When the worst case scenario becomes your reality, do you know how to survive? In this survival training program we’ll train you in the specific techniques and unique mind-set that will empower you to make it through unexpected, emergency situations in the wilderness. Throughout this outdoor survival training, you’ll gain hands-on experience in vital survival skills as we coach you in prioritizing tasks and working quickly and effectively. With a strong focus on the essentials, like building fire, constructing shelter, obtaining water, and navigating new terrain, you’ll walk away with the survival skills and greater confidence that are vital to any wilderness survival scenario.
The wild, unpredictable ways of nature that inspire us and draw us to explore the wilderness are the very same traits that can turn a simple hike through the woods into a wilderness survival experience. In Survival Training-The Basics, we train you in vital survival skills that will dramatically improve your ability to cope with unexpected, dangerous situations in the wild.
In four days, our outdoor survival training covers the following survival skills:
Building shelters (for single or multiple persons) in all seasons, with or without tools
Obtaining water in diverse environments and making it safe to drink
10 methods for building and lighting a fire, in any type of weather
Finding and preparing wild edible plants
Building a highly visible signal fire
Trapping game for survival situations
Navigating with a map and compass
Using the sun, stars, moon, weather patterns, animal behavior, trees, and bodies of water to find your way in the wilderness
With these essential survival skills, you’ll be ready to handle nearly any wilderness survival situation. We conduct Survival Training-The Basics in the pristine, remote wilderness of the South Chilcotin Mountains. The rugged, diverse terrain of this location adds another dimension to our outdoor survival training. Instead of practicing what you learn in an artificial environment, you get to apply your survival skills in a real-world wilderness setting. This kind of survival training provides the confidence and hands-on experience that dramatically improve the outcome in wilderness survival.
Wilderness survival is about more than brute strength or years of outdoor survival training. Your ability to maintain a positive, determined attitude and consistent level of morale is vital in any survival situation. That’s why we weave the mental component of wilderness survival into every aspect of your survival training. From survival psychology to hazard assessment, our outdoor survival training provides you with a solid foundation of mental survival skills. In the course of our survival training we also cover how to plan for survival situations, so you can lay the foundation for effective responses before you find yourself in a worst case scenario.
Get ready to become one with nature. On this program you’ll learn bushcraft skills that empower you to see the wilderness with new eyes. As you discover how to use the bountiful resources that nature provides, everything around you becomes a useful, life-giving material. Throughout this wilderness course, you’ll train in the pristine wilderness and stunning mountains of British Columbia. Learn valuable skills and take on new challenges, like identifying medicinal plant species and building a bushcraft shelter. After completing this program you’ll be armed with the bushcraft skills and working knowledge to experience nature in a more authentic way, along with the confidence to embark on your own wilderness adventures.
Throughout this course you’ll learn essential bushcraft skills that will bring you back to nature. This wilderness course trains you to work with nature instead of against it, allowing you to journey through new environments with a greater degree of confidence and comfort. As your experienced instructor teaches you vital bushcraft skills through demonstrations, hands-on training, and real-life scenarios, you’ll hone your skills to a degree that far surpasses the superficial knowledge of most bushcraft courses. By immersing you in a wilderness setting as you learn, our wilderness course provides a deeper level of training that allows you to fully appreciate and utilize the rich resources nature provides.
Bushcraft skills covered include:
Navigation in the wilderness
Procuring food in remote wilderness
Construction of a bushcraft shelter
Essential bushcraft skills: Making cordage (natural twine), using fire to carve wood, cooking in the wild with stone boiling and rock ovens
Fire-building techniques, including construction of your own bow-drill fire starting set
Tracking and trapping game
Identification of plant species
Utilizing beneficial properties of plants and trees
Safe and effective knife and axe use
Other useful tips and tricks, like how to improve night vision
This program is set in the beautiful, challenging, and rugged terrain of the South Chilcotin Mountains in British Columbia. This majestic setting alone provides enough inspiration to expand your vision and horizons in life. In this wilderness course, however, we incorporate new challenges for you to tackle each and every day. The bushcraft skills that you learn and master throughout the course are a means of building greater confidence as you become more accustomed to operating outside of your comfort zone. This unique combination of inspiring wilderness and thrilling challenges impacts your outlook in a way that few other experiences can. We appreciate the special opportunity here, so we craft all of our bushcraft courses to be nature-focused and challenge-rich. That way, you’ll leave with the competence and confidence to embark on your own life-changing wilderness adventures.
Join your instructors at a ranch in the Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia for an intense one-week course on log cabin building. Here you’ll learn the fundamentals to build your own log cabin onsite, suited to any location of your choice. Your instructors will teach you how to build it, hand pick each log, and custom fit each log into your personally designed cabin. In just one week, you’ll learn how to select trees in the forest, horse log the trees to your site, cut the basic saddle notch, deal with challenging logs, choose from different roof options, install windows and doors and allow for settle up.
No previous construction or carpentry background is needed. Your instructor will teach all the periphery skills needed like power saw safety, maintains and sharpening, horse logging techniques, and axe use.
The overall objective of this program is to provide participants with a solid base of combined knowledge and practical skills to build their own log cabin. The one week program is intense, the days tend to be long
and the work is hard. The approach is very practical, hands on and so the progress is quick and rewarding.
This program is for those wanting to build their own log cabin in the wilderness and teaches the fundamentals with minimal equipment and materials. By using materials at hand, you’ll learn how to construct a durable four-season cabin, build a solid foundation, incorporate bear-proof walls and build a roof that can handle the snow load. The log cabin building program is comprehensive and designed to teach the skills and techniques necessary for building a horizontal log cabin or vertical log cabin or 12’ x 16’ A-frame cabin.
Prepare for the unexpected on this wilderness survival course from Vancouver, BC. This course covers essential skills for anyone traveling in the backcountry on day trips.
You will spend one evening learning about pre-trip planning, hazard recognition and avoidance, emergency kits, survival psychology and navigation skills. An overnight field session will allow you to truly experience a night out in the local mountains with minimum survival gear.
The first evening classroom session will run from 7 pm till approx. 10 pm. This session will thoroughly cover all aspects of wilderness Survival, emrgency kits, incident response and will also serve as preparation for the field session.
The field session will be a 2-day overnight trip into a forested wilderness area. On the first day you will meet with your group at the pre-arranged trailhead. The hike into the training site is usually short (about 2 hours). You will spend the day working on skills such as shelter building, fire construction, emergency repsonse and incident management. That evening you will spend the night in your newly constructed emergency shelter (tents will be available for back-up in case of poor weather conditions).
On day-2 you will head out for a day hike in the surrounding area to practice navigation skills, route finding and other emergency skills such as using signalling devices, etc.
You will return to the trailhead at around 3:00 pm. After a short wrap-up and question session, the course will finish at around 4:00 pm.
Learn how to build your own log home on this comprehensive construction program. This five day course in handcrafted log building is perfect for anyone looking for an introduction into how a full scribe log home is made. All of the basics of scribing and cutting notched logs will be covered. Your instructor has 30 years experience in log building and is happy to show you all the fundamentals required to build your own log home.
A well-built handcrafted log home is a true work of art. As each log is individually fitted to the log below, the natural beauty of the wood is displayed in a unique and exquisite manner. There is no bigger feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction than constructing your own home.