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4-H Survival & Sustainable Living

Saturday, May 2, 2015
8:00am – 4:00pm

Moodus, CT

The Study of Survival, Homesteading & Sustainable Living Workshop May 2nd rain day 3rd 2015 – Middlesex County 298 East Haddam Moodus Road, Moodus, CT 06469

Are you tired of Cabin Fever? The 4-H Community within Haddam is inviting the general public to come out and enjoy a day of learning. For the past 2 years your neighbors in Haddam and surrounding towns have donated their time to teaching others in our community. Our main focus in the past was providing information to children ages 7 – 18 with various skills on how to survive in the wilderness if they became lost. Again we are offering a one day event that will include some of Haddam’s finest folks in teaching and providing some hands on learning. Children may have the opportunity to try and make Fire using a wood bow drills, learning how to trapping & fish without lures or line, build a shelter using what’s around you, survival cooking with hot rocks, what to pack when you head out to the woods for a camping trip or hike, wilderness first aide and S.O.S communication on how to leave a trail if you have to move from your location or signal for help and North American Artifacts - How Indians survived the times.

And while the children are off learning some really cool stuff about how to survive in the woods parents and other children can venture over to the Homesteading & Sustainable living area to learn about: how to make Cheese, Smoking & curing of meats in a smokehouse, Backyard Maple sugaring, Bee keeping, Dutch Oven cooking, Rope making , Blacksmithing, Fiber & Spinning, Knitting, Quilting & sewing, Loom weaving, Canning and when to freeze, ferment or dehydrate foods from your garden, Basket weaving, Soap Making with Goats milk, how to grow mushrooms and edible gardens. Some area’s will give the brave the opportunity to try it yourself.

The day will start at 8:00 a.m. when pre-registered attendees can sign-in and receive their schedule and instructions. There will be 3 morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. to Noon a 1 hour break for Lunch with the afternoon session starting at 1:00 and ending at 4:00 p.m. each session is rotating about every hour.

Cost: General Public: Per person Ages 7-18 is $20.00 and adults are $25.00 4-H Members and their Parents or siblings get a $5.00 reduction in per person price. The Survivor workshop will be limited to 120 participants. Pre-registration is open: March 1- April 15, 2015 information can be found via the website or by contacting Emily Alger at Please NOTE: That only those members who have paid for the event will be allowed to stay on-site. This is also NOT a handicap site. Bring your favorite folding chair and lunch if you want, and remember to invite a friend.


Emily Alger,

Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Middlesex County, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar, Year of Engagement

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