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Fri, Feb 10


Woodsrunner School - Meetup Location

Survival 201

This course prepares students for the time after the first 72 hours of the survival situation has passed.

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Survival 201
Survival 201

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2023, 7:00 AM – Feb 12, 2023, 4:30 PM

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

About the Event


The  Survival 201 - “The Beyond 72 Hours” Course builds on the  instruction from Survival 101 Course. It is the second step  in the progressive series of survival courses within The Woodsrunner School’s System of Wilderness Skills, Safety & Survival.  This course prepares students for the time after the first 72 hours of the survival situation has passed. In this course, our instructors will explain that understanding the wilderness, utilizing improvisation techniques, and making the most of natural resources greatly increases one’s chance for rescue.

Gear & tools break. Supplies run out.

Use knowledge & skills to do more with less.

Our instructors have had decades of training and extensive hours of dirt time in order to hone and develop the principles, concepts, and techniques in this course. We give our students these lessons to greatly further their chances of success within remote environments for extended periods of time.

What is covered in the course?

During the Survival 101 Course, students were taught how to prepare for and quickly take care of the immediate situation and overcome a 24 to 72 hour time frame. In this 201 course, instructors will begin to show students how to progress beyond the initial crisis. Students will learn how to utilize less gear and fewer tools and supplies while using more natural resources and improvisation techniques to achieve a longer survival time.

The Survival 201 Course is more comprehensive than the 101 Course, so students should prepare not to be in a  basecamp setting. Students will travel into a secluded yet instructor controlled environment with rationed food and water. Longer days and nights will result in sleep deprivation, so be prepared!

Topics covered

Advancement of  The Twelve Wilderness Priorities


  • Flint & Steel & Solar Ignition
  • Wood selection, fire-lays and when to use them
  • Fire Maintenance & how to carry fire


  • Water sourcing
  • Filtration
  • Purification


  • Improving survival tarp shelter
  • Super shelter construction


  • Acquiring protein through proven small game trapping and fishing methods, how to clean, and prepare game and fish, and wilderness cooking techniques using different parts of the fire

Lost Proofing (Intermediate)

  • Rescue
  • Navigation
  • Communication
  • Signaling

The Psychology of Survival

Self-Care & Hygiene

  • Self-care techniques utilizing natural resources and less modern gear & supplies

Improvisation Techniques

Awareness (Situational)

Resource Management

Intermediate  knife skills & carving techniques

Lashings & Knots for shelter construction

And much more...

While this course is more intense than the Survival 101 course, participants should harness the drive to become self-reliant and strive to do their best. Through these two efforts, along with the guidance and instruction from our adept instructors, students stand a great chance at making it through challenges faced.

Prerequisite: Survival 101 - "The First 72 Hours" Course

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be at least 16 years old. All students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a paidparent 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  6:30 AM and 7:00 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 201 (18+)

    Ages (18+)

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  • Survival 201 (16-17)

    Ages (16-17)

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