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CALM COURAGE
2-day, 1-night course for adults,
with little or no wilderness experience

An introductory training session, conducted entirely in the wilderness, for men and women
ages 18+. Students will learn camping skills, survival skills, develop wilderness awareness,
and gain wilderness confidence. Saturday 10 am - Sunday 2 pm. Overnight in your personal
tent or hammock; bring all the food you want. Bottled water will be provided.

TUITION: $245.

Curriculum. The seven priorities of survival: Positive Mental Attitude, Wilderness First Aid,
Shelter, Fire, Signaling, Water, and Food. The psychological aspects of survival - the stressors
and fears and the will to survive; medical problems, including dehydration, heat exhaustion,
hypothermia, venomous snake bite, and building a proper first aid kit; you'll learn how to build
several emergency action shelters, including the proper knots and lashings; fire construction,
building a knee-high fire using flint and steel in less than five-minutes; procurement of water using
various means and preparing it for safe drinking; and, improvisation of equipment. Personal survival
kits will be taught; wilderness group behavior will be demonstrated; and, students will better
understand what to do if lost. And, most importantly, students will better understand preparedness
and proper planning ... being always prepared to help yourself and others at all times in the wilderness.

For the course equipment list, please click HERE.




WILD WISDOM
2-day, 1-night course for adults,
with little wilderness experience
- minimal food & equipment
A training session for men and women ages 18+, conducted entirely in the wilderness,
specifically designed as a training experience in a more challenging aspect - with
minimal gear & very minimal food. Saturday 9 am - Sunday 2 pm. No sleeping bags (only a
blanket), no sleeping pads, no commercial tents or hammocks, and no backpacks. Students
will build and sleep in individual shelters. A strong emphasis will be placed on small group
behavior and wilderness leadership.

Tuition: $265.

Curriculum. The curriculum of our Calm Courage course, plus the following: students will field dress
a rabbit and cook it over the camp fire; be tasked with improvised equipment assignments; be
introduced to map & compass; and, there will be individual and team challenges.

For the course equipment list, please click HERE.




CHURNED CHAOS
2-day, 1-night course for adults;
urban survival and the SHTF scenario
A training session, conducted entirely in the wilderness, for men and women ages 18+.
Students will learn the essentials of urban survival - the important knowledge and skills
needed to survive when disaster or civil unrest occurs. The course will be comprised of
hands-on training, lectures, and discussions. Saturday 10 am - Sunday 2 pm. Overnight in
your personal tent or hammock; bring all the food you want. Bottled water will be provided.
For the evening meal, a two-burner Coleman stove and a campfire will be available.

TUITION: $245.

Curriculum. Impending troubles when the power grid fails; self-reliance; the psychology of survival;
behaviors to stress and fear; the family unit - getting together and staying together; the sense of
community; to stay put or travel; transportation; the priorities of urban survival; shelter; firecraft; water;
food; cooking; sanitation and hygiene; light and darkness; medical problems; camoflauge/concealment
and evasive movement; defending yourself, people, and property; weapons - commercial and
improvised; map & compass; traps & snares; evaluation of students' bug-out-bags; and, an early
Sunday morning surprise.

For the course equipment list, please click HERE.




MAG NORTH
2-day, 1-night course for adults;
land navigation and map & compass
A training session, conducted entirely in the wilderness, for men and women ages 18+ with
the focus on backpacking and land navigation using map & compass. Recommended that
students be in good physical condition and have experience in a wilderness environment.
Saturday 10 am - Sunday 1 pm. Overnight in your personal tent or hammock; bring all the
food you want to carry. Students will trek on and off-trail, wearing their backpacks, through
the Florida wilderness. An overnight camp will be utilized. Students will cook their evening
and breakfast meals using a campfire and/or backpacking stove. A two-burner Coleman stove
will also be in camp. Bottled water will be provided.

TUITION: $150.

Curriculum. How to properly pack and wear a backpack; lightweight equipment for backpacking;
off-trail walking techniques; small group integrity; the topographic map; the military lensatic compass,
as well as the orienteering compass; how to orient a map; true north and magnetic north; agonic and
isogonic lines; magnetic variation; general position and specific position; how to plot a heading; the
back azimuth; how to follow a heading; predetermining a route in the event of injury; low-tech land nav;
and, how to travel at night.

For the course equipment list, please click HERE.




SAFE RETURN
3-day, 2-night course for adults,
with little or no wilderness experience

A longer introductory training session, conducted entirely in the wilderness, for men and
women ages 18+. Students will learn camping skills, survival skills, develop wilderness
awareness, and gain wilderness confidence. Friday 10 am - Sunday 1 pm. Overnight in
your personal tent or hammock; bring all the food you want. Bottled water will be provided.

TUITION: $295.

Curriculum. The curriculum of our Calm Courage course, plus the following: students will field dress
a rabbit and cook it over the camp fire; make a smoke rack and create jerky; be tasked with several
improvised equipment assignments; build a variety of shelters; learn map & compass and do a
compass trek off-trail; learn small group behavior; and, there will be individual and team challenges.

For the course equipment list, please click HERE.




BARE BONES
Our flagship 3-day, 2-night course for adults,
with wilderness experience

A training session for men and women ages 18+, conducted entirely in the wilderness,
specifically designed as a longer training experience in a more challenging aspect - with
minimal gear & very minimal food. Friday 10 am - Sunday 1 pm. No sleeping bags (only a
blanket), no sleeping pads, no commercial tents or hammocks, and no backpacks. Students
will build and sleep in individual and group shelters. A strong emphasis will be placed on
small group behavior and wilderness leadership.

Tuition: $350.

Curriculum. The curriculum of our Calm Courage course, plus the following: students will field dress
a rabbit and cook it over the camp fire; make a smoke rack and create jerky; learn fire-by-friction;
be tasked with several improvised equipment assignments; make traps and snares; build a variety
of shelters; learn map & compass and do a compass trek off-trail; and, there will be individual
and team challenges.

For the course equipment list, please click HERE.




HOCUS POCUS - For private groups only
3-day, 2-night course for adults;
survival and escape & evasion
A training session for men and women ages 18+, conducted entirely in the wilderness,
specifically designed as a longer training experience in a more challenging aspect - with
minimal gear & very minimal food - combined with an escape and evasion challenge.
Friday 10 am - Sunday noon. Sleeping bags are allowed, no sleeping pads, no commercial
tents or hammocks, and no backpacks. Half survival training ... half escape & evasion.

Tuition: $300. Minimum of six students in group - maximum of eight;
contact Byron to reserve a time slot.

Curriculum. The curriculum of our Calm Courage course, plus map & compass and the following:
on Saturday morning at 10 am, students shift to an escape & evasion curriculum - instruction
will be provided on camoflauge and concealment, evasive movement, and construction of personal
hides. Then, students will begin evading in two-person teams (duration approx. five-hours),
point-to-point using a compass. Students have three primary goals: 1) Make it to the partisan
camp on-time Saturday evening (where you may or may not be fed - depending on whether your
group angers the partisans); 2) Evade to the aircraft rescue point on Sunday; and, 3) Not get
captured. Did we mention aggressors will be searching the woods day and night?

For the course equipment list, please click HERE.




PRIVATE INSTRUCTION for the individual or a small group
Private training can be arranged for one person. Conducted on weekdays or weekends. Duration and
difficulty can be discussed and designed to fit a client-specified curriculum. Private training can also be
arranged for a small group of two to four people. Conducted on weekdays or weekends. Duration and
difficulty can be discussed and designed to fit a group-specified curriculum. For small businesses,
corporations, and non-profit groups, survival teambuilding sessions are available. Our most popular is
the 6-hour wrecked aircraft scenario, titled "Quick Pickings" for groups of eight to ten. Please
CONTACT to discuss and schedule.