As our wet and cold weather settles in for awhile, it is important to remember that not only can this weather be uncomfortable, it can also be dangerous. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Frank Heyl will be sharing Cold Weather Survival; a Way of Life on Sunday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m.
Frank Heyl was the cold weather survival consultant for the construction of the Alaska Pipeline. He served as the principal instructor for military and private survival schools for 23 years. He also worked as the director of outdoor education for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Heyl's presentation includes riveting true stories of northwest survival including search and rescue situations.
Heyl is the author or c0-author of survival manuals and of Why Some Survive; Common Threads of Survival, Cold Weather Survival; a Way of Life and Edible and Poisonous Plants of the Western United States Cards. Some of his work will be available for purchase and book-signing immediately after the program in the visitor center bookstore. Audience members will receive a cold weather survival manual.
This third Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These free programs are held in the Netul River Room at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center.
For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.