Mother Nature can be unforgiving. Having the skills to combat Mother Nature is key to your survival. Developed for the avid outdoorsmen, the Basic Survival Course will teach individuals valuable concepts and skills that can be applied when faced with an outdoor emergency. Anything can happen, from an unexpected storm to getting lost; to an unexpected injury. Students will learn how to stay alive in a short-term survival situation. The Basic Survival Course will not only educate students with hands-on skills but provide them with an understanding of the physical and psychological demands endured by the body during a life-threatening event.
FIELD AND CLASSWORK
- Survival Priorities
- Survival Equipment/Gear
- Understanding Your Survival Needs
- Physiological Demands During a Survival Situation
- Knife Use and Safety
- Fire Development - Components, Application, and Creation
- Shelter Setup and Theory
- Navigation Skills
- Water Treatment
- Rescue Techniques
- Fixed blade knife
- Ferrocerium rod
- Bic lighter
- Signal flag
- Suunto MCB Compass
- UCO Storm Proof Matches
- UCO Storm Proof Sweetfire
- 1 Roll of Gorilla Brand 1" Duct Tape
- Single wall stainless steel water bottle
- 100’ Paracord
- T6Zero shelter
- 6 tent pegs
- Sleeping bag or wool blanket
- Headlamp with spare batteries
- Notepad and pencil/pen
- Backpack to fit above items
- LEVEL OF PHYSICALITY: 7 out of 10
Students will undergo food deprivation during this course.
The course is fast-paced and will require a medium level of physical fitness. Students will walk throughout the school property throughout the entire training course.
- The primary focus of this course is to learn how to maintain yourself during a short-term emergency scenario.
- Location of Training: Ringtown, Pennsylvania
- Start Time: 9:00 am
- Students will stay on school grounds during the course and sleep in tarp shelters we teach during the course.
- PortaJohn Bathrooms are available on-site
- Students will have access to their vehicles during class.
- Freshwater is available on-site. We do suggest you bring 1-2 gallons of additional water.
3 Days / 2 Nights