SURVIVAL 101 - "THE FIRST 72 HOURS" COURSE
The Survival 101 - “The First 72 Hours” Course is our most prominent wilderness training course. It is the first step in the progressive series of survival courses and the foundation to The Woodsrunner School’s System of Wilderness Skills, Safety, & Survival. Our instructors designed this course to implement a challenging yet enjoyable experience where students will learn valuable knowledge and the fundamental skills necessary to overcome the most common wilderness crisis situations.
Prerequisite: No Prerequisites Required
What is covered in the course?
Because most rescues happen within the first 72 hours, our Survival 101 Course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle the most frequent crisis situations in the wilderness or remote settings for 24 to 72 hours. The purpose of this course is to learn the many uses of modern gear, tools, and supplies in a wilderness crisis situation. Those who are both new and experienced in outdoor activities will find value in this first survival course.
This fun yet challenging 2 ½ day course provides our students with hands-on practical applications and scenarios to test their critical thinking abilities. By completing challenges and timed assessments, our students quickly discover their strengths and weaknesses, and they can then focus on the skills or knowledge gaps that need the most attention.
It is our goal through instruction that our students gain a sense of control over their lives, no matter the environment or situation in which they find themselves. This course is sure to give a boost to self-confidence and self-discipline. Those who complete it feel control and triumph over their circumstances and have a better outlook on life, no matter where they are.
Our instructors designed this course for both the new and experienced outdoors-man, and it is not a casual camp out. We will get dirty and tired, yet face awesome challenges. The lessons set students on the path to having the confidence and skills necessary to handle the most common crisis situations. No matter one's physical ability or skill set, we know there is value in this course to new and experienced woodsmen alike.
Eligibility Requirements: Students must be at least 12 years old. All students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a paid parent or legal guardian.
Clothing & Gear Choices
Prevention of common injuries & mistakes made in the wilderness
The Nine Wilderness Priorities
The Fire Triangle
Locating, Sourcing & processing natural tinder
Sleeping Systems & why & when to use
Existing natural shelter
6 Second Shelter
Emergency Tarp Shelter
Topics about needing and using food, including techniques of fasting vs. caloric intake and risk vs. reward
The Psychology of Survival
Self-Care & Hygiene
What to do after a crisis situation
And much much more!