You just never know when you'll encounter a life or death situation, or worse, one where you have to choose between death and that terrible Martin Lawrence/Eddie Murphy film... with the director's commentary on. For help surviving the treacherous North Bay wilderness, check out Survival Training in the Marin Redwoods.
From just-launched man-venture company My Guy Trip, this Rambo-style day excursion'll put you in the thick of the North Bay Redwoods where you'll learn to channel Bear Grylls with a dude who trained people at a tracking and wilderness survival school just outside of NYC...yep, Brooklyn does get pretty nuts. The 5hr private expedition'll school you and five of your buds not only on Boy Scout 101 stuff like starting a fire with a flint, but also on building two-dude shelters, setting native-style traps for squirrels/rabbits using materials from the forest floor, and learning about actually edible plants, from someone other than that dude in a poncho outside Burning Man. And because it's where every hardcore survivalist stays, they'll put you up at the uber-swank Parc 55 Hotel near Civic Center the night before, and give you a Zipcar to make the drive down with ample trunk space, unless you want to be a Brat and drive your own.
But wait, there's more: all MGT's packages include two or more experiences, meaning after you learn how to survive a grizzly bear attack in Marin on Saturday, you can spend Sunday bending hot steel at a blacksmith shop in Oakland, or learning to legitimately eat fire in the East Bay, which sounds a lot more appealing than hearing Anthony Anderson brag about all his character Cookie's ad-libbed genius.