Course Information

Wilderness Survival

Two day class.

9 am on the first day until 4 pm on the second day

This is a fun entry level to intermediate class for those who want to learn the wilderness skills to stay safe in the wild, and don't mind using the modern technology to do it. We have been offering this class since we began teaching in 1997.

Our Wilderness Survival course is a 2 day course designed to instruct students in a wide variety of year-round life saving wilderness survival skills using the latest modern gear and the best historic outdoor skills. Students of this course will learn the priorities of survival, how not to get lost in the first place, how to signal for rescue, and what to put in survival kits. Skills will include building and camping out in one of the many tarp shelters to be covered; collecting and purifying water with several modern methods; and the basics of making and utilizing fire including batteries, magnifying lens, waterproofing matches and tinder. Food gathering instruction will include collecting and preparing nutritious edible plants, four different traps unique to this course and survival fishing. How to sharpen a knife with a stone, knots and string making will also be covered. We recommend this course for all outdoor enthusiasts.

Held near Stafford, Va.

This course will run again April 25-26, June 1-2 and August 8-9, 2019.

Specific directions are relayed upon enrollment. Course tuition $267

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