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Forget Sex in the City; Hudson Valley-based wilderness training outfit Mountain Scout Survival School is bringing survival to the city, and setting up camp right in the heart of NYC’s Central Park. Their timing couldn’t be better: With enough headline-making worldwide turmoil and natural disasters to scare the bejesus out of most of us – not to mention doomsayers citing the Mayan calendar’s end date later this year as a harbinger of apocalyptic times – it seems that it’s high time to prepare to meet your doom.
Heck, even if the Earth still manages to keep spinning on its axis for a wee while longer, knowing a thing or two about living off the land and surviving in the wild isn’t such a bad thing to have in your bag of tricks. And, at the very least, when swapping stories of the day’s exploits at the bar later that night, your tale of survival training in the thicket of Central Park will hands-down trumps your friends’ accounts of their own humdrum afternoon there, spent merely picnicking or running around the reservoir (yawn).
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