This course is open to military personnel and is similar in nature to the training we provide for SERE and Special Operations units. It is divided into both mountain and desert survival training. The first 2.5 days of training are held at our high-desert basecamp and the remaining 2.5 days are held at elevation in the mountains/forest near Flagstaff. The course is limited to 10 participants. Transportation to and from the course site is provided along with three meals a day. Our teaching style is heavy on hard skills and light on lecture. Participants can bring any gear they want to use or try out and are also welcome to sleep out each night in one of our natural shelters. As the emphasis is on skills and field application, hiking is minimal.
- Survival Psychology: lessons learned from actual survivors.
- Survival kits and specialized gear for desert & mountain environments.
- Wilderness medicine overview: common backcountry ailments/injuries and personal med kits.
- Primitive & modern firemaking methods.
- Concealment shelters.
- Heat & cold related injuries and prevention methods.
- Finding water in the desert & purification methods.
- Signaling for rescue.
- Wilderness Hazards: rattlesnakes, scorpions, flash floods, etc…
- Traps, snares, and edible/medicinal plants.
- Mountain Survival & High altitude concerns for pre-deployment.
Course begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and ends on Sunday by 3 p.m. in Flagstaff. Most participants fly into Phoenix or Las Vegas and obtain lodging in Flagstaff the night before and after the course. Upon registering, a detailed information packet is provided which contains directions, gear list, and medical forms. A certificate of completion is also provided. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Dates: July 29-August 10 (13 Days)
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Note: This course is closed to the public