Self-reliance in the outdoors starts with education and preparedness. This class provides practical strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. These are important skills for any outdoor adventure. This class is taught by experienced instructors from both REI and LCRA. The Self-Reliance Basics class is just that, a basics class that informs and demonstrates needed skills and concepts. There are additional Survival Skills classes that focus on hands-on experience in the specific area of: Shelter Building, Fire Building, and Food Finding. The culmination of these skills is the Overnight Experience class, giving you the opportunity to practice these skills in an outdoor environment.