Bug Out Bag and Survival Kit Course
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
In this class we will put your personal bug out bag to the test and/or help you with the concepts to build your own in the future.
There are survival kits and bug out bags for sale all over the internet. Most are prefabricated kits and are not reliable. We know this because we have purchased multiple survival kits from various retailers and none of them have survived our tests, in fact many items in prefab kits were broken before we even got to use them. We will teach you how to put together a quality survival kit and hopefully set you up so that you do not purchase tools that will fail you when you need them the most. This class could save you thousands of dollars in broken, damaged or worthless cheap equipment.
In this course we will go over your basic requirements for a bug out bag or survival kit. We will discuss some do's and don'ts of bug out bags and some common myths. We will show you some basic modern and primitive fire starting and water purification techniques. If you have a bug out bag of your own, we strongly encourage you to bring it and put it to the test. Here's your opportunity to compare bag sizes! We will also discuss some basic Urban SERE and strategies to evacuate from urban environments.
Food and Water: Food will not be provided. Bring food that you would put in your Bug Out bag. Water will be provided but we suggest you bring your water filter so that you can test it out.
Length: 2 days/ 1 night
Minimum Recommended Equipment: We will not provide you with any gear, so please come prepared. Fixed blade knife preferable a mora style or other bushcraft knife, outdoor clothing, boots, folding saw, paracord, overnight camping gear, backpack. Check Recommended Items List for more details!
Suggested Survival Gear: You may bring your own bug out bag or survival kit. In fact we hope that you do. This is the perfect opportunity to put your gear to the test.
Instructor: Jason Marsteiner
Overnight Camping: You're welcome to spend the night before and night after the course at our camp!
Airport and Bus Stops: If you are arriving by bus or plane, we can pick you up. Contact us to make arrangements.