Course Schedule


Most classes will be held at our private training facility in Northern Virginia. This site is in the forests on the southwest edge of Quantico Marine Base, west of Garrisonville, south of Warrenton, north of Hartwood. Detailed directions are provided upon enrollment. A few Edible Plant classes and the Backcountry Crash Courses will be held at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane, Virginia.


Fieldcraft Friday Classes (discounted rate on certain classes, the 1st or 2nd Friday of the month) - $97
One-Day Regular Classes - $127
One-Day Specialty Classes - $187
Two-Day Classes - $267
Three-Day Classes - $397
Five-Day Classes - $697

Our 2022 Class Schedule

Updated on 1/20/2022

More classes will be added soon, including several class dates for Sky Meadows State Park

January 15 - Winter Wilderness Survival - $127

February 5 - Winter Wild Edible Plants - $127
February 26-27 - Primitive Skills 2-day - $267
February 26 - Primitive Survival Crash Course - $127
February 27 - Primitive Traps and Weapons - $127

March 12-13 - Bushcraft - $267
March 12 - Bushcraft Crash Course - $127
March 26 - Land Navigation w/ Darryl Johnson - see description below

April 9 - Spring Wild Edible Plants - $127
April 10 - Primitive Cooking - $127
April 25-29 - Ultimate Survival Week - $697
April 25-27 - Primitive Skills 3-day - $397
April 25-26 - Primitive Skills 2-day - $267
April 25 - Primitive Survival Crash Course - $127
April 26 - Primitive Traps and Weapons - $127
April 28-29 - Wilderness Survival - $267
April 28 - Modern Survival Crash Course - $127

May 7 - Bow Making - $127

July 9-10 - Foraging Immersion Weekend - $267 (NEW Class Format!)
July 9 - Summer Wild Edible Plants - $127
July 10 - Medicinal Plants - $127

August 27-28 - Wilderness Survival - $267
August 27 - Modern Survival Crash Course - $127

October 9 - Fall Wild Edible Plants - $127

November 12-14 - Primitive Skills 3-day - $397
November 12-13 - Primitive Skills 2-day - $267
November 12 - Primitive Survival Crash Course - $127
November 13 - Primitive Traps and Weapons - $127

December 2 - Winter Tree and Plant ID (Fieldcraft Friday special rate) - $97
December 3 - Blacksmithing - Camp Cookware - $127


Land Navigation with Darryl Johnson - March 26, 2022 - 9 am to 4 pm - $125

Let's talk land navigation and self-rescue. Our modern day reliance on GPS navigation and cell phone apps for trails has caused us to neglect our land navigation skills. Google Maps and GPS are amazing as long as you have a signal, connectivity, and a fully charged battery. But do you know how to use a map and compass to navigate and self-rescue if you suddenly couldn't use (or trust) any electronics? Even with modern technology, hikers and backpackers get lost and die all the time. SAR teams call it: death by GPS. Maps and compasses are powerful tools and they are not as confusing or complicated as you might think. But they can't help you if you don't know how to use them. Like any tool, trying to use them without knowing how could even get you killed. Learning the basics of Land Navigation might save your life in a wide range of survival scenarios. Knowing the basics of using a map and compass not only provide backup navigation if you're deep in the wilderness, but they also offer a fun and refreshingly simple way to navigate. This course will teach you critical new skills, and help you improve your current map reading skills. Learn and practice land navigational skills before you decide to leave the trail and venture into the backcountry. You will learn:

Components of a compass and topographical map
Adjusting for declination
How to shoot an azimuth and reverse azimuth
Identify Terrain features
Land/Terrain and Map Association
How to use terrain features as steering markers
Tracking Current Location
Calculating distance and much more

Advanced Survival Training is hosting this class near Stafford, but registration and tuition will be handled directly through the instructor. Email to register.

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