The Hocus Pocus is a desirable and unique course that combines wilderness survival training with escape and evasion training. This course will be offered two times during 2019 - once in April and again in October. On Day One of the Hocus Pocus, students will become familiar with the seven priorities of survival: 1) positive mental attitude, 2) wilderness first aid, 3) shelter, 4) fire craft, 5) signaling, 6) water, and, 7) food. The night of Day One they will overnight in individual emergency-action shelters that they construct, and be provided during the day nibble rations, as well as rations for their evening meal. No one will starve, but some might get hungry. Bottled water will be provided, and water will be procured from natural sources and disinfected. Students will not be allowed commercial packs. Packs will be improvised from camouflaged ponchos, and a camouflaged Alaskan pack strap will be issued. On the morning of Day Two, students will shift to a escape and evasion curriculum. Instruction will be provided in camouflage and concealment, evasive movement, resistance and escape tactics, and construction of two-person hides. At or about noon on Day Two, students will begin their two-person team evasive movement (duration approx. five-hours), point-to-point using a compass heading. Each student will, to the best of their ability, successfully evade the distance by a specific time on Saturday evening so that they can make contact with a partisan camp. Saturday night students will be at the mercy of the partisans - students may be fed, provided water, and provided shelter. Maybe. On the morning of Day Three, students will evade in two-person teams to an aircraft rescue point. Oh ... did we mention that ornery aggressors will be searching the 1,000-acre training area to capture the students ... day and night? Max course size is eight students. A $150 deposit will reserve a course slot.