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Pathfinder Basic Survival Class (3 days, 2 nights) 

2.5 CEU's

A Patch Qualification Course

The purpose of the Basic Survival Class is to provide students with the knowledge to survive a 72 hr. emergency scenario, using the 10 C's of Survivability (kit items). The multi-functionality of the items within the kit will be discussed, demonstrated and applied to self-aid situations, Fire Craft, Shelter Construction and Water Collection.

Basic does not mean easy - It means the essential facts or principles of a subject or skill. Our essentials will revolutionize your outdoor training by pushing you beyond the limits you would otherwise push yourself. During the course, you can expect to walk roughly 3-4 miles You will be carrying your gear (approx.35lb) as well as materials for projects. Most of which you will collect off the landscape.

You will complete various timed exercises individually and as part of a team. Each deliverable is designed to make you more self-reliant. If you don't give up on yourself, we won't give up on you. We work in an EDI (Educate, Demonstrate, Imitate) fashion of training. The pace is dictated by the student(s).

For the Required Equipment List Click Here.

IMPORTANT: Regardless of your experience or skill level in the woods, the Basic class is intense and is the foundation from which all Pathfinder School classes are built.

A broad overview of requirements / what you can expect - Most of these tasks will be performed while carrying your gear.

  • hikes of 1-2 miles
  • collection of sticks and other materials off the landscape
  • navigation courses over terrain which may be muddy or uneven
  • dealing with the elements (Hot, Cold, Rain, Snow, etc.)
  • As part of the final exercise: On the 2nd night, you will sleep in a temporary shelter that you construct and will have access to limited gear. No exceptions will be made unless you leave the course entirely.

Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from the base camp near the parking area.

Water will be available from jugs located in Base Camp. We continually check the water supply to make sure it is readily available.

We do not allow anyone to remain at camp without an instructor present

If you suffer from a medical condition that requires medication, please bring your prescribed medicines with you. If you undergo surgery or a hospital stay within 30 days of the class, DO NOT attempt this course.

Highly recommend - physically prepare yourself at least 1-3 months in advance of this class. Based on your “starting point” physical condition.

  • Hiking: uneven terrain will provide the most benefit.
  • Walking: (at least 3-5 times weekly) for 5K
  • Work your way up to a pack weight of 50lb before the class begins

As the premier school for self-reliance, our training exceeds that of any other school in the nation; so please take it seriously and take the time to physically prepare.

This class is the Foundation, without it, you may not pass higher-level classes. No refunds will be issued for classes you do not pass or those you quit.

Non-Patch Qualification Policy

  • When a student enrolls it is fully expected that they intend to certify in Basic Survival (by going for the patch).
  • If you fall behind but are doing your best, we will support your effort 100%! We will encourage you to keep it up and complete the course to the best of your ability.
  •  Should you be unable to keep up with the group due to physical injury or other health problem(s), we will go above and beyond to assist you by aiding in your mobility, administering hydration and personal motivation! Should those efforts fail, leaving you unable to complete the course, we will need to ask you to leave the school grounds.
  • If you (tap out) quit at any point, a helper will be assigned to aid you in packing up your gear and you will need to exit the school grounds.
  • Again, it is PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE, to complete the course without qualifying for the patch, just let your instructor know that this is your desire.

    Qualifications Issued

    • To those graduating from the course, a Basic Class Patch and Certificate of Completion, signed by the Instructional staff will be issued to you.
    • To those remaining throughout the course but did not meet the requirements of Patch Qualification, a Certificate of Training shall be issued to you, signed by the Instructional staff.
    • Both documents note Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) awarded.

      Age Requirements

      • You must be 13 yrs or older to attend this class. Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult registered with that class.
      • Young Adults 13 to 17 are full price.

        If your child is left in camp repeatedly or left alone to be cared for by staff, you may be asked to leave the class.

        If you bring a minor that is not your child, you must have a signed Emergency Care Authorization form filled out by that child's parent(s) or legal guardian. Reference your Confirmation email for this document.

        Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be no camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the classes conclude.

        Each class is instructed by highly trained and professional outdoor/wilderness instructors. Each instructor teaches the Pathfinder School system and is authorized by Dave Canterbury. Instructors, including Dave Canterbury, can vary class to class.

        Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you.  From there you will be lead to the school property.

        Nearby Hotels:

        Comfort Inn

        605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

        Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

        Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

        Days Inn 

        972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

        Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

        Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

        Red Roof Inn

        1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

        Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

        Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

         

        Nearby Camp Grounds:

        Lake Alma State Park

        422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

        Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

        Jackson Lake State Park

        35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

        Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

        Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

         

        The following options are:

        A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

        1. 8 Bunks are available
        2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
        3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
        4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
        5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
        6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
        7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

         

        B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

        This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

        1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
        2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
        3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
        4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
        5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
        6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

        All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

        NOTE:

        Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

        Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

        There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

        Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

        All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

        Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

        If you need to cancel..

        Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

        Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

        If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

        If a class gets canceled...

        We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

        Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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        Basic Survival Class - OHIO

        $500.00 USD

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        *Pathfinder Classes are not eligible for discounts.

        Pathfinder Basic Survival Class (3 days, 2 nights) 

        2.5 CEU's

        A Patch Qualification Course

        The purpose of the Basic Survival Class is to provide students with the knowledge to survive a 72 hr. emergency scenario, using the 10 C's of Survivability (kit items). The multi-functionality of the items within the kit will be discussed, demonstrated and applied to self-aid situations, Fire Craft, Shelter Construction and Water Collection.

        Basic does not mean easy - It means the essential facts or principles of a subject or skill. Our essentials will revolutionize your outdoor training by pushing you beyond the limits you would otherwise push yourself. During the course, you can expect to walk roughly 3-4 miles You will be carrying your gear (approx.35lb) as well as materials for projects. Most of which you will collect off the landscape.

        You will complete various timed exercises individually and as part of a team. Each deliverable is designed to make you more self-reliant. If you don't give up on yourself, we won't give up on you. We work in an EDI (Educate, Demonstrate, Imitate) fashion of training. The pace is dictated by the student(s).

        For the Required Equipment List Click Here.

        IMPORTANT: Regardless of your experience or skill level in the woods, the Basic class is intense and is the foundation from which all Pathfinder School classes are built.

        A broad overview of requirements / what you can expect - Most of these tasks will be performed while carrying your gear.

        • hikes of 1-2 miles
        • collection of sticks and other materials off the landscape
        • navigation courses over terrain which may be muddy or uneven
        • dealing with the elements (Hot, Cold, Rain, Snow, etc.)
        • As part of the final exercise: On the 2nd night, you will sleep in a temporary shelter that you construct and will have access to limited gear. No exceptions will be made unless you leave the course entirely.

        Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from the base camp near the parking area.

        Water will be available from jugs located in Base Camp. We continually check the water supply to make sure it is readily available.

        We do not allow anyone to remain at camp without an instructor present

        If you suffer from a medical condition that requires medication, please bring your prescribed medicines with you. If you undergo surgery or a hospital stay within 30 days of the class, DO NOT attempt this course.

        Highly recommend - physically prepare yourself at least 1-3 months in advance of this class. Based on your “starting point” physical condition.

        • Hiking: uneven terrain will provide the most benefit.
        • Walking: (at least 3-5 times weekly) for 5K
        • Work your way up to a pack weight of 50lb before the class begins

        As the premier school for self-reliance, our training exceeds that of any other school in the nation; so please take it seriously and take the time to physically prepare.

        This class is the Foundation, without it, you may not pass higher-level classes. No refunds will be issued for classes you do not pass or those you quit.

        Non-Patch Qualification Policy

        • When a student enrolls it is fully expected that they intend to certify in Basic Survival (by going for the patch).
        • If you fall behind but are doing your best, we will support your effort 100%! We will encourage you to keep it up and complete the course to the best of your ability.
        •  Should you be unable to keep up with the group due to physical injury or other health problem(s), we will go above and beyond to assist you by aiding in your mobility, administering hydration and personal motivation! Should those efforts fail, leaving you unable to complete the course, we will need to ask you to leave the school grounds.
        • If you (tap out) quit at any point, a helper will be assigned to aid you in packing up your gear and you will need to exit the school grounds.
        • Again, it is PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE, to complete the course without qualifying for the patch, just let your instructor know that this is your desire.

          Qualifications Issued

          • To those graduating from the course, a Basic Class Patch and Certificate of Completion, signed by the Instructional staff will be issued to you.
          • To those remaining throughout the course but did not meet the requirements of Patch Qualification, a Certificate of Training shall be issued to you, signed by the Instructional staff.
          • Both documents note Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) awarded.

            Age Requirements

            • You must be 13 yrs or older to attend this class. Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult registered with that class.
            • Young Adults 13 to 17 are full price.

              If your child is left in camp repeatedly or left alone to be cared for by staff, you may be asked to leave the class.

              If you bring a minor that is not your child, you must have a signed Emergency Care Authorization form filled out by that child's parent(s) or legal guardian. Reference your Confirmation email for this document.

              Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be no camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the classes conclude.

              Each class is instructed by highly trained and professional outdoor/wilderness instructors. Each instructor teaches the Pathfinder School system and is authorized by Dave Canterbury. Instructors, including Dave Canterbury, can vary class to class.

              Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you.  From there you will be lead to the school property.

              Nearby Hotels:

              Comfort Inn

              605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

              Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

              Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

              Days Inn 

              972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

              Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

              Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

              Red Roof Inn

              1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

              Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

              Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

               

              Nearby Camp Grounds:

              Lake Alma State Park

              422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

              Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

              Jackson Lake State Park

              35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

              Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

              Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

               

              The following options are:

              A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

              1. 8 Bunks are available
              2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
              3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
              4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
              5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
              6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
              7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

               

              B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

              This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

              1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
              2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
              3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
              4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
              5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
              6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

              All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

              NOTE:

              Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

              Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

              There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

              Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

              All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

              Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

              If you need to cancel..

              Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

              Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

              If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

              If a class gets canceled...

              We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

              Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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              BP (Michigan, United States)
              havent gone yet

              but looking forward to it. The gathering in July as well

              M
              Mauricio Vergara (New York, United States)
              From Central Park to Ohio forest

              The course was beyond my expectations, I learnt a lot of new things. Instructors are very knowledgeable, polite and David was supervising in every moment all steps of the course. I was surprised about how rich and diverse is the environment in the Woods, from trees that are used to start a fire using their wood, leaves or cortex. I was able to recognize Ivy plants in the trees, use a compas to navigate in the forest and different techniques to make a fire. I shared my story with all my friends that laugh about my inexperience and lack of physical preparedness for the class. I really enjoyed the class and I'm looking forward to sign up in the next class for modern trapping. Overall a great experience.

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              Martin Hill (Arizona, United States)
              Looking forward to going!!!

              Haven’t gone yet, going to the basic class in September of 2022! Looking forward to it!

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              Jason Callaway (Tennessee, United States)
              Great class!

              I recommend getting yourself prepared a few months before the class . It will make your experience better. It’s just an observation.

              C
              Casey (Wisconsin, United States)
              Better than expected, this class is Outstanding!!

              I learned alot and had a ton of fun at the basic class, when they say basic doesn't mean easy, they mean it!! Take the time to physically prepare and also work on some of the basic skills like knots, firecraft, and use your Sunnto MC2 before you go and you'll have a better experience than if you don't. These guys really encourage you to push yourself just beyond your limits and that's how you better yourself.

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