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Intro to Survival (3 days, 2-night course)
The perfect course to introduce yourself to survival training. If you "have always wanted to do that" and are ready to start your journey of learning Survival skills and concepts, this is the course for you. Learn from some of the best Instructors in the business in a relaxed, low-stress environment. This class will also help prepare each student for our Basic Survival course by providing you with some of the essential skills necessary, which you can continue to practice on your own, if you choose to take your training to the next level!
Students will be Provided (Emergency Kit for Learning) so Simple Camp Gear is all that is required for this class.
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A confirmation email will be sent after the purchase with all class details.
Adult price (16 yrs. or older) $400
Youth price (11 yrs. to 16 yrs old) $100
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. 1KM There are no timed deliverables or qualifications in this class so no pressure.
Meals at Breakfast Lunch and Dinner will also be provided for Students with a group cleaning station for washing up
- 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
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.
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
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 and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training without both forms being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.
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.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I just got back from attending the pilot class of “Introduction to Survival”. 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 “Basic Survival” 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 don’t want to deal with the pressure of the “Basic Survival” class. In fact, if you are new to survival, you may want to take the “Introduction to Survival” class first, then take the “Basic Survival” 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 aren’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 isn’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.
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. I’m coming back.