Winter survival training: First night in the field
First night in the field during last week’s winter warfare course in Sweden. The temparature was minus ten degrees Celsius and it was snowing, but all students managed to build good shelters and get a good night’s sleep.
Behind the seven-day course is the Swedish Reserve officer association. Reservists from Sweden, Estonia, Norway and the UK participated.
The course was aimed at making participants able to survive outside in the winter – in a warfare context.
Among much else the students learned basic skiing techniques, ice breaking and emergency fire lighting – first in the classroom, and then in practice outside – in rather harsh wintery conditions.