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Intro to Survival

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Discover the fundamentals of survival with our expertly designed Intro to Survival course. Whether you've always been curious about survival skills or are looking to advance your knowledge, this is the perfect starting point. Learn from top instructors in a stress-free, educational setting. This course will also serve as a solid foundation for our Basic Survival course, giving you the necessary skills to continue practicing on your own and to take your training to the next level.

3 days, 2-night courseĀ 

Students will be Provided (Emergency Kit for Learning) so Simple Camp Gear is all that is required for this class.

A confirmation email will be sent after the purchase with all class details.

Adult price (17 yrs. or older) $500Ā 

Youth price (11yrs. to 16Ā yrs old) $100

The registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to class start date.


Students will work from a modern base camp environment to learn the basic elements of Survival Priorities and Kit mentality.

This is a very LOW-intensity level class with some walking for short distances at a slow pace to discuss certain resources like fire components and sheltering, as well as complete a simple Navigation course of approx. 1KMĀ  There are no timed deliverables or qualifications in this class so no pressure.

Meals at Breakfast Lunch and Dinner will also beĀ provided for Students with a group cleaning station for washing up

Core Lessons:

  • Gear Selection
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Simple First Aid
  • Where and how to set Camps (Modern Gear) Tents, Hammocks, Bivys
  • Camp Location Priorities
  • Elements of Fire and Fire Building
  • Basic Camp Knots
  • Simple emergency Shelter construction
  • Primary Water Collection and Disinfection (Filtering and Disinfection Process)
  • Understanding a Compass and Following a Bearing
  • How to Signal for rescue and Hallmarks of SAR

About our School:

  • Fully Insured
  • Red Cross Certified Training Facility
  • EMTā€™s and Paramedicā€™s on Staff
  • AED on LocationĀ 
  • Epinephrine on Location
  • Instructors are CPR and Wilderness First Aid Red Cross CertifiedĀ 
  • Low Student to Instructor to create a Pedagogy learning environment.Ā 
  • Most Instructors either former Military, EMS, or LE
  • Lead Instructor is NASAR AdvancedĀ Search and Rescue CertifiedĀ 
  • Dave Canterbury is Certified Expert Trapper by Fur Takers of America and a Certified Intermediate Herbalist by the Herbal Academy International School of Herbal Arts and Sciences
  • All Instructors are equipped and licensed in HAM radio as well as PLB SAT comes for emergency communications away from classroom area.
  • Training area is over 4500 Forested AcresĀ 

Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you, and will be considered abandoned.Ā 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Bill Arthur (Ohio, United States)

My grandson and I just completed the Intro to survival course. As Dave Canterbury says "this is survival - not camping". We found it both challenging and doable. The instructors were very helpful. My grandson wants to do the basic course. We will see. He and I both will have to work on a few thing before I try it. But; just in case, I am going to try to resurrect my exercise program and buy some hiking shoes. I thought it was a great class.

Brad Mcgehee (Illinois, United States)
Highly Recommended

I just got back from attending the pilot class of ā€œIntroduction to Survivalā€. The class had 18 students and two instructors: David Canterbury and Shawn Kelly, plus the camp master. The content that is covered in this class is essentially the same as the ā€œBasic Survivalā€ class, but without the stress, pressure and demanding physical activity. Besides some lecture, most time was spent practicing skills by yourself, with a partner, or as a group of nine. There was plenty of time to ask questions and both David and Shawn did a great job of helping out whenever you needed some extra assistance. I recommend this class for those who want to learn survival basics, but who are unable, or just donā€™t want to deal with the pressure of the ā€œBasic Survivalā€ class. In fact, if you are new to survival, you may want to take the ā€œIntroduction to Survivalā€ class first, then take the ā€œBasic Survivalā€ class, that way you will be better prepared. Also, this is a great class to bring your entire family or kids. There were both in this class. I have to say that David is great working with kids. If your spouse or kids arenā€™t really into camping, but you want to expose them to the skills taught in the class, you can also stay at a local hotel and just attend during the day. While there isnā€™t a lot of walking in the actual class, except for a navigation exercise that did cross over a steep creek two different times, there is a lot of walking to and from the bathrooms (about 400 yards away uphill) or to the campsite (about 200-250 yards away uphill). During the class I walked just over 8 miles. All class supplies are provided, including meals. So if you don't have any gear, don't worry about it. Take the class and stay in a hotel. I highly recommend the class.

Julio Laboy (Arizona, United States)
Top Tier Course and Top Tier Cadre

This class was legit. It combined both the opportunity to bond with a young one interested in survival and bushcraft all while still teaching the adult all they need to know as an introduction to the world of survival. A great combination and mix of instruction, demonstration, and application. Iā€™m coming back.