Many thanks to Craig Sloan for a super informative and fun evening!
Summertime means long hikes around beautiful Mt. Tam, camping trips in the Sierras, and generally relishing in the great outdoors. But nature can be just as dangerous as it is beautiful and it’s important to be prepared for whatever might come your way–be a it mosquito or a mountain lion.
Craig Sloan, a Mill Valley Fire Department firefighter, Marine, and all-around awesome human being is going to teach high school students* the essentials of wilderness survival at this free, hands-on workshop. Learn how to create a shelter, trap and forage for food, and how to avoid getting eaten by a bear. If you don’t like being mauled by large animals, this is the class for you!
*Open to rising freshmen and recent high school graduates, as well as current high school students. For high school students only. Registration strongly recommended and greatly appreciated. Register here.
Craig started his fire service career with the Mill Valley Fire Department after graduating from Tamalpais High School in 2002. Shortly after graduating, Craig enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served with honor and distinction for 5 years. Craig was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant and rejoined our department in 2010 as a Firefighter-Trainee. Craig started his new assignment as a Firefighter on November, 11th, 2011 – Veteran’s Day.