Three-Hour Edible-Plant Course or Two-Day Survival Hunting Course from Live Life Survival in Orem (Up to 78% Off)

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Wilderness expert Dan Whiting empowers groups of 12 to identify up to 35 wild plants or hunt with primitive tools

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The three-hour edible-plant course takes place in Provo Canyon or Alpine Canyon most weekends, depending on class size. There, students will learn to identify up to 35 wild plants, including toxic species, through sight, touch, and smell. They’ll also learn how to determine several plants by taste. Since class dates and times vary from week to week, it’s a good idea to call ahead.

The two-day wilderness course on survival hunting is held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday evenings and from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the following Saturdays. Groups meet either in Utah Lake State Park or Big Cottonwood Canyon to learn skills such as weapon fabrication, camouflage, and tracking prey.

Live Life Survival

Captivated by the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, a young Dan Whiting signed up for a wilderness survival hike in search of similar swashbuckling. It didn’t turn out as he had hoped. “The only thing I learned was that you can get really hungry and really thirsty in the desert.” Whiting vowed to approach his own outdoor adventures differently. He now believes nature can be abundant and nurturing rather than barren and trying—provided you have the tools to understand it, that is.

Although Whiting has studied dozens of field guides, he learned his most valuable lessons via firsthand experience. To wit: he has eaten 78 plants to date and knows just as many recipes. On one expedition, Mr. Whiting was delighted when a participant turned to him and said, “I had no idea there was so much food up here.”

The wilderness expert acknowledges that people may learn skills that could one day save their lives. But his ultimate goal is to transform the way people think about being outdoors. “When you are familiar with animals and plants, you feel free. When you have intimate knowledge of how something tastes, feels, smells, then there’s no fear of it anymore. It’s just everyday life."

Customer Reviews

awesome teacher great information terrific time highly recommend
Brandon G. · March 12, 2013
Dan is an awesome teacher, we will definitely be back for more.
Leslie K. · February 10, 2013
It was very informative and Dan, the guide was knowledgable and entertaining.
Trinh L. · September 9, 2012

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