This weekend the Big Sioux Recreation Area will host a special weekend designed to teach people how to survive "without the comforts of home."

Among the programs included are fire making, what plants are edible in the wild, how to build shelter and knot tying.

The event take starts Friday at 7:00 p.m. and runs through Sunday morning.

Big Sioux Recreation Area lies on the banks of South Dakota's Big Sioux River. Close to the cities of Brandon and Sioux Falls, Big Sioux is popular among campers, canoers, history buffs and archers. When the snow flies, groups of snowmobilers gather at the enclosed warming house.

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