Course Outline

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Basic Survival - 3 days, 2 nights

Introduction to Survial

  • Preparing Survival Kits and Vehicles
  • Vehicle Parts as a Survival Resource
  • Survival Priorities and Psychology
  • Enemies of Survival and High Risk Factors
  • Short term Requirements (72 hours or less).

Fire Building Methods and Materials

  • Ignition with Matches, Ferrocerium Rod, and Magnigying Glass, and Tinder Selection for each Method.
  • Choice of Fuel Wood for various Applications
  • Lighting Fires in high Humidity or Rain
  • Cooking Fires
  • Tool Use and Maintenance
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Shelter Building Methods and Materials

  • Tarp Super Shelter
  • Natural Materials Shelter
  • Knots, Lashing, and Natural Cordage Material
  • Tool Use, Maintainance, and Safety.
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Finding Food and Water

  • Short Term Water Requirement and Sources
    • Filtering, and Purifying Chemically or by Boiling
  • Singalling for Help
  • Building Signal Fires to Alert Aircraft and Fire Tower Personnel
  • Signal Mirror Techniques
  • Ground to Air Communication

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Complete Survival - 5 days, 4 nights

Introduction to Survival

  • Preparation of vehicle and Survival kits
  • Vehicle Parts as a Survival Resource
  • Survival Priorities and Psychology
  • Enemies of Survival and High Risk Facors
  • Medium to Long Term Nutritional Requirements

Fire Building Methods and Materials

  • Techniques with Friction (Bow Drill), Magnesium and Ferro rods, magnifying glass, flint and steel, matches, and suitable man made and natural tinder
  • Best Materials to maintain a Fire and Techniques to extent Burn Time
  • Lighting Fires in High Humidity or Rain
  • Self Feeding and Cooking Fires
  • Hot rock bed (conditions permitting)
  • Tool Use, Maintainance, and Safety in Building and Maintaining Fires

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Shelter Building Methods and Materials

  • Various types of Tarp Shelters including Tarp Super Shelter.
  • Shelter with Natural Materials
  • Snow Shelter, conditions permitting
  • Knots and Lashing used in Shelter Building
  • Natural Cordage Materials
  • Joints and Notches without Cordage
  • Tool Use in Shelter Building

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Finding Food and Water

  • Finding water in the abscence of surface water
    • Solar still and transpiration bag
    • Purifying and Filtering with kit supplies and by Natural Means
  • Hunting and Trapping Techniques and Weapons
    • Snaring Techniques, Box traps/Deadfalls, Weapons
  • Edible Plants

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Signalling and Finding your Way out

  • Building Signal Fires to Signal Aircraft and Fire Tower Personnel
  • Signal Mirror Techniques
  • Ground to Air Communication
  • The Decision to Find Your Way Out

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Wilderness Navigation - 3 days

  • Classroom Session
    • Introduction to Topographic, Forest Inventory, and Municipality Maps and their use with and without a compass.
    • Compass Selection and use, and introduction to GPS system
  • Field Exercises
    • Standardizing your individual pace (measure of its average length over varied terrain)
    • Drawing a map from information gathered in the field with compass and pacing.
      • Keeping Field Notes
    • Compass Triangulation (Resectioning) in the field to find your position on a map
    • Navigating to pre-established way points and natural features with map and compass
    • Navigating without Map and Compass
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