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Safety in the Outdoors

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

This workshop will introduce a risk assessment and safety management model. Then that model will be applied as we investigate the most common dangers and hazards in the backcountry and explore steps to mitigate those risks. Topics will include: encounters with wildlife (snakes, bears, insects, etc.), lightning and weather related hazards, toxic plants, water crossings, […]

$39.00

Basic Navigation with Map and Compass

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

Learn to read and interpret a topographic map and to use a compass in order to “stay found” in the forest. This class is designed with the beginner in mind. You will learn and practice the following skills: Reading a map, understanding contour lines, measuring distance using scale, parts of a compass, orienting a map […]

$49

Navigation; The Next Step

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

Take the next step in your navigation journey. Build on the skills presented in our Basic Map and Compass Navigation workshop. We will travel into the Pisgah National Forest for hands-on practice learning to navigate off-trail. Topics include: determining your location, route finding, navigating around an obstacle, taking and following a bearing from the map, […]

$59

Route Planning & Navigating with CalTopo

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

The purpose of this class is to learn to use the computer-based program, CalTopo to explore, plan, and create custom routes and maps. Then, access those maps, navigate, record your hike, and add data on-trail using the CalTopo phone app.....even on Airplane mode. Never wonder if you've made the right turn again! Bring your laptop. […]

$34

Outdoor “Thrival” Skills

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

"Survival" skills have captured the imagination of many armchair adventurers, but do you know the actual skills needed not just to survive but to THRIVE in the outdoors? In this half day hands-on workshop we will focus on what you REALLY need to know. Topics will include the 10 Essentials, creating a shelter, finding and […]

$64.00

Women’s Backpacking Full-Day Workshop and Trip (SOLD OUT)

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

This introductory workshop is for adults of all fitness levels who identify as women and want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Participants are […]

$245

Outdoor Gear Repair Workshop

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

Do you have items in your closet that need some love and attention: jackets, sleeping bags, shoes/boots, backpacks, etc.? Save money, lower your carbon footprint, gain new skills, and have fun. Join us and learn to repair your outdoor gear. Learn useful sewing stitches like the running stitch, invisible/ladder stitch, whip stitch and the zipper/shoe […]

$25

Women’s Backpacking Classes and Overnight Trip

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

This introductory backpacking class and trip is for adults of all fitness levels who identify as women and want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor […]

$245

Ultimate Intro to Backpacking-Full-Day Workshop & Trip

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

Solo, couples, or a couple of friends! An introductory backpacking workshop and trip for adults of all ages and fitness levels. This class is for those who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their skills and confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition […]

$245

Canoeing 101: Canoeing Classes and Canoe Camping Trip (SOLD OUT)

Island Ford Adventures 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC, United States

This event is a series of two classes followed by a weekend canoe camping trip on the French Broad River. Class 1: Canoeing 101-Part 1. Join Clyde Carter and Jayne Fought for the first in a two-part beginner canoe class. This first class is held on flat water (lake), and instruction is focused on paddling […]

$345

 

Check hours of operation before visiting a business. Be prepared with water, food, and first-aid supplies when exploring outdoors.