Learning survival skills isn’t something that must be done alone. In fact, there are many advantages to learning these skills alongside others. You can share the workload at camp, show each other new techniques, try out different gear, and of course build friendships with the people in your local community. You can even get your entire family involved, bonding and becoming better-prepared for the future together.

Last year, we had the opportunity to attend an event in southern California known as 3MR, short for Modern Mountain Man Rendezvous. This weekend camping trip was filled with survival lessons from veteran instructors, as well as hiking, tasty BBQ meals, and live music around the fire. We had a great time, met good people, and learned some new things. Check out our detailed two-part recap of the 2017 3MR event — Part 1: Water, Fire, and Signaling and Part 2: Wild Edibles, Meat, and Medicine.

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The good news is that 3MR is back for 2018; the bad news is that we won’t be able to attend this session due to schedule conflicts. However, we’d certainly encourage anyone within driving distance of San Diego to go check it out. This Spring 3MR event will be held in Dulzura, California on Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th. That’s just over two weeks away. Brady Pesola and the other leaders have made it clear that everyone is welcome:

“3MR is for all who are interested in learning survival and supporting a veteran non-profit. Men, women, and children, veteran and non-veteran are all welcome. We don’t care about your race, creed, politics, or agenda, and neither does Mother Nature!!!”

The 3MR event is run by veteran non-profit organization Triple B Adventures.

The 3MR event is run by veteran non-profit organization Triple B Adventures.

If you’re interested in attending 3MR, check out 3MR.vet for a full itinerary, recommended gear list, and more details. Tickets are $45 for adults for the full weekend or $25 for a single-day pass; kids’ tickets are $10 for the full weekend. Parking is $10 per vehicle. For additional updates, you can follow the 3MR Facebook event page.

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