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Basic Desert Survival


– Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. Jeff Martin, survival expert and You Tube Channel: Martin Survival, will teach the physical skills and mental processes that will prepare participants to discover some of the most beautiful and most dangerous habitats of the world. Martin will offer suggestions and strategies to manage your mind in survival situations and how to set priorities when stakes are high. Some of the topics covered include: survival kits, edible and dangerous plants, water location, signaling, as well as desert hazards such as flash floods, venomous creatures, and heat-related injuries. The class will combine outdoor hands-on practice with classroom lecture. This class is not to be missed if you plan on spending any time in the desert!

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, this field class meets at the Oasis Visitor Center, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, on Saturday, December 1, 9 am – 4 pm. The fee is $60 ($50 for JTNPA/PINE members). For brochure, information and registration call (760) 367-5535 or visit

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