Fri, May 05|
Woodsrunner School - Meetup Location
The Wilderness Survival 101 Course is our most prominent wilderness training course. It is the first step in the progressive series of survival courses.
Time & Location
May 05, 2023, 9:30 AM – May 07, 2023, 4:30 PM
Woodsrunner School - Meetup Location, 49 Brick House Rd, Whitmire, SC 29178, USA
About the Event
The Wilderness Survival 101 Course is the premier course in the Woodsrunner system of skills, safety, and survival. This course has been specifically designed to lay a solid foundation of skills, mindset, and abilities to prevent or survive a 24 to 72 hour crisis in the wilderness. Throughout this course you will experience and train for a wide range of survival situations utilizing the hands-on skills necessary to satisfy core needs.
Our instructors designed this course for both the novice and experienced. This is not a casual camp-out. You will learn and practice a wide range of skills and put these skills to the test in exciting, real world training exercises. On night two of the course you will sleep in your emergency shelter within a basecamp setting.
Prerequisite: No Prerequisites Required
Wilderness Skills & Topics Covered:
- Avoiding Emergencies
- Survival Psychology
- Water (Fundamentals)
- Sheltercraft (Fundamentals)
- Sleeping Systems (When & How To Use)
- Firecraft (Fundamentals) Creating fire while in extreme conditions
- Navigation (Fundamentals)
- Clothing & Gear Selection
- Emergency Self-Care (First-Aid & Hygiene)
- Knife Skills
- And much more
This is a physical course and you should expect to travel short distances through moderate terrain, partake in survival skill scenarios and challenges, and experience possible adverse weather conditions. If you want to challenge yourself and gain the confidence to travel further into the wilderness or just want to set your mind at ease in the event of a crisis or survival situation, this course is for you.
Eligibility Requirements: Students must be at least 12 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 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM 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.
Survival 101 (17+)
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