Wilderness Survival Courses

Our multi-day classes are a series of survival courses designed to teach every survival skill you need in wilderness survival.  We focus primarily on primitive skills taught with a combination of demonstration and hands-on, by a full-time wilderness survival instructor(s). The survival courses are designed to introduce and give you practice with the survival skills to allow you to thrive in the wilderness with only a knife.

The courses are structured into either one Master Course (16 consecutive days) or 3 courses ranging from basic to advanced in difficulty.  The basic course (Essential Wilderness Survival) is two days usually over a weekend, the intermediate course (Applied Wilderness Survival) is four days, and the advanced course (Advanced Wilderness Survival) is five days.  Additionally there is a NOLS Wilderness First Aid two-day course, one day of plant identification, and two days of you putting your skills to the test. 

If you have any questions about our courses, please feel free to call us at; (864) 263-3850

NOLS Wilderness First Aid

$275.00 *$200.00 (Early Bird Price)

(*Early Bird price valid until August 18 or first 5 participants)

October 19th thru 20th, 2019

Step forward in an emergency with this 16 to 20-hour course designed to introduce wilderness medicine principles. Learn how to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and act with confidence away from medical care. Engage in classroom lectures and demonstrations, combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will help to integrate your learning. Course Content

Essential Wilderness Survival Course

 October  5th thru 6th,  2019
8 am to 4 pm each day



The 2-day Essential Wilderness Survival Course teaches students the basics of survival.  This class is designed to develop the skills needed to survive a 72-hour emergency situation. There are two days of instruction with an optional third day to enjoy yourself around camp. Set up your tent and spend the night, fish from our lake after each class, hike our beautiful trails, and relax at our central campfire.

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Applied Survival CourseApplied Wilderness Survival  

October 10th thru 13th, 2019
8 am to 5 pm each day


The 4-day Applied Wilderness Survival Course is designed to teach you the skills necessary to survive any situation with confidence.   The training includes; shelter building, water procurement, fire making, food procurement, and tools and cordage.

Applied Course Content

AdvancedAdvanced Wilderness Survival  

Oct 14th thru 18th, 2019
8 am to 5 pm each day


The 5-day Advanced Wilderness Survival Course takes students beyond survival, and into a state of self-reliance, fully capable of living long-term in the wild with nothing but your skills. This course is intended to prepare individuals to go out into nature and live for extended periods of time.   Advanced Course Content

Master Survival Course

October 5th thru 20th 2019 (8 am -5 pm )

$1534.00 *$999.00 (Early Bird Price)

(*Early Bird price valid until August 18 or first 5 participants)

(**FAll semester includes NOLS Wilderness First Aid Certification at no extra cost. )

Learn to become a Master Survivalist at the Trail Blazer Master Survival Course. This 2-week course combines the entirety of our curriculum into a single course. Participants will learn each and every skill we have to offer, from the basics to the most advanced. Learn everything from surviving a 72-hour emergency to living off the land indefinitely. Gain extra skills and experience at a discounted rate.

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