Spent a very snowy Saturday at a survival class. Instructor is a former marine who has been to all the military survival schools and has been in bad places all over the world. I am a former boy scout scoutmaster who taught survival to boy scouts, and am avid hunter, backpacker etc. He asked me to observe the class and take notes since he hasn't done a class in a few years. He then asked me to teach a couple of the modules i.e., fire making, knot tying, direction finding, knife safety, compass use so we could split up the class into a small group. One of the requests we had from one of the student prior to the class was how to use an MRE, so we brought MREs for everyone to eat. Kind of surprising that people don't know how to use them and the heaters Spent a good deal of time making shelters. Some good info about canteen cup cooking and tin can heaters. It was a pretty good basic survival class. I actually learned some new stuff. I think everyone should take a basic survival class as well as a basic self defense class.