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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.

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. Rabbit, jerky making, and map & compass included.
Tuition: $320.....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: Friday, 10 am. End time: Sunday, NLT 2 pm.

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. Rabbit, jerky making, map & compass, and fire-by-friction included.
Tuition: $350.....Equipment list...Minimal gear and minimal food.

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.

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, 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
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.


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. Please visit www.soloschools.com to better understand their wilderness medical training courses at a variety of levels and/or phone Brandon at 386/314-6357. And, please be sure to visit our Schedule page link to learn more about our next WFA + Survival course, scheduled for March 11-13, 2016.


INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE (ITC) 7 days, 6 nights.
We conduct this course once a year. 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. The 2016 ITC is scheduled for June 20-26 in Florida at our primary training area (Sunnyhill) and at a near-by bodacious facility named Doe Lake. Please visit our Schedule page link and/or EMAIL to discuss.
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