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Boulder, Utah Survival School

City slickers in search of both a wilderness adventure and a crash course in outdoorsmanship should sign up for a four-day field trip with Boulder Outdoor Survival School (303/444-9779; www.boss-inc.com; $495, June 18-21 and August 20-23) in Boulder, Utah (population 180). Camp out in the open desert—between Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument—and learn skills that draw from ancient Pueblo culture, such as how to select a proper campsite, construct a shelter, make a fire without matches, or find and purify water. Other "primitive" skills include animal tracking and flint-knapping (turning rocks into cutting tools), as well as nature observation and lessons in desert ecology. BRING ALONG The ability to unplug: no stoves, cell phones, or radios are allowed. Also, be willing to share in all cooking duties and to really sleep under the stars—this is a strictly tent-free zone.
—Liz Krieger

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