144 S. Mesa Drive Suite G, Mesa AZ 85210
(480) 964-3077
Tue-Sat 10am-6pm

Class Schedules

 CAMPING TRIP – Off The Beaten Path – Arizona

April 29-30! – The purpose of MEETUP is to……meet up! So it is time to meet up, hang out, and meet our various members. Very informal. Just enjoying the weekend with like-minded individuals. Camp. Hike. Practice fire-starting. Share points of view. Whatever excuse you want to use to just get out of the city and go camping! No formal classes will be set up, though I’m sure there will be many informal ones as people get together, ask questions and compare notes.

The dates are Saturday, April 29 through Sunday, April 30, though people will be up there and pre-staged on Friday afternoon for those that want to start early and get there Friday.

The location will be up off the Mogollon Rim, with the final location determined as we find out how many will be going (need to determine parking and area for camping, etc.).

Hang your hammocks, bring your tents, build your own shelter or “truck camp.” If you need to bring an RV or trailer, let us know (you will need to park a little ways off away from the tents and such).

UPDATE – Location

From East Valley – Take Hwy 87 through Payson and past Pine & Strawberry. Continue past Hwy 260 (remaining on Hwy 87). Just past Clint’s Well (small gas station/general store, a post office, and a small cafe), turn LEFT onto Lake Mary Rd (IR 3) and travel approx 7 miles. You should see a sign for the V Bar V Ranch and turn LEFT. You will immediately go over a cattle guard. Approximately 2 miles on that main road (FS 81) you will come to a second cattle guard. We will be somewhere between those two cattle guards (depending on who got spots before us). Look for a dark blue pickup with a large shell. We will post flagging tape and a flashing light (at night) with a handmade sign (OTBP-AZ).

From the West or North Valley – Take I-17 up to Camp Verde and exit at Hwy 260. Take Hwy 260 EAST until it ends at Hwy 87. Turn LEFT on Hwy 87. Just past Clint’s Well (small gas station/general store, a post office, and a small cafe), turn LEFT onto Lake Mary Rd (IR 3) and travel approx 7 miles. You should see a sign for the V Bar V Ranch and turn LEFT. You will immediately go over a cattle guard. Approximately 2 miles on that main road (FS 81) you will come to a second cattle guard. We will be somewhere between those two cattle guards (depending on who got spots before us). Look for a dark blue pickup with a large shell. We will post flagging tape and a flashing light (at night) with a handmade sign (OTBP-AZ).

Various GPS Coordinates

Clint’s Well

 34° 32.758’N, 111° 19.337’W

V Bar V Ranch Rd Turn Off

 34° 38.320’N, 111° 21.835’W

We will not be past this point (on FS 81)

 34° 37.515’N, 111° 23.678’W

Phone coverage can be spotty     480-466-2085

Will also be monitoring 147.36 (Mt Ord repeater VJF rimlink)

 Hosted by: Preparing Wisely  

144 S. Mesa Dr. Ste. G  Mesa, AZ 85210

 480-964-3077


Survival Mindset – First train the mind!

 

Duke Jones and Patrick Scanlan with No One Path are offering a class is Survival Mindset. Learn concepts that affect people while in survival situations and how to combat against them. Are you sure of yourself in a survival or disaster situation? What happens when you add other people to the situation? Learn the principals for mentally preparing yourself to survive such a situation. Learn how group dynamics can affect even a well-prepared group in a survival/disaster situation.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to

free class

Presented By: Duke Jones and Patrick Scanlan with No One Path

Hosted by: Preparing Wisely

144 S. Mesa Dr. Ste. G Mesa, AZ 85210

480-964-3077


Bow Building Basics

Bow Making is as simple as tying a cotton string to a flexible branch and firing an arrow. Most of us have done it. But if you’re ready to make and shoot an all natural wooden bow that is lethal out to 200 yards, this is the perfect opportunity to see it done first-hand. Youtube videos omit critical details and can’t explain the parts you don’t understand. Books can be vague or out of date. (The old British masters believed bow wood had to season for 10 years or more!) I have made upwards of 300 bows and have figured out what makes them shoot well. Come have all your questions answered and experience some of the magic that has kept me a willing bow maker for over 30 years. *Limited staves and finished bows available for purchase. Cash only, please.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, to

charged $15. each Cash only, please

Presented By: Ben Allred

Hosted by: Preparing Wisely

144 S. Mesa Dr. Ste. G Mesa, AZ 85210

480-964-3077