Course Information

Wilderness Survival

Learn a wide variety of wilderness survival skills that suit any climate and terrain using the latest modern gear and the best historic outdoor skills in our 2 day Wilderness Survival class.

In this class you will:

  • Learn the priorities of survival, both mental and physical
  • Build a tarp shelter and stay the night in it
  • Learn how to safely collect and purify water with several easy methods
  • Make fire in many ways, including optics, electricity and spark rods
  • Learn camp skills and top survival tricks, like sharpening your knife on a rock
  • Build lethal traps, discover nutritious wild edibles and learn how to do survival fishing
  • Learn about survival kits, how to signal for help and how to avoid getting lost in the first place

This is a fun entry level to intermediate class for those who want to learn the wilderness skills to stay safe in the wild, and don't mind using the modern technology to do it.

Each member of this class will receive a copy of Advanced Survival Training's manual on wilderness survival.

The remaining 2023 date is November 14-15 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

2024 dates include August 3-4 and November 12-13. 

Course Location: Near Stafford, Va. Detailed directions are emailed upon enrollment.

Required Equipment: Food and drinks for yourself for two days, appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather, a knife (fixed blade preferred), a tarp for shelter (6x8 or 8x10 feet, or some similar size), 100 feet of cord, sleeping bag and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one. Personal camping gear like tents, stoves, lights and other gear are welcomed and encouraged.

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