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Intermediate Survival Class - OHIO (23461036033)

*Pathfinder Classes are not eligible for discounts.

Intermediate Survival Class

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

 

4 Day, 3 Night Course, 3.5 CEU's

The Intermediate course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced class. We will be focusing on relying less on modern conveniences by implementing primitive survival techniques and practices that will better prepare them for longer-term wilderness living. Students in this class will experience sleep, food, and water deprivation and will be expected to Trek distances up to 10K and make fire by friction off the landscape to pass this course.

Click Here for Required Equipment List

Class Outline

  • Principle of Shelter Craft
  • Roving Camps vs Base Camp mentality
  • Friction and Percussion Fire
  • Water Collection and Disinfection
  • Navigation by Terrain and Celestial Bodies
  • Map Reading and Self Mapping
  • Resource Management
  • Crafting usable objects for a Camp Setting
  • Primitive Hunting Implements and Trapping
  • Foraging and Medicinal Trees
  • Preserving Meat sources
  • Hikes of 5+ miles (with your gear) at a time to collect sticks and other materials off the landscape
  • Navigation over uneven and potentially very muddy terrain while carrying your gear
  • As part of the training you will be required to sleep in a primitive shelter all 3 nights. You will have limited gear for comfort- no exceptions are made, if you cannot make fire, you simply will not have it.

IMPORTANT: Regardless of your experience or skill level in the woods, the Pioneer class is an intense class and is definitely a few steps above the Basic class.

*It is strongly recommended that you take the Basic class before Intermediate.

Facilities - Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from 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

Preparing for the Class:

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 3-4 times weekly) for 5K-10K
  • Work your way up to a pack weight of 50lb

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.

Non-Patch Qualification Policy

  • When a student enrolls it is fully expected that they intend to certify in Intermediate 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 Intermediate 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 Requirement: Students must be at least 16 years of age to attend this course. It's strongly recommended that they have completed a Basic Survival course prior to enrollment.

About our School:

  • Fully Insured
  • Red Cross Certified Training Facility
  • EMT’s and Paramedic’s on Staff
  • AED on Location 
  • Epinephrine on Location
  • Instructors are CPR and Wilderness First Aid Red Cross Certified 
  • Low Student to Instructor to create a Pedagogy learning environment. 
  • Most Instructors either former Military, EMS, or LE
  • Lead Instructor is NASAR Advanced Search and Rescue Certified 
  • 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 Acres 

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 concludes. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult registered for the class.

NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO ORDER ITEMS FROM SELF RELIANCE OUTFITTERS YOU MUST DO SO NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CLASS TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR GEAR. ORDERS CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO THE SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR PICK UP.

Disclaimer:
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. 

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 concludes.

Intermediate Class Required Gear List

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 follow the instructor in your vehicle 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.

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, 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. 

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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Intermediate Scout Survival Class

$600.00 USD

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*Pathfinder Classes are not eligible for discounts.

Intermediate Survival Class

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

 

4 Day, 3 Night Course, 3.5 CEU's

The Intermediate course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced class. We will be focusing on relying less on modern conveniences by implementing primitive survival techniques and practices that will better prepare them for longer-term wilderness living. Students in this class will experience sleep, food, and water deprivation and will be expected to Trek distances up to 10K and make fire by friction off the landscape to pass this course.

Click Here for Required Equipment List

Class Outline

  • Principle of Shelter Craft
  • Roving Camps vs Base Camp mentality
  • Friction and Percussion Fire
  • Water Collection and Disinfection
  • Navigation by Terrain and Celestial Bodies
  • Map Reading and Self Mapping
  • Resource Management
  • Crafting usable objects for a Camp Setting
  • Primitive Hunting Implements and Trapping
  • Foraging and Medicinal Trees
  • Preserving Meat sources
  • Hikes of 5+ miles (with your gear) at a time to collect sticks and other materials off the landscape
  • Navigation over uneven and potentially very muddy terrain while carrying your gear
  • As part of the training you will be required to sleep in a primitive shelter all 3 nights. You will have limited gear for comfort- no exceptions are made, if you cannot make fire, you simply will not have it.

IMPORTANT: Regardless of your experience or skill level in the woods, the Pioneer class is an intense class and is definitely a few steps above the Basic class.

*It is strongly recommended that you take the Basic class before Intermediate.

Facilities - Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from 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

Preparing for the Class:

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 3-4 times weekly) for 5K-10K
  • Work your way up to a pack weight of 50lb

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.

Non-Patch Qualification Policy

  • When a student enrolls it is fully expected that they intend to certify in Intermediate 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 Intermediate 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 Requirement: Students must be at least 16 years of age to attend this course. It's strongly recommended that they have completed a Basic Survival course prior to enrollment.

About our School:

  • Fully Insured
  • Red Cross Certified Training Facility
  • EMT’s and Paramedic’s on Staff
  • AED on Location 
  • Epinephrine on Location
  • Instructors are CPR and Wilderness First Aid Red Cross Certified 
  • Low Student to Instructor to create a Pedagogy learning environment. 
  • Most Instructors either former Military, EMS, or LE
  • Lead Instructor is NASAR Advanced Search and Rescue Certified 
  • 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 Acres 

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 concludes. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult registered for the class.

NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO ORDER ITEMS FROM SELF RELIANCE OUTFITTERS YOU MUST DO SO NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CLASS TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR GEAR. ORDERS CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO THE SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR PICK UP.

Disclaimer:
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. 

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 concludes.

Intermediate Class Required Gear List

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 follow the instructor in your vehicle 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.

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, 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. 

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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Austin (Maryland, United States)
Incredible Experience

This class was exactly how they describe it on the page. It was an incredible experience, one that I will remember fondly with a chuckle at how unprepared I was. I had never executed one of the tasks that was required and boy did I pay for it. BUT, while I was struggling, the instructors were right there next to me. They never gave up me, even at 3 AM. I will forever be greatful for the quality of people at the Pathfinder School. I look forward to learning and attending more classes with them.

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richard ranalli (Ohio, United States)
Intermediate class

Didn't go yet not till March.

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Tom Moore (North Carolina, United States)
If you're thinking of going.... Do it!

I heard multiple people say, "Basic doesn't mean easy." in regards to this class, and they were right. While it requires some physical exertion and endurance, and there is a lot of information transfer, it is extremely rewarding to have been able to attend the class, complete the deliverables, and come home with the patch! The skills and information learned in this course could easily save your life. The weekend that I attended, it rained frequently. We learned how to start fires despite the weather that we were experiencing, and while it was a struggle at times, the experience taught me that it is possible with the right knowledge and tools. The instructors are world-class, and their desire to have students succeed is evident. Take the jump, learn some valuable skills, prepare and go with a 'Don't Quit' attitude, and you won't regret it!

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Larry R
Unequivocal experience

The stress itself is almost addictive. Intermediate demands a high level of performance in an overwhelming environment. The certificate of completion by itself commands respect

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Don Dagnall (Ohio, United States)
Don’s Intermediate review

My experience of the intermediate course was one of challenge, mentally, and physically. The course build on the basic course but kicked up a few notches. Taking this class has put my mind into a different area of what I can put myself through and make it out. The course instruction is geared toward the next step passed the basic level, they expect you to know your knots, what materials you need to produce fire, shelter building, and Navigation etc… This course will challenge your physical conditioning above and beyond basic, for anybody taking this class make sure you can hike up to 6 miles with your pack fully loaded. The physical fitness aspect of this class needs to be your top priority. The class builds on the skills you have and the ones you are instructed to do at this course. This class is one of the most beneficial challenges I have ever done in my life. The instructors of this course same as the prior basic course expect a lot from you, and if you don’t quit on them they will not quit on you. I can’t stress enough on what to bring to this course “STICK TO THE LIST” provided under the course description. Do not bring any extras thinking you can just carry them with you during class. On the first day your gear dump will eliminate all contraband not allowed in this course so just save yourself the headache and do not bring anything other than the list unless Dave or Shawn tell you to. This will make gear dump, and check faster so your class get started instead of asking hey can I bring this, the answer will be no stick to the list period. For anyone wanting to take it to the next level of survival training this course is not for the faint at heart, and in my view a highly recommend course for improving your survival skills, and bushcraft skills.

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