Basic survival

Course description

Understanding the fundamentals of survival requires an understanding of human behavior, stress management, and most importantly a connection with nature around you.

Developed for the avid outdoorsmen, the basic survival course will not only teach you valuable concepts and skills that can be applied when recreating in the outdoors, it will give you the knowledge to stay alive in a survival situation. Through designing a strategic survival template, students will learn how to stay alive in a short term survival situation. The Basic Survival Course will not only educate students with hard skills but will allow them to gain an understanding of the physical and psychological demands endured by the body during a life threatening event.

Field and classwork

• Understanding the survival concept
• Equipment choices
• Understanding and evaluating cognitive reactions in a survival situation
• Physiological demands during survival
• Cutting tools to include use and limitations
• Understanding fire, components, application, and creation
• Shelter development, application, and construction techniques
• Navigation via terrain association
• Water: realities, gathering, and processing
• Rescue techniques and responses
• Skill development through scenarios and primary applied techniques

Required kit

• Fixed Blade Knife
• Ferrocerium Rod
• Bic Lighter
• 2 - 100% Cotton Bandanas 
• UCO Storm Proof Matches
• UCO Storm Proof Sweetfire
• 1 Roll of Gorrilla Brand 1" Duct Tape
• Single Wall Stainless Steel Water Bottle
• 100’ Paracord
• All-purpose Tarp - 5‘x8’ recommended
• 6 Tent Pegs 
• Sleeping Bag or Wool Blanket
• Headlamp with Spare Batteries
• Notepad and Pencil/Pen
• Backpack to fit above items 

Additional Information


• This course is developed for indivduals 12 years of age and older
• Individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
• Further logistics, such as lodging and exact meeting location will be emailed to students upon



Basic survival

Duration :
3 Days/2 Nights
Location :
Ringtown, Pennsylvania

April 12-14, 2019 + $ 0.00
June 14-15, 2019 + $ 0.00
Sept 20-22, 2019 + $ 0.00

Obtain skills to sustain life in a short term wilderness scenario.

Further logistics, such as lodging information and exact location will be emailed to students upon registration