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Wilderness Survival

Course Information

This weekend long course is for anyone who plans on finding him or herself in the wilderness for any reason. Our students are hunters, hikers, backpackers, motorcyclists, off roaders, and adventurers. 


You will learn basic wilderness living techniques as well as the essential skills and priorities of the first 48 hours of an emergency survival situation. All topics will be instructed through demonstration and hands-on experience. Take this chance to challenge yourself and learn the necessary skills to get out alive.


Note that this course is able to accommodate beginning levels of skill, but all students must be able to hike at least five miles. If you or someone in your group is totally new to the outdoors this is a great place to start. This course also has much to offer to the seasoned outdoorsman. 


Primary topics covered:

  • Survivor's mindset and psychology
  • Equipment and survival kit considerations
  • Use of the knife and axe
  • Signaling for rescue
  • Shelter construction
  • Fire-starting techniques
  • Water procurement
  • Basic food gathering 
  • Basic first aid 

What to Bring: 

  • Knife or multi tool 
  • Approx. 12x10ft Tarp
  • Steel canteen or water pot (1 liter minimum with NO plastic, will be used to cook over fire)
  • 50+ft of 550 cord or nylon string
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Hat
  • Layered clothing (Rain shell, puffy jacket, long base layer) 
  • Leather work gloves
  • Warm Sleeping bag (Recommended with bivy sac)
  • Being a survival course, will NOT provide food. Bring your own food. 
  • Water purification gear (Some ideas include: MSR pump, STERIPen, and Iodine tablets)
  • Nalgene bottle 
  • Backpack suitable for hiking and carrying the above items  

Dates

TBD Spring


Price 

$300  

Instructor: Brett

Brett Black is an active duty Marine. In 2014, he deployed as an automatic rifleman in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon. Upon his return, he attended the Marine Corps Combat Instructor school where he was certified to teach marksmanship with the M4 and service pistol, tactics, CQB, and ballistics. He attended the Foreign Weapons Instructor Course and the Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coach course. Brett is currently stationed at the Mountain Warfare Training Center as an instructor.

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