Cold Weather Survival Is Shoot For The Heart Topic

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Now that one of the most successful Shoot for the Heart seminars is in the rearview mirror, organizers are steering toward one of the most unusual round tables in the two-year history of the outdoors program.

Most all past Shoot for the Hearts have highlighted hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor cooking.

But the next event, set for 6:30 p.m., Jan. 6 in Building C at Mountain Bible Church, is entitled “Cold Weather Survival.”

On hand to host will be Barry Jones, a retired manager of the California State Parks Winter Recreation Program.

During his about one-hour presentation, he will give hints and strategies on how to survive outdoors during cold winter months

He will provide checklists on what to carry outdoors, types of clothing, survival techniques, shelters and first aid.

He will highlight how to survive in cold weather while stranded on a highway, on an ATV or snowmobile or while camping. Jones will also detail survival in summer thundershowers and cold lake swimming.

In addition to the presentation, door prizes will be given away.

The last Shoot for the Heart presentation, held Dec. 9 at Mountain Bible, drew an overflow crowd who were present to hear professional fisherman Mark Rose give angling tips on bass fishing and to enjoy some of Bob DePugh’s renowned outdoor and camp cooking.

For the event, DePugh served up wild elk chili, which was a huge hit with those in attendance.

“There was less than a quart left at the end of the evening,” said Dennis Pirch, one of the founders of Shoot for the Heart. “Everyone knows just how good his chili is.”

Also during the evening, participants enjoyed a video presentation that featured hundreds of pictures of Rim Country residents in the outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.

For more information on Shoot for the Heart, call Mountain Bible at (928) 472-7800.

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