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Nobody wakes up in the morning and says, “Today is the day I’m going to have a disaster.”  In these turbulent times, we are bombarded with images of the most negative aspects of society.  Are you prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Do you have the knowledge and skill set to survive a calamity?  Do you have the mental fortitude and abilities to stay alive until help arrives?


This course is a weekend event educating you on the essential components you need to overcome a crisis.  Such events could be anything from severe weather, wildfires or civil unrest.  This class simulates a situation where you need to escape the city.  You will learn stealth travel, escape and evasion, scavenging for resources, and basic 72 hour survival skills.  This course is focused on the bug out scenario leading up to when help arrives or long term survival.


In this course you will learn bug-out-bag construction, escape techniques, basic self-defense, fire education, essential first-aid, water collection, food procurement, foraging/scavenging, and on the fly shelter construction.


You will not remain sedentary.  This course encompasses classwork with hands-on field application.  You can expect to hike up to 10 miles with gear.  We will spend the first night teaching you the skills you need in a class setting.  The rest of the weekend will be an immersive adventure with a series of survival skill trials followed by a testing period.  Some people may give up.  But we encourage you to press on, as we will work with you and encourage your success.  Learning can be fun and necessary, but it’s not always easy.


After purchasing the class, a registration pack will be emailed to you with class info.


Things you need to know:


Please bring any medication you may need and inform us of medical conditions.


You will be hiking throughout the day on uneven, sometimes steep, terrain


Class will continue in all weather conditions (unless we deem the environment unsafe for students).


You will be sleeping in nature without the comforts of a tent or ground pad.


Once in the field, we will be using primitive toileting techniques.  Bring TP.


Once we leave basecamp, participants will not be allowed to remain without an instructor.


When you enroll, we expect your full participation and cooperation.  If you chose to tap out, refunds will not be given.  Also, if you do not follow safety guidelines or demonstrate poor conduct with other students, you will be asked to leave without a refund.  We expect everyone to be respectful of one another.


Age Requirements:


All minors must be accompanied by an adult.


You must be at least 13 years of age to participate.


All minors must have a signed waiver by a parent or legal guardian.


If you are interested in classes for younger children, contact us about our Junior Pioneer program.


* Once you purchase a course, all sales are final.  We schedule locations based on class size.  If you cannot attend, we will try to accommodate a rescheduling during a different class.

Urban and 72 Hour Survival

  • Small backpack containing the following items:

    1. Min. 32 oz Stainless Steel Bottle or Canteen (wide mouth preferred) Additional Water Bladder Recommended
    2. Knife: 5-6 in blade. Full Tang with 90 degree spine.
    3. Folding hand saw- for cutting wood
    4. 5x7 mylar space blanket tarp with grommets
    5. 2- mylar thermal blankets (The tiny ones that fit in your pocket)
    6. 5- 55 gallon drum liners. (The thicker the better for you)
    7. 1- Bic lighter
    8. ½” x 6” Ferrocerium Rod (Smaller ones will work but we recommend the larger size for your
    9. 25 ft 550 paracord
    10. Headlamp with spare batteries
    11. 100% cotton bandanna or tee shirt (This will get destroyed)
    12. Large roll of Gorilla Tape
    13. Multitool with pliers
    14. Notebook and pen/pencil (remember this could get wet- all weather works best)
    15. Clothes appropriate for the weather. We discourage cotton clothing! Wool and poly blends
    work best.
    16. Hygene Items and toilet paper (You will be in a remote location one night with no toilets)
    17. First Aid items (bug spray, etc) and personal medications
    18. Food, snacks and electrolyte drink mixes
    19. Tent and sleeping bag (only used first night)

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