May 13, 2020

Survival Skills

Survival Skills

The basics of general wilderness survival education are shelter, water, fire and food. Good survival training significantly increases the odds in the traveler’s favor. It’s also a lot of fun and can be a character building experience as well. This is a course that will provide you with the knowledge necessary for having a safe and enjoyable outdoor adventure.

Each course provides 80% hands on training in the field where you will truly get the chance to test your ability in a backcountry setting. We offer basic to advanced courses with durations ranging from 1-6 days. All of our survival courses – Wilderness, Cold Weather (snow), Primitive and Desert, will provide you with enough skill and knowledge to properly take care of yourself on all future backcountry endeavors, regardless of weather, location, or available equipment. The extensive individual skill-building focus of each event will dramatically increase your confidence level as you progress through a series of exciting courses.

This course is an excellent introduction to the basic skills necessary for surviving in a remote wilderness setting. The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Pre-trip planning and preparation
  • Equipment, clothing and survival kits
  • Nature observation & conservation
  • Knowing Dehydration
  • Developing the mind set of calm, collected and prepared
  • Determining priorities in an emergency
  • Selecting a safe shelter site
  • Emergency shelter basics
  • Essential Knots
  • Fire skills for adverse conditions
  • Cooking Methods
  • Pots and Spot Cleaning
  • Rescue signaling
  • Checklist Recounting