The Colorado wilderness is vast and beautiful and much sought after by climbers, hikers, campers and skiers alike. But this glorious wilderness can also be harsh and unforgiving. Weather conditions can change at the drop of a hat. From sun to snow to sun to…is that hail? Mountain lions and bears inhabit the mountains and things might not always be what they seem. Because of this, one must always be prepared when venturing into the wilderness. You never know when you might have to put your skills and knowledge to the test and survive.
In the March 2009 issue of 5280 Magazine, Patrick Doyle features the Cottonwood Institute in his article, The Colorado Survival Guide! The article highlights stories of people who have been caught in real life survival situations. Ford Church, founder of the Cottonwood Institute, and other experts in the field offer commentary on what these people did right and what they did wrong so we can learn from their mistakes. The article also features a full page spread of the Official Cottonwood Institute Survival Kit and upcoming Cottonwood Institute Survival Workshops for adults. Pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands today!