Sat, Sep 03|
Wilderness Survival (3-Day Course)
Illness, injuries, exposure, or misread maps are just a few things that can lead to a survival situation. Our experienced instructors will help you gain the knowledge and skills that will keep you alive longer and get back to civilization.
Time & Location
Sep 03, 2022, 9:00 AM – Sep 05, 2022, 3:00 PM
Medford, Medford, WI 54451, USA
About the Event
Join us Labor Day weekend for an in-depth wilderness survival course. You'll gain backwoods knowledge from our experienced instructions while learning how to stay alive with the bare essentials.
The goal of this course is to prepare you with the skills and knowledge to survive a 72-hour backcountry emergency. Our professional survival instructors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in search and rescue, primitive skills, bushcraft, wild edibles, wilderness medicine, navigation, and much more. We designed this course to teach practical survival skills within context and with real life application. By the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of fire craft, shelter construction, and water treatment in a wilderness setting without modern equipment. Other topics include map and compass navigation, processing firewood, improvised cooking, and more.
Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate. This class is designed to stretch your thought process and help you overcome challenging situations to find comfort and safety in the wilderness. We will cover the essential facts or principles of a subject or skill. We will help to push you beyond the limits you would otherwise push yourself. During the course, you can expect to walk roughly 1-2 miles. You will need to carry your gear via backpack to our remote location about 1 mile. This course will run rain or shine and is ideal for those with camping experience.
You will complete various exercises individually and as part of a team. Each deliverable is designed to make you more self-reliant. If you don't give up on yourself, we won't give up on you. We work in an EDI (Educate, Demonstrate, Imitate) fashion of training. The pace is dictated by the student(s).
- Knife skills
- Making water safe to drink
- Improvised tools
- Improvised cooking
- Map and compass navigation
- Fire as a tool
- Signal methods
We will all meet at 9 am on Saturday morning at the designated meetup location in Medford, WI (directions and other details provided upon registration). If you would like to drive up the night before, there is a free camping option at the meetup location. Many of us are camping out Friday. From there we will drive to a trailhead and hike to a remote location for the remainder of the class.
- Experienced survival instructors with advanced medical training
- Water will be available in camp at all times
- Group tarp and other necessary equipment for an outdoor classroom setting
- First aid kit
- Emergency equipment including satellite communication
- Equipment specific to the class such as compasses, notebooks, signal devices, etc.
Not Included: We have a long list of rental equipment should you need anything for camping or the course itself.
- Personal camping gear and class items as required per the gear list
- Food (We allow participants to bring their own food to this class as it allows greater focus and more time to work on mastering the skills being presented)
Registration deadline is August 25th
Minors aged 13-17 are welcome to attend with a legal guardian.
Once you are registered, you will have access to a gear list and other important materials via the "groups" menu located at the top of the home page. You will see the survival class listed there. Use the group to ask questions and find information regarding the course.
If you have any questions or concerns about this class or your ability to participate in this class, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org