Advanced Wilderness Survival Class
3 Day | 5 Day | 7 Day
All classes start on August 15 2020
Start Time: 9:00am
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate - Advanced
Before taking this class, we recommend having taken our 5 Day Outdoor Survival Skills Class and our 7 Day Advanced Bushcraft Class or have taken an equivalent class elsewhere. We will assume you have basic survival skills such as fire making, water procurement, shelter building, knot tying, etc... and will only briefly review these topics. You will be challenged during this class and we will not be in an established camp.
The Advanced Wilderness Survival Class is designed to immerse you into your survival experience while still keeping you in controlled environment where you can learn valuable skills. We will take you to the next level of survival training where you can learn bushcraft and survival skills and see what it feels like to live off the land.
This course will teach you how to properly plan and prepare for emergencies and to give you hands-on, supervised experience and confidence. We will not only teach you how to use equipment you should always have to increase your chances of survival, but will also teach you primitive techniques sourced from nature to help you to survive even if you don’t have all the necessary equipment. Some previous survival training is suggested, but not required.
During this course, the Priorities of Survival will be emphasized and reinforced on a daily basis. You will learn basic techniques for fire, shelter, water, and food with new techniques added daily, building on the skills you learned the day before.
Students will learn:
Psychology of Survival
The Priorities of Survival
Survival Fire craft (both modern and primitive)
Survival Shelters (both modern and primitive)
Finding, Filtering, and Purifying Water
Passive techniques for Food (Land and Water Based)
Edible, Useful, and Medicinal Plants
First Aid for Common Wilderness Injuries
Choosing and using tools for Survival
Survival Kit Preparation
Students should expect to apply techniques taught throughout the length of the course. Day One is designed to teach you skills and give you time to practice them in a more controlled environment. Days Two through Seven are set-up as a Survival Scenario that forces you into a situation to apply those skills with limited instruction and supervision.
Day One will be the beginning of the scenario phase. Students will be taken to a designated location with limited gear and be responsible for meeting their own needs: Fire, Shelter, Water, Food, First Aid, Navigation, and Signal. Since hunting and trapping out of season are illegal, students must demonstrate that they can build a functioning trap before they are given their food rations for the day. This scenario will continue until the end of Day Three|Five|Seven when the students are either "rescued" or walk out. Instructors will be present at all times and drive the scenario to ensure you get the most out of this scenario and certain requirements will need to be met to ensure your skills are tested and validated and for safety purposes.
Upon completion of this course, you will have gained valuable skills, experience, and confidence in several scenarios and will have been tested in a controlled environment. This course will teach you, test you, and provide you with an extremely valuable lesson: knowledge of self.
Food and Water Required: Water will be provided and food is your own choice but will be limited and rationed due to the scenario. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as our Camp Ready Meals or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process.
Minimum Survival Tools Required:
-Poncho or Rain Gear
-Fixed blade knife & folding saw
-Overnight Camping Gear
*You don’t need much equipment for our courses, though good equipment does speed the learning process up greatly!
Bring your gear with you. We do not provide you with gear unless you purchase it from us ahead of time. You don’t need much equipment for our courses, though good equipment does speed the learning process up greatly! You don’t have to buy our gear to attend the course, but you need survival gear of equivalent quality.
Fixed blade knife preferable a bushcraft style knife, outdoor clothing, boots, folding saw, paracord, overnight camping gear, small backpack. Check Recommended Items List for more details!
If you are still unsure of what gear you need for our survival courses, then we have assembled a complete kit that is still high quality but for a budget friendly price. All the items in this kit were hand selected by the lead instructor at CMM Survival to be the best bushcraft tools on a budget. The CMM Survival Kit is a full package kit that can be used in all our courses. These are all must have tools at a good price. Its a great survival kit, bug out kit, go bag, and much more. Add some other items to this kit and you have a decked out survival bag that you can survive in comfort. With this kit and our training you can be guaranteed to survive like a king in almost any environment!
Condor 3-Day Backpack 100' of Paracord
Poncho Folding Saw
Bushcraft Knife Flashlight
Stainless Steel Canteen
Sawyer Mini Water Filter
Length: 3 Days 2 nights | 5 Days 4 nights | 7 days/6 nights
Requirements: You will need a valid Colorado Fishing License if you intend to catch fish during this class. Fishing is not taught or required during this class and will be done at the discretion of each individual student.
Instructor: Jason Marsteiner
Tuition: $395 | $545 | $645 per student.