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SURVIVAL 101 2 days, 1 night.
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.

Tuition: $250. Course equipment list: click HERE.



ADULT & YOUTH 2 days, 1 night.
Camping gear and food allowed.
Co-ed, youth ages 10-14, with one adult and one youth per family team.
Wilderness experience and/or prior training not required.
Start time: Saturday, 10 am. End time: Sunday, NLT 2 pm.
Maximum class size: 10.

Our introductory training session for younger children accompanied by an adult. 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 family team.

Tuition: $270. per 2-person family team. Course equipment list: click HERE.



SAFE RETURN 3 days, 2 nights.
Rabbit, jerky making, and map & compass are included.
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.
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.

Tuition: $300. Course equipment list: click HERE.



WILD WISDOM 2 days, 1 night.
Rabbit and map & compass are included.
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: Saturday, 10 am. End time: Sunday, NLT 2 pm.
Maximum class size: 8.

Our shortest minimal training session. No sleeping bags, no sleeping pads, no commercial tents/hammocks, and no backpacks. Students will build and overnight in improvised 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; create improvised equipment; be introduced to map & compass; and, there will be individual and team challenges. A written test will conclude the training, with a prize being awarded the top scorer.

Tuition: $265. Course equipment list: click HERE.



BARE BONES 3 days, 2 nights.
Rabbit, jerky making, map & compass, and fire-by-friction are included.
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.
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.

Tuition: $350. Course equipment list: click HERE.



HOCUS POCUS 3 days, 2 nights.
Evasion/camo techniques and map & compass are included.
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, Noon.
Maximum class size: 8.

A survival training session combined with a concealment and evasion challenge. Sleeping bags are allowed, no sleeping pads, no commercial tents/hammocks, and no backpacks. On Day One students will build and overnight in individual shelters. On Day Two, students will build and overnight in camo hides.

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, map & compass; procurement of water using various means and preparing it for safe drinking; and, map & compass. 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. On the morning of Day Two, students will shift to a camo and evasion curriculum. Instruction will be provided on camoflauge and concealment, evasive movement, and construction of personal hides. Students will then 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 a partisan camp on-time Saturday evening; 2) evade to the aircraft rescue point on Sunday; and, 3) not get caught. Did we mention aggressors will be searching the woods day and night?

Tuition: $350. Bare Bones graduates: $300. Course equipment list: click HERE.



INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE (2015 ITC) 6 days, 5 nights.
Once a year we conduct this course. This year the course will be held August 2-9, 2015, at our North Carolina location. The course is open to all wanting to become better skilled wilderness survival instructors. In particular to those wanting to be more effective with their teaching and guiding skills. Click HERE to learn more.



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..



PRIVATE INSTRUCTION Individual, small groups, 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. 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 CONTACT to discuss and schedule.
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Wilderness experience (or previous training)
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and Curriculum

Wilderness experience (or previous training)
is not required for any of our courses.