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The Woodsrunner System of Wilderness Skills, Safety, and Survival includes courses that instructors, who possess decades of training and experience, have developed for our students. They have established a progressive system of training that begins in the first course and is then augmented and developed throughout successive courses.






Intuition: Wilderness Survival 101 Course


The Wilderness Survival 101 course is our most prominent wilderness training course. This course is the foundation of The Woodsrunner System of Wilderness Skills, Safety, and Survival. This first course covers the 12 Wilderness Necessities in crisis situations, including the survival mindset and situational awareness; as well as, the fundamentals of fire, water, and shelter. We also cover gear & clothing selection, knife skills, along with  emergency self-care.




Improvisation: Wilderness Survival 201 Course 


The Wilderness Survival 201 is our second course in the series and includes the advancement of our 12 Wilderness Necessities to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to overcome an extended wilderness crisis situation when rescue has not occurred within the first 72 hours. Students will learn the importance of improvisation and a determined mindset when dealing with the reality that they must rely solely on their abilities and knowledge. The novel nature of this course capitalizes on wilderness reliance and diminishes our reliance on modern mainstream conveniences.


Psychological Acuity: Wilderness Survival 301

The Wilderness Survival 301 is our third step in the series. Our instructors designed this course to take the skills and knowledge students gained from our prior survival courses and build upon them. This enables students to go beyond mere survival. Students will learn to burrow deeper into long-term living skills in cold climates.


These courses are demanding both mentally and physically and will require walking waist-deep in the swamp and trudging across rugged terrain while using limited tools, having only the clothing on their backs, and the knowledge and skills gained from our prior training. This set of adverse conditions is sometimes called  "the suck" in Survivalist circles. However, our practice and training help “the suck” to become more easily endurable.




Physical & Mental Endurance: The Woodsrunner Survival Challenge


This challenge is by invitation only and is an assessment of students in a crisis situation; set in a remote environment. Instructors will evaluate students’ actions under time and material constraints, observing their ability to accomplish the tasks our instructors present. We base this course on adrenaline-fueled, endurance-based scenarios that require strategy, active thinking, and pure grit to complete. This challenge is the final step in our system and incorporates everything students have learned and honed through the previous courses and their own time practicing skills.






We care about our students and feel it’s our responsibility to make sure that they have a firm understanding of the various dangers that could arise in an outdoor environment before taking on further challenges. This series of coursesand challange presents many opportunities to increase skill requirements as well as mental and physical commitments. Participants will gain the tools to harness their drive, become self-reliant, and take control of every outcome. Through these efforts, students become stronger in facing the challenges throughout their progression.


From establishing mental fortitude and situational awareness to procuring food sources all while building and maintaining a long-term camp, our series of courses is a comprehensive curriculum that will increase our students’ confidence and fortitude when using their skills and knowledge in any outdoor situation.

Intuition (Survival 101) + 

Improvisation (Survival 201) +

Psychological Acuity (Survival 301) + 

Physical & Mental Endurance (The Woodsrunner Challenge) 

= Woodsrunner Adept Survivalist 

Our experience inspires the following skills and abilities:

Intuition, Improvisation, Psychological Acuity, and Physical and Mental Endurance.

These courses & the challenge will lead you on the path to becoming an Adept Survivalist! 

The Woodsrunner System of Wilderness Skills, Safety, and Survival 

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 

- Neale Donald Walsch

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