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SURVIVAL 101 2 days, 1 night.....Tuition: $250.....Equipment list
Camping gear and food allowed.
Co-ed, ages 18+. NOTE: Ages 15-17 may attend with an adult.
Wilderness experience and/or prior training not required.
Start time: Saturday, 10 am. End time: Sunday, NLT 2 pm.
Maximum class size: 8.

Our shortest introductory training session. Students will learn basic camping skills and survival techniques, develop wilderness awareness, and gain wilderness confidence. Participants will overnight in their personal tents or hammocks and may bring all the food they want. Bottled water will be provided.

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; how to build emergency action shelters, including the use of proper knots and lashings; fire construction; 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 emphasized; and, students will better understand lost behavior. Most importantly, students will better understand proper planning and preparedness ... being always prepared to help yourself and others at all times in the wilderness. Several individual and team survival challenges will be included. A written test will conclude the training,
with a prize being awarded the top scorer.



SAFE RETURN 3 days, 2 nights.....Tuition: $320.....Equipment list
Camping gear and food allowed.
Rabbit, jerky making, and map & compass are included.
Co-ed, ages 18+. NOTE: Ages 15-17 may attend with an adult.
Wilderness experience and/or prior training not required.
Start time: Friday, 10 am. End time: Sunday, NLT 2 pm.
Maximum class size: 8.

Our longest introductory training session, which will also include the field dressing and cooking of a rabbit, jerky making, and map & compass. Students will learn basic camping skills and survival techniques, develop wilderness awareness, and gain wilderness confidence. Participants will overnight in their personal tents or hammocks and may bring all the food they want. Bottled water will be provided.

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; how to build emergency action shelters, including the use of proper knots and lashings; fire construction; 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 emphasized; and, students will better understand lost behavior. Most importantly, students will better understand proper planning and preparedness ... being always prepared to help yourself and others at all times in the wilderness. Students will also field dress a rabbit and cook it over the camp fire; make a smoke rack and create jerky;
and, be introduced to map & compass. Several individual and team survival challenges will be included, including the improvisation of equipment. A written test will conclude the training, with a prize being awarded the top scorer.



BARE BONES 3 days, 2 nights.....Tuition: $350.....Equipment list
Minimal gear and minimal food.
Rabbit, jerky making, map & compass, and fire-by-friction are included.
Co-ed, ages 18+. NOTE: Ages 15-17 may attend with an adult.
Wilderness experience and/or prior training not required.
Start time: Friday, 10 am. End time: Sunday, NLT 2 pm.
Maximum class size: 8.

Our flagship minimal course, specifically designed as a longer training experience in a more challenging aspect. No sleeping bags, no sleeping pads, no commercial tents/hammocks, and no backpacks. Students will build and sleep in individual shelters. A strong emphasis will be placed on survival techniques, small group behavior, wilderness leadership, and teamwork.

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, 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. Students will also field dress a rabbit and cook it over the camp fire; make a smoke rack and create jerky; learn map & compass and do a compass trek off-trail; learn fire-by-friction; and, there will be individual and team challenges. A written test will conclude the training with a prize being awarded the top scorer.



PRIVATE INSTRUCTION Individual, small groups, organizations, corporate
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 ten people, including families with youth, ages 10+. Conducted 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 and/or custom course designs are available. Please EMAIL or phone (352) 350-4450 to discuss and schedule.
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WILDERNESS FIRST AID CERTIFICATION WFA and WFR
From one of the finest wild med companies, SOLO, and from one of the best instructors you could ever hope to get, Brandon Munsell - SOLO's Lead Instructor and Coordinator for FL. For wilderness medical training courses at a variety of levels, please visit www.soloschools.com and/or phone Brandon at 386/314-6357. Please also visit our Schedule page - on October 2-4,
Brandon and Byron
are conducting the first ever combo course in FL ... survival training and certification in WFA. Class is FULL.



INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE (ITC) 6 days, 5 nights.
We try once a year to conduct this course. The course is open to co-ed students, ages 18+, wanting to become better skilled wilderness survival instructors. In particular, to those wanting to be more effective with their teaching and guiding skills,
and possibly even start their own wilderness survival school. Please
EMAIL to discuss.
The 2016 ITC is currently being planned for March or April.
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Photos of student groups and a Bare Bones video.

Photos of this and that fom our wilderness training area.

A story about an interesting phone call ... written by Byron.

A story about another interesting phone call ... written by Byron.