Advanced Survival Skills COurse

Our Advanced Survival Skills course is delivered in a scenario based format designed around a realistic survival incident. Nicknamed “Carmageddon”, participants are guided through emergency medical treatment, shelter craft, signaling, animal/water procurement, tools, and non-traditional fire starting methods with a heavy emphasis on improvising gear to meets the needs of the situation. This class differs from typical survival classes in that the students will have access to a vehicle which they will dismantle in order to provide for their survival needs. It’s also the only one of our survival classes that includes a firearm as part of the required equipment.

This weekend-long course at our Tekamah Training Facility simulates real world life and death decision making, and requires physical and mental preparation. Instructors will be side by side the survivors to help guide them through the challenging scenarios and to provide a safety net in case of trouble.

The confidence you will gain from our Survival Skills classes will remain with you long after the snow melts and ground thaws. If you still are not convinced, remember that the techniques we teach have been refined over many years and we take safety very seriously. There is always trained medical staff on hand as well as a temperature controlled bunkhouse for emergencies.

This course begins Friday evening and concludes Sunday afternoon. It is suggested, but mandatory, for participants to complete the Basic Survivor Skills and Intermediate Survival Skills courses before enrolling in this advanced course.

  • Sleeping Bag(s) rated for the expected conditions – Military Modular Sleep System works well
  • Weather appropriate clothes, comfortable boots, 2-3 pairs of socks
  • Empty 32oz sports drink bottle
  • 55 gallon trash bag
  • Fixed blade knife with sheath
  • Leatherman, Gerber, or Swiss Army multi-function pocket knife
  • Fire starters – e.g. matches, lighter, Firesteel
  • PSK – Personal Survival Kit – contents determined by the student
  • Cup, spoon, bowl, small cooking pot and water bottle – Stainless steel is best for cold conditions, but not required
  • Personal medications as needed
  • Leather gloves
  • Flashlight/headlamp and extra batteries
  • Firearm – The student may choose any firearm they believe they would include as part of their survival gear.  
  • Spare clothing in vehicle

Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.