Trail Blazer Survival School’s multi-day wilderness survival courses teach survival skills that prepare you to survive in the wild. We focus on primitive skills taught with a combination of demonstration and hands-on, by a professional wilderness survival instructor(s). The survival courses will introduce and give you practice with skills that are needed to thrive in the wilderness.
The Essential Wilderness Survival course is two days and one night that our survival school provides over a weekend. This will get you started on your journey into wilderness survival. Our Applied Wilderness Survival course four days and 3-night course take off where the Essential course leaves off. You can additionally supplement your training with a NOLS Wilderness First Aid two-day course, and the plant identification walk that is offered every year.
If you have any questions about our courses, please feel free to call us at; (864) 263-3850
Nov 5th thru 8th, 2021
9:30 am to 4 pm
The 4-day 3 nightApplied Wilderness Survival Course is specifically designed to teach you skills necessary to survive in the wilderness with confidence. Your training includes; shelter building, water procurement, fire making with a bow drill, food procurement, primitive tools, cordage, and much more. Applied Course Content
January 30th and 31st, 2021
9:30 am to 4 pm each day
Sign-Up for our 2-day Essential Wilderness Survival Course! You will learn and practice the basics of survival. This class is chiefly designed to develop the skills needed to survive during a 72-hour emergency situation. There are two days of instruction Includes free camping. After class spends the evening fishing from our pond, hike our trails, or relax at the central campfire. Course Content
October 23rd -24th 2021
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 above all 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
April 24, 2021 (Tentative)
September 25, 2021 (Tentative)
9:30am – 2:30pm
Trail Blazer Survival School hosts a spring & fall plant identification class at our facilities in Union, SC. This workshop is taught by Dan Whitten, Master Naturalist and former president of the Upstate Native Plant Society. Join Dan for a guided plant walk and learn to find, identify, edible, medicinal, and other helpful plants. Lunch provided by Trail Blazer Survival School, Inc