The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville to Offer Basic Outdoor Survival Course

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community and Technical Education Division will offer Phase I of survival training for all ages on the basics of outdoor survival. This class includes instruction on survival kits, the psychology of survival, shelter, water, fire, and preparation for rescue. The class will consist of both classroom and field exercises with practical examinations in fire starting, water filtration and shelter construction.

 Instructor, Dan Nash, is a professional mountain guide and the owner of Satori Adventures and Expeditions. Nash is an experienced backpacker, hiker, mountaineer, guide and outdoor survival instructor. He is a certified Level III Backpacking Guide through the Professional Hiking Guides Association and has extensive experience in the wilderness as he has backpacked in North and South America, Africa, Canada and Iceland. Nash teaches students what gear and equipment a person should have even if only on a day hike.

 The course will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 1:00-5:00 pm in the Nursing Allied Health Building, Lecture Hall, Room 902. The fee for the course is $32 per person. Students will need to bring a water bottle or container, a bandana and a steel striker or magnesium fire striker to the class. Field exercises to be held outdoors, rain or shine.

 Pre-registration and full payment should be received at least five business days prior to the first day of class. For more information, call (870) 612-2082 or log on to and click on “Programs & Services”, then “Community & Technical Education.”