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After a seminar on building a fire in wet conditions, Adam Dewey of Sandpoint applies the techniques to stoke a blaze on Feb. 1, 2010, during a misty morning search and rescue team exercise at Priest Lake State Park. The instructor for this group of students was Nick Weber of the Survival School at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The next photos follow Weber's progression for making a life-saving fire in what some people might consider hopeless conditions. (Rich Landers)

Survival classes offered at EWU

OUTDOOR LEARNING – A pair of two-day survival courses, involving a classroom session and a field day, are being offered in July at Eastern Washington University. The courses, Primitive Survival and Outdoor Survival Skills, each pack a weekend with instruction and practice at building survival...

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A "feather stick" can be the key to starting a fire in wet conditions. In this demonstration, Survival School instructor Nick Weber blows on the embers of steel wool tinder to ignite a feather stick he created with a knife by shaving curly strands of dry wood. Next he would add more feather sticks and kindling to build a fire on a platform of small logs. (Rich Landers)

EWU outdoor classes focus on leadership, survival

OUTDOOR SKILLS– Whether you’re a church group leader or a solo adventurer, you can benefit from short summer outdoor courses in skills such as rafting and kayaking offered by Eastern Washington University. Veteran outdoor recreation professor Paul Green is offering two special courses: Outdoor Leadership,...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010

Fire starter for the future?

OUTDOOR NEWS -- Linsey, a student from Eastern Washington University, has been job-shadowing me today, and she's been asking a lot of good questions about the Outdoors beat and about newspapers in general."Will there be newspapers around in 10 years?" she asked as we were...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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