The WINTER72 Course will equip you to survive practical winter emergencies such as your car becoming stranded, spending a couple of nights camping, or having to walk out from a frozen wasteland. We will teach you how to create shelters that get as warm as 90 degrees in the coldest of conditions, how to save yourself from becoming hypothermic, and how to make fires when your hands are freezing cold and when you're body aches. This course is based on teaching in Dr. Hunt's book, The Gospel of Survival

Our survival skills will revolutionize your outdoor training by pushing you beyond the limits you would otherwise push yourself to achieve. We believe you operate at the lowest level you are trained, so prepare to have your bar for basic survival skills raised! During the course, you can expect to walk roughly 3-5 miles. You will be carrying all your gear in addition to materials for projects, which you will collect off the landscape. 
You will complete various timed exercises, individually, and as part of a team. Each task is designed to make you more self-reliant. If you don't quit, we won't quit on you! Class pace is dictated by student participation if the group is struggling physically or mentally due to heat. rain, etc, class naturally moves at a slower pace.

 

Come and experience real professional training from instructors that genuinely care about your well-being and want to see you succeed. 

 

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What to Expect:

  • Hikes over rugged terrain of 1-2 miles per day

  • Repeated collection of sticks and other material from the landscape

  • Navigation courses over strenuous terrain

  • Weather (Hot, Cold, Rain, Snow, etc.)

  • 1-night in an emergency survival shelter with minimal equipment

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Where we train:

  • 4hr in a classroom, the rest afield

  • Tarps/ Parachute at base camp to help shield from rain

  • Outhouses within 50 yds of base camps

  • Woodland training environment, expect ticks and bugs

  • Water available at base camps from water jugs

  • Entire Staff is medically trained

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Our Camp Chef will Cook:

  • Chef decides menu

  • Friday: Lunch & Dinner

  • Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Sunday: Breakfast

  • No alcohol allowed on-premises

  • Bring your own snacks and hydration mixes (Gatorade, etc.)

  • If you have dietary restrictions, bring your own food

  • Please bring your prescribed medications if required

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  • 2 1/2 days & 2 nights of training

  • Friday: 9AM - Until Finished

  • Saturday: 7AM- Until Finished 

  • Sunday: 7AM - 11AM

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  • 2 1/2 days & 2 nights of training

  • Meals Provided

  • Trained Staff + Medical Support

  • An unforgetable experience

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Base Camp Gear:

  • Upon arrival, you will establish your personal base camp. Camp however you want (Tarp, Tent, or Hammock).

  • The morning of Day 2, you will strike this camp and pack it all away.    

  • Winter Clothes, Gloves and extra Boots

Survival Gear Required:

 

  • 1. Cutting Tools: Survival Knife & Buck Saw

  • 2. Combustion Device: Lighter, Ferro Rod, UCO 8hr Candle & Firestarters

  • 3. Cover: 5x7 Tarp, 2 Drum Liners, and 4 Tent Stakes & 9x9+ Size Heavy Tarp

  • 4. Container: 32+ oz Steel Bottle or Canteen, and 2 Drum Liners

  • 5. Cordage: 100+ feet of Paracord or #36 Tarred Bankline

  • 6. Cargo: Gorilla Tape (Small Roll)

  • 7. Compass: Orienteering Compass with notebook and pencil

  • 8. Candling Device: Head Lamp + Spare Batteries

  • 9. Combination Tool: Multi tool or Swiss Army Knife

  • 10.Cloth: 3x3 100% cotton bandanna or T-shirt

  • 11.Cerate: Medicinal Salves, Basic First Aid kit

  • 12.Circumvention: Water Filter (Grayl or Sawyer)