Temperature: Low 60’s to mid 30’s. 1 full day of sun. Rain in varying intensities and duration for the rest of the class.
Focus: Learn Essential Skills necessary for a NPT operating outside the NPA
- Adverse Environment Familiarization (pond dunk) follwed immediately by 3 Mile Ruck Hump with full packs (65 pounds average) in 50 minutes
- Primitive Adaptation Skills: Shelter, fire, and diet supplementation
- Land Nav familarization
- TC3 familiarization
- Basic Patrolling
- Student Led Night Reconnaissance Patrol (with night nav)
Staff Synopsis: Great class with student age ranging from 19 to 56. The 56 year old came in 3 seconds behind the 19 year old jack rabbit (both wearing fully loaded packs). Students travelled an average of 6 hours to attend. Team came together quickly iwth high levels of personal motivation evident from orientation through final session. Especially noteworthy was the willingness of all participants to share various gear, food, and water selflessly. Training area breakdown efficient; area left clean and in order.
Looking forward to next level training.
With recent headlines indicating ISIS types are in the country, you might think about getting some training yourself, if you haven’t already.
Tempus is fugiting.