Practical Wilderness Survival

activity phptp
level Adult
style Survival
challenge Strenouos
age 14

$ 499.00

If you are enjoying the wilderness and you unexpectedly get stranded, could you survive for 3 days until help arrives? This class will be held in the Yosemite wilderness, where 25% of the Nation's Search and Rescue Missions occur. 

 This class is different than other survival classes - We teach you what works in a real situation in a backcountry setting. Enjoy the comforts of modern camping equipment such as the provided tents and sleeping gear while being in a wilderness environment that mimics areas where survival situations are common.

We will not spend time learning primitive crafts such as flint knapping or making cordage, baskets and pots from natural material. Though these are wonderful skills, they typically are not useful in a modern survival situation. Alternatively, the instructors will help you systematically strategize a plan based on what your risks and priorities are. The material covered in this course is designed to teach you two things: survive and be found. 

In the 3 day program we cover:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Priorities of survival
  • Survival psychology
  • Shelters
  • Managing hypothermia
  • Fire craft 
  • Finding and treating water for safe drinking
  • Signaling for rescue
  • Basic wilderness first aid
  • Wild edibles  (seasonal)
  • Navigation



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check Learn wilderness survival skills in a backcountry setting.
checkEnjoy the comforts of camping gear, while learning wilderness survival skills.
checkNo experience necessary. Backpacking gear is included

What to expect

The group meets at 10 am at the designated trail head.

Two nights will be spent at the same backcountry camp.

The group will return to the cars by approx. 3:00 pm on the third day.

The hike is about 5 miles to the camp and is strenuous

Your backpack will weigh about 30 lbs.

We provide


Sleeping bag

Sleeping pad

Tent (2 person or 4 person)



Knife (if needed)

Striker (if needed)

You bring


Appropriate clothing


Small tarp

30 ft of cordage

Fixed blade knife

Any of your own survival gear (if you have it - not required)

Lunches and snacks

(A detailed gear list will be provided)