Ancient Pathways, LLC - School of Primitive Technology and Wilderness Skills Survival Courses [Flagstaff Arizona]

Military Survival Course | July 29-August 10, 2017-Closed

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.

An Army group sitting under a parachute studying outdoor survival techniques.Skills and Topics covered:

  • 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 for further information.

Course Details:

Dates: July 29-August 10 (13 Days)

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona

Note: This course is closed to the public

Contact Information

Ancient Pathways, LLC
2532 N 4th St, PMB #313
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004-3712


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