Course Information

Homesteader Week

What do you get when you back a class from the past, combine it with two NEW classes and add two more popular (and dare I say timely) classes? You get a 5-day self-reliance experience that you won't find ! Are you up for the challange?


Day One - Let's start growing our own vegetables! The first day of the week is our updated Sustainable Gardening class.

Day Two - Learn to raise chickens and rabbits in our NEW class Raising Small Animals.

Day Three - Continue your hands-on experience with our NEW class Build A Homestead Shed.

Day Four - Reap (and save) what you sow with our tried and true Food Storage and Preservation class.

Day Five - Complete the week with a day of food prep and feasting. The final day of Homesteader Week is our Offgrid Cooking class.

This 5 day program will give you a hands-on experience that you just can't mimic by reading or watching other people do these skills. You need to do these things for yourself to really understand them.

For those who cannot make it to the whole week, there is the option to take days individually or smaller groupings.

Each member of this class will receive a copy of Advanced Survival Training's manuals on self-reliance. Camping and four evening lectures/projects are also included in the 5-day package. Course tuition is $697.


The 2024 date is:

October 7-11 (Monday thru Friday)


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

Required Equipment: Food and drinks for yourself for five days, appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather, personal camping gear if camping on-site (sleeping bag, tents, stoves, lights and other gear are welcomed and encouraged), a knife (fixed blade preferred), and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one. Insect repellent and sunscreen.

More specific information and directions will be emailed to you unpon enrollment.

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