This online Wilderness Awareness course provides essential information for people working or enjoying recreational activities in wilderness environments.
The biggest danger that people face in outdoor survival situations is being unprepared. Accordingly, this online course, which includes interviews with experts on various aspects of outdoor survival, provides information that will assist you to handle most situations that you may encounter in the outdoors when help isn't just around the corner.
Responding appropriately to encounters with cougars, moose, elk, wolves, or snakes in the wild
Minimizing and treating bites and stings from wood ticks, mosquitoes, and bees
Physical differences and general characteristics of bears
Bear behaviour and body language
How to store food in a campsite
Hunting, camping, and travelling safely in bear country
Avoiding bear encounters
Recognizing and reacting to defensive and non-defensive attacks
When and how to play dead
Using and handling bear spray
Reducing exposure to Lyme disease
Building emergency shelters in winter and summer months
Reacting to lightning
Staying safe around trees during normal and high-wind situations
Signalling for help
Making water safe for drinking
Preventing hypothermia and frostbite
This course takes approximately 150 minutes to complete
Course Pass Mark
A passing grade of
or higher required. Up to
attempts are provided.
A certificate will be provided upon the successful completion of this course.