Hawk Mountain camp teaches young rangers survival skills

Credit: WFMZ Allentown, PA
Published on July 8, 2019 -
The ranger school is underway along the Appalachian Trail.
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Hawk Mountain camp teaches young rangers survival skills

>>learning >>the skills to survive in the wilderness and how to help find a downed aircraft are among the goals of the local camp, the hawk mountain ranger school in camp in is underway along the appalachian trail cadets learned about tying knots and then spent a good part of the day learning how to repel down a structure.

Now the climbing party is just a fun exercise.

But the course includes and tentative book work plus navigation skills on how to use a compass and a map leaders of the camp say the toughest part is getting ready for the mental challenge of roughing it.

>>woods anymore so spending 9 days out in the field after being home is here just come back from the beach.

It's it's a bit of a different environment, especially with me and a humility a lot of cats aren't used to it so stressful.

>>more than 300 students from across the nation are attending the camp this year, the hawk mountain ranger school has been in operation for

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