Wilderness Survival Courses

Trial Blazer Survival School’s multi-day wilderness survival courses provide the survival skill you need in to live on in the wild.  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 will introduce and give you practice with the survival skills to allow you to thrive in the wilderness with only a knife.

Choose either our Master Course (16 consecutive days) or take them as 3 independent wilderness survival 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

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NOLS Wilderness First Aid


Coming 2020

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

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March 7th thru 8th, 2020
8 am to 4 pm each day

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Our next upcoming event is the 2-day Essential Wilderness Survival Course teaches students 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 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 finally relax at our central camp fire in the evening

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April 16th thru 19th, 2020
8 am to 5 pm each day


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

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May 14th thru 18th, 2020
8 am to 5 pm each day


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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 upcoming event is specifically designed to prepare individuals with the best bushcraft skills and above all live in the wild for extended periods of time

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