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Some Wilderness Survival Training can make the difference between life and death. Learning from a professional skilled instructors can increase your safety when you go on a hike or backpacking. Our approach is to give you the instruction needed to survive. Click Here to Learn More!
Trail Blazer Survival School is the ultimate summer camp destination in the Greenville, South Carolina area. Drop your kid(s) off at our office in Simpsonville (Five Forks) where they will be transported to exciting places to learn new skills, and then be returned for you to pick up. Due to the nature of our training students must be 10 to 14 years of age. Click Here to Learn More!
We host regular workshops every month to include survival basics, wilderness first-aid, plant walks, herbal apothecary (medicine), bowyer (bow building), pottery, meat processing, hide tanning, camp cooking, navigation, and more.
Why is training at a survival school important?
Hypothermia – Unable to maintain core body temperature
Dehydration – Lack of water, or inability to retain water due to the consumption of hazardous water.
Malnutrition – Failure to manage caloric intake and energy expenditure
Adequate training at a survival school essential:
With just a little survival training anyone can rely on their own aptitude to survive. The training is directly proportionate to how long you need to survive from dehydration, exposure, or starvation. In our Essential Course, you can acquire the skills to help search and rescue find you, make a shelter to protect you from exposure, and find and make water potable to drink. The perfect survival training for the typical 72-hour emergency. To learn more check out our Essentials Wilderness Survival Course
Every year thousands of hikers, backpackers, hunters, fishermen, and other enthusiasts realize that they can’t find their way back to the trailhead or the vehicle where they entered the wilderness from. Think of that moment they feel the despair tearing down into their gut. It is a soul-wrenching feeling that if you aren’t careful can cause you to panic. “Where I came in has to be right over there!” You run to it and it’s not where you entered the forest. You get hopelessly lost with no sense of what direction to get back home. This panic kills people every year! Everyone should at least take a course to help search and rescue find you and to survive until they do.
However, in some cases, you have done everything right but help hasn’t found you within those 72 hours. In 2019 a 73-year-old man got lost in the mountains of Southern California when he became separated from his hiking group. He was missing for over a week before search and rescue found him. He credits his prior military experience for his positive outcome. For most people to survive in the wilderness for a week they have to had either training or preferably experience.
At Trail Blazer Survival School our training helps you learn new survival skills by demonstrating them and then having you practice it, this equals experience. After you take the Essential Wilderness Survival Course you can take your skills to the next level from just barely surviving the minimum 72 hours it normally takes search and rescue to find you to stay out in the wilderness for an extended time, just in case you are the man or woman it takes longer to find, in our Applied Wilderness Survival Course.
I took the beginner survival skills course and I loved all that I was taught. Some of the information was a refresher, but a lot of it was new. We went through many skills and were able to practice with instruction on those skills. This class is well worth the money spent and I’m excited to get into more advanced classes.
“The instructors are very informative and encouraging. They demonstrates and explains each skill thoroughly. They are knowledgeable and eager to teach, including but not limited to fire building, water procurement, shelter construction, and other survival skills.”
“I gained so much knowledge during my training. The instructors are great, and I got my first bow drill coal. This is a very professional and organized school. I wouldn’t change a thing. 100% Trail Blazer Survival!”
“I was really surprised by the basic survival course. I wasn’t sure if I would learn anything because I have been training in survival for years, but I actually learned some new skills. My goal is to make it on Alone or Naked and Afraid, and this school helped prepare me for that.”