Essential Survival Course Gear Recommendation


The majority of class time is spent outdoors, especially during spring, summer, and fall. We recommend packing as if you were taking a camping trip the length of your course. Please consider the weather and climate in South Carolina as temperatures can range from hot to cold, and conditions can change quickly from dry to wet. We highly encourage students to bring items that will enhance their learning experience, but avoid items that might distract you or anyone else from learning.

Recommended list for Essential Wilderness Survival Course

(Contact us at least 2 weeks ahead if you wish to purchase any of the below products from TBSS and have them available when you arrive.)

  • Fixed Blade Non-serrated Knife (4-6″ blade)
  • Headlamp
  • Bug Spray
  • Folding Saw (10″ Curved Blade recommended)
  • Weather appropriate clothing (including proper footwear)
  • Rain Gear (poncho or rain suit)
  • Food and Mess Kit to Cook In – enough to cover all your meals and easy to prepare
  • Reusable Water Bottle (preferably steel)
  • Notebook and Writing Utensil
  • Sleep System (If staying overnight) – Tent / Rainfly & Hammock / Sleep Gear (pillow, pad, sleeping bag)