San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The advanced standard course takes the skills from the The Survival Standard Course and builds on them to enable the survivor to increase their bushcraft comfort and understanding. This course is designed to take your bushcraft skills to the next level and hone the fine art of living from the land. The techniques we are going to demonstrate are the same tactics our survival instructors have used in their own longer term bushcraft trips and we have proven these techniques in a variety of environments and have always met success with them. SIGMA 3 isn’t going to teach you dogmatic techniques you will find in survival manuals, we are going to show you what we call “The 1% Information” that separates the men from the boys when it comes to surviving in comfort in the wilderness. Some of the techniques demonstrated in this survival course were used by our instructor Josh Hamlin to live off the land for over 2 years with no modern tools! To read his story click here Alone in the Wilderness! The purpose of the wilderness survival standard courses is to slowly transition you into being able to live completely off the land and make you a completely self reliant survivalist. SIGMA 3 Survival School isn’t an organization that is going to teach you how to get out of the woods, we are a wilderness immersion school that hones the finest survival instructors and students anywhere in the world. I can promise you after this course is over you won’t fear the wilderness anymore, getting lost will be a vacation to get some dirt time instead of a survival scenario! You combine our standard courses with our medical and tactical courses and you will have the skills to never come back to the house if you so choose!
In this course, we will take you far beyond the skills of the 72 hour survivor. This course is going to re-connect you with the skills that kept our ancestors alive since the beginning of time, and teach you how to not just survive but how to thrive in the wilderness. We always teach our students that you don’t get any kudos for suffering, the superior survivor will use his knowledge of bushcraft to make life easy instead of a struggle. Attaining some basic level of comfort in your shelter, procuring water quickly and efficiently, making fire on a whim in any conditions, and forage food in abundance from the land around us is what SIGMA 3 cadre strives to teach our students.
Subjects Covered Include:
-Advanced shelter building
-Primitive Hand drill
-Advanced Survival Trapping
-Basket Fish Traps & other useful fishing tactics
-Improvised primitive weapons and bows
-Clay Pottery and Vine Containers
-Camp Craft and Bushcraft Cooking
-Advanced primitive trap building
-Wild edibles and medicinal plants
The advanced standard is the second part of a 3 part Wilderness Survival Certification series of courses that will transform the average person to a highly skilled survivalist in a short amount of time. You do not have to take the basic survival standard in order to attend this course. Be prepared for difficult conditions, inclement weather, bugs, hazardous plants, and animals because SIGMA 3 believe the best training always happens during the worst conditions! Sign up today and see if you have what it takes to be a True Survivor!
NOTE: Each student will receive either a certificate of completion or our a Official Sigma 3 Survival Advanced Certification if you can pass the tests throughout the course. If you plan to go for certification then please inform an instructor at the time of your arrival. Check the requirements for more info on becoming certified!
Equipment Needed: Fixed blade knife preferable a Swedish Mora style knife, outdoor clothing, boots, overnight camping gear, small backpack, and food/water. Check Recommended items list for more details! Please contact us if you have questions about the gear needed. We have knives and axes available for use at camp if you don’t have one.
ATTENTION: You are always welcome to camp out the night before and the night after any course. Just let us know in advance! This course will be conducted entirely within our primitive camp. Backpacking equipment not needed, as we will stay close to our camp at all times. We also have a 4 wheeler to haul all gear back and forth! Bring whatever you need!
When & Where
Sigma 3 Survival School
Sigma 3 Survival School in
Arkansas provides training
for SERE, wilderness survival,
tactical, self reliance, bushcraft,
& home preparedness.