This 3-day class is an aggressive immersion into the challenges of surviving with minimal gear in a field setting. THIS IS NOT A BUSHCRAFT CLASS! Students will learn proper knife use, fire building, shelter building, game preparation and land navigation (day and night). The object of the land navigation component of this class is to bring the student’s skills to such a level that he can move off-trail with confidence and employ search and self-rescue techniques (be sure to study our online map/compass course prior to this class). Significant stressors are placed upon the student in the forms of hunger, physical exertion, thirst, lack of gear, personal discomfort, and sleep deprivation as a means to simulate a 72 hour survival scenario. Successful completion of assigned tasks throughout the class will allow the student to garner sustenance and equipment that will enhance his existence. Food and equipment are provided. Please note that no cell phones will be allowed during this class. Please provide your family with our contact information in case there is an emergency that you should be notified of.
BE WARNED: THIS IS NOT AN EASY CLASS! Students will be required to pass a PT exam before being allowed to continue in the class. All students who wish to sign up must be able to complete a 1.5 mile run in less than 15 minutes, do a minimum of 25 push-ups in one minute and a minimum of 25 sit-ups in one minute. The student will be tested on on their physical fitness at the beginning of the class. Any student who cannot complete the physical fitness test will not be allowed to continue and will forfeit their tuition for this course.
Fixed blade knife with sheath, Ferrocerium rod, clothing appropriate for the season, hiking boots (broken in), water container, cap or bandana, mirrored baseplate compass, pace count beads (optional). No other personal gear (including watches and cameras) are allowed during the course.
Each class is limited to 10 students. Class knife and Field Survival patch awarded upon completion.
Randall’s Adventure & Training – Gallant, AL. Please read the FAQs concerning the venue.