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Intro To Survival Training

This course not only equips you with crucial wilderness skills but also lays the groundwork for our more advanced Wilderness Survival 101 Course.

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Intro To Survival Training
Intro To Survival Training

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Mar 22, 2024, 3:00 PM – Mar 24, 2024, 3:00 PM

Woodsrunner School - Meetup Location, 49 Brick House Rd, Whitmire, SC 29178, USA

About the Event

INTRO TO SURVIVAL TRAINING: A Comprehensive Course Introduction

Welcome to the Intro to  Survival Training Course, your gateway to survival training in our carefully crafted introductory program. If you've ever dreamed of exploring the realm of survival skills and concepts, or if you want to better prepare your skillset before stepping into a more immersive course without the fast pace or stress induction found in our more advanced courses, now is the perfect time to jumpstart your learning adventure. Our exceptional instructors are ready to lead you through this experience in a relaxed, stress-free basecamp setting.

Course Overview:

This course not only equips you with crucial wilderness skills but also lays the groundwork for our more advanced Wilderness Survival 101 Course. Each student receives an Emergency Kit to use while training, so all you need is simple camp gear for the course, or you are welcome to stay at one of our local hotels. Whether you decide to advance your training or practice independently, this course opens the door to a wealth of valuable survival knowledge!

About the Event:

Intro to  Survival Training is designed to familiarize you with fundamental concepts and skills essential for surviving in diverse wilderness scenarios. Through interactive lessons and practical exercises, this course aims to empower you with the confidence and foundational abilities needed for outdoor adventures and unexpected situations.

Prerequisite: No prerequisites are required. This course is open to individuals of all experience levels.

Wilderness Skills & Topics Covered:

Survival Priorities:

  • Assessing & prioritizing survival needs
  • Psychology of Survival


  • Types of emergency shelters
  • Utilizing tarps, natural materials, and found objects
  • Shelter placement & considerations

Fire Starting Techniques:

  • Essential fire-starting tools & materials
  • Fire principles


  • Water filtration & purification methods

Wilderness Navigation:

  • Compass
  • Orienting yourself in unfamiliar terrain
  • "Lost-Proofing" yourself

Essential Knots & Cordage Usage:

  • Knot tying
  • Creating a cordage management system
  • Practical applications of different knot types

Basic Wilderness First Aid:

  • Assessing injuries & providing initial care
  • Assembling a compact first-aid kit
  • Dealing with common outdoor medical situations

Clothing & Survival Kit Essentials:

  • Learn What To Wear In The Wilderness
  • How to create a compact & versatile survival kit
  • Must-have items for emergency preparedness

& much more!

Course Outlook:

Upon completing the Intro to Survival Training Course, you will receive a certificate of completion, recognizing your commitment to building a solid foundation in survival skills and preparedness.

Join us in the Intro to Survival Training Course and embark on a transformative learning journey. Gain the essential knowledge and practical skills necessary to navigate the great outdoors with confidence and resilience, ensuring your safety and survival in challenging situations.

Gear Checklist: TBD

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be at least 8 years old. All students younger than 16 must be accompanied by a paid parent or legal guardian.

Meetup Location: Students need to meet our staff near The Brick House Campground, 49 Brick House Rd, Whitmire, SC 29178 between the hours of  2:45 PM and 3:00 PM Friday.

Directions:  From I-26, take exit #60 (SC 66), drive east for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 358 and drive .1 miles. There is a field just a short drive to your left. You will see our staff members parked at the entrance of the field to meet you. Turn in and they will provide you with instructions. (This is the meetup location unless otherwise noted). From there you will be led to the school property.

Early Arrivals: If you plan to arrive early. There are several hotels near by and The Brick House Campground has primitive camping available with some sites first come first serve and others available for registration.


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