Trail Blazer Survival



Wilderness Survival Training can make a difference in a survival emergency.

Our Workshops are designed to give people who are unable to take a week or whole weekend off the opportunity to attend our Wilderness Survival Courses for a single or partial day on Saturday or Sunday.  These workshops consist of Shelter craft, Fire craft, Water Procurement, Food Procurement, and Tool Classes.

Check out our upcoming events or contact us to schedule a workshop.

Private Workshops & Courses

Trail Blazer Survival School offers customized training, private workshops & courses, corporate team building, retreats, and consulting on wilderness survival topics.

The cost of private training can vary based on group size and the type of training requested. For standard small group training, we typically charge $500.00 per day for 1 attendee and $50.00 per day for every additional client attending.  There may be additional costs for travel and resources that we need to conduct the training you have in mind.

Contact Us to request training.

Some Workshops to Consider

*Private classes are available.

10 Snares and Deadfall Game Trap Workshop


Adding snares and deadfalls to your survival skills can be an excellent addition to your kit.  Wire and knowledge take very little space.   This course will teach a variety of traps that you can use over two days.   Participants will receive hands-on instruction in the use of snares, and deadfalls along with baiting and minimizing your scent on the traps. This course will also cover how to scout an area for the best locations to set a trap and how to identify animal signs.

Camp Cooking


*Private classes are available.

Learn to cook several different meals that are perfect for a variety of camping situations. Participants will work their way through a series of meals and cooking styles from bare-bones primitive survival cooking to “glamping” at the park.  You will do activities that teach the basics of building a proper cooking fire from a single spark and creating the cooking utensils you will use. Learn to make amazing meals whether you are hiking the Appalachian Trail, spending the night with your family at a state park, or surviving alone in the wilderness. This course is informative, exciting, and fun perfect for anyone wanting to hone their survival skills or have a fun evening with friends. You may even impress your friends and family on your next trip into the wild. Course Page

Bow Drill Workshop


In this, 2+ hour workshop you will learn and practice the techniques needed to properly operate a bow drill. At the end of this course you take home a working bow drill along and flash tender so you are ready to make a fire from scratch. Learning the proper techniques for operating a bow drill is a difficult task. Often just watching videos or reading online won’t provide enough insight into the proper form and technique needed to get an ember ignited with a bow drill. It is much easier to learn in a class setting where instructors can help guide you in the right direction and give you feedback on your form. Nothing beats real-time instruction when learning a task like the bow drill,

Edible and Medicinal Plants Class


April 24, 2021  September 25th, 2021 9:30am to 2:30pm

 Trail Blazer Survival School will be offering an edible plants class at its Union, SC campground location. A Dan Whitten, former president of the SC Native Plant Society will teach participants how to find, identify, and the use of native SC plants found during a wood walk.  Those in the Greenville area for a small fee can register to ride to our Union camp in Trail Blazer’s 14 passenger bus. The bus will depart from Simpsonville, SC at 8:30 am and return at 3:300pm. The class will begin at 10:00 and end at 2:00. This course will be very interactive and informative including hands-on instruction with the wild plants that grow on Trail Blazer’s property.

Follow the link above to register Class begins at 10:00 AM at Trail Blazer’s Union Campground located at 1103 Jeter Cemetery Road Union, SC 29379

For those who registered for the shuttle, the Trail Blazer’s Bus will depart from Admin office located at 205 Batesville Rd., Suite 2 Simpsonville, SC 29681 at 8:30 AM

Bug Out Workshop

Book Free for Your Group

*Contact us for Conditions that will apply.

Schedule for your group of 10 or more!

Trail Blazer Survival School will teach you how to assemble an expertly researched bug out bag that will include the items you need for a variety of emergency or survival scenarios.  The class can be held at Park Place Children’s Center’s meeting room in Simpsonville, SC or at your facility if within 20 miles of ours.  Course Content



Learn to correctly read a map and compass, and terrain associate.

This course teaches the basics of navigation with and without a map.  We will go over map and compass reading, taking bearings, terrain association, pace counting, navigation techniques, natural navigation methods, and more.

4 hours $129.00 pp

Survival Trapping & Food Procurement

Learn modern and primitive trapping along with various other food procurement methods.

This course teaches you dozens of different primitive traps and trigger mechanisms. Students will learn how to use and build multiple hunting implements.  We will also cover how to cook wild game and identify wild edibles.

1 Day Course $129.00 pp


Learn to identify animal tracks and determine size, weight, and gate of an animal.

This course teaches you the principles of tracking to include, print identification, substrate analysis, animal habits and habitats, nature awareness, how to use a tracking stick, types of animal sign and how to distinguish them.

1 Day Course $129.00 pp

Other available workshops upon request:

wilderness survival
wood carving
first aid
search and rescue

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