35th Ave. exit, turn left. 35th Ave. will change to Redwood Rd. Continue up the hill on Redwood Rd. for 8 miles until you reach Marciel Gate Staging Area at Marciel Rd. on your right. From HWY 13 E, take Redwood Rd. exit, turn left, and go up the hill. At the intersection of Redwood Rd. and Skyline Blvd., go straight on Redwood Rd. for 6 miles. Marciel's gate will be on your right. From HWY 13 W, take Carson St. exit #1 toward Redwood Rd. Keep left towards Redwood Rd. / Holy names University. Turn slight left on to Mountain Blvd. Turn right onto Redwood Rd. Continue 7 miles uphill. Marciel's gate will be on your right.
ONLY 10 VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED ON SITE. PARKING IS LIMITED, PLEASE CARPOOL OR CONTACT US SHREDDER@CASTLEMENEVENTS.COM FOR A RIDE INTO THE CAMPGROUND.
LOOKOUT RIDGE is a primitive group campsite accommodating a minimum of 9 to a maximum of 50 campers. This group site is located in the middle of Anthony Chabot and is next to the Hawk Ridge group camp. There is a view of Lake Chabot. The site has six 10' picnic tables, a 10' serving table, an XL BBQ, a fire circle, a drinking fountain with a spigot, and 2 chemical toilets. NO access to showers. Participants are encouraged to come No Earlier than 4pm on September the 18th to establish a campsite.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR ENTRY
Ticket printout or Digital Ticket, Valid ID
**Parking Pass From Castlemen Events For Carpooling Groups**
A sturdy backpack.
DRESS CODE/SUGGESTED ATTIRE
You will be outdoors with uneven ground, gravel, and dirt walk areas. Wear comfortable flat shoes, full-length pants, short-sleeve or tee shirts. Wear or bring layers as the weather can change from morning to afternoon. Wear a sturdy belt.
*No Open Toed Shoes allowed
PACKING LIST/GEAR LIST
- We will keep the ticket sales open until the start of the event.e
- Hydration Bladder: 3L recommended
- First Aid Kit (survival type)
- Windbreaker (only if the temperature is expected below 60 ℉)
- Photo ID
- Tent, ground tarp, and sleeping pad. (Optional)
- Sleeping bag or Bedding (Optional)
- Eating utensils – cup for hot drinks, bowl, plate, flatware (Optional)
- Water bottle – minimum one-quart or liter - NO GLASS.
- Knife - non-folding, 4-6” fixed blade preferred.
- Towels – we do not provide hand or bath towels (Optional)
- Toilet kit – personal hygiene biodegradable products, toilet paper, personal medication (Optional)
- medical kit - band aids, triple antibiotic cream, gauze, tape
- Bug spray
- Dark glasses
- Clothing – for warm and cool conditions
- Footwear – sturdy all-terrain shoes/boots for comfort and safety
- Hat – sun/rain/warmth
- Rain gear (Optional)
- Bandanna - uses vary (Optional)
- Gloves/mittens for cold/wet – leather gloves for carving.
- Day pack or backpack
- Compass – lensatic style (I supply)
- Map of the area. (I supply map)
- 550 Cord (20 Feet minimum)
- Pace count beads
- Fire Starting Stick (Optional)
- Emergency Whistle
- Ziplock bags (Optional)
WHAT NOT TO BRING
- Dogs are not allowed in the park.
- Firearms are not permitted in the park.
- Hard liquor is not allowed in the park.
- Please contact us with any questions.
CASTLEMEN EVETNS limits our class sizes to provide an unparalleled and individualized experience for each of our students. To do this we require prepayment and preregistration for all training classes and courses.
In order to provide our classes, we must commit resources, assign instructors, arrange classroom/range availability and incur other costs associated with the class. These commitments are not reduced when fewer students attend. Additionally, we many times do not have space for everyone that may want to participate in a scheduled session and therefore must turn away students who wish to sign up.
The weather may also be a factor uncontrollable by Range University and the session may need to be canceled or rescheduled.
You acknowledge and agree that in the event you are unable to attend the scheduled session a refund will only be given when notice is provided of your need to cancel two weeks prior to the scheduled session. This may allow others to attend in your place.
In the event, you are unable to attend the session and less notice is provided you will be able to reschedule to attend another scheduled session, but no refunds can be provided.
Individuals that do not show up for the scheduled class and do not provide notice prior to the class, agree to forfeit their fees and ability to reschedule.
We appreciate your understanding and the reason behind this policy. By registering up and paying for a session means that you fully understand and accept Range University’s refund policy.
EVENT CANCELLATION/RAINOUT POLICY
If the event is rained out or canceled, we will transfer your tickets to an event of similar price. Contact us if you have any issues with rescheduling your event.
LOOKOUT RIDGE is a primitive group campsite accommodating a minimum of 9 to a maximum of 50 campers. This group site is located in the middle of Anthony Chabot and is next to the Hawk Ridge group camp. There is a view of Lake Chabot. The site has six 10' picnic tables, a 10' serving table, an XL BBQ, a fire circle, a drinking fountain with a spigot, and 2 chemical toilets. NO access to showers. Participants are encouraged to come No Earlier than 4 pm on May the 15th to establish a campsite.
If the event is rained out or canceled, we will transfer your tickets to an event of a similar price. Contact us if you have any issues with rescheduling your event.
- CASTLEMEN Land Nav/Survival$159+$3.98 Service fee$159+$3.98 Service fee0$0
- EVENT w/UNBOUND TRAINING$259.95+$6.50 Service fee$259.95+$6.50 Service fee0$0