San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The standard teaches people who are new to the survival community the most important basic skills in a wilderness survival situation. Shelter, Water, Fire, Food, Tools! The survival standard is very comprehensive and covers a multitude of different subjects about wilderness survival with or without modern equipment. This class is very intensive and is almost entirely hands on with very little lecture time. Most of the five days will actually be spent doing physical work and you will practice building and using all the skills/items listed below. So you should be prepared to deal with inclement weather, bugs, animals, poison ivy, and other things that will add to your discomfort. This course is the first step in learning how to be completely self reliant in the wilderness and the rest of our wilderness survival standard course will complete your transformation. Check our Wilderness Survival Certification page for more info.
-Building primitive shelters Hot and Cold weather; Modified Debris Hut/Swamp Bed, tarp configurations
-Procuring water with primitive methods including: tapping trees and using plants to purify water, Sip Wells, solar purification, rock boiling, conservation of fluids, dew collection, as well as several modern methods for purifying water.
-Fire making techniques including: tinder prep, fire stacking methods, firesteel, primitive bow drill, creating an all night fire, and much more!
-Fishing methods including: primitive fishing traps, modern methods with limited tools, survival fishing techniques
-Primitive and Modern trapping: the use of conibear traps, modern/primitive snares, pauite deadfall, figure four deadfall, T-bar snare, etc.
-Primitive Hunting techniques includes: throwing stick, stalking, camo
-Tracking/ the student will be taught the basics of sign tracking for procuring food
-Tool construction/ we will cover several different ways you can utilize items from your environment to create tools, cordage, wood working implements, and much more
-Primitive Navigation Methods
-Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants/ throughout the course we will be learning the uses of different plants for edible, medicinal, and utilitarian uses!
Day 1- Students will build at least two primitive shelters.
Day 2- Comprehensive breakdown of several primitive and modern methods for water procurement
Day 3- Fire/we will be practicing primitive and modern fire making for the entire day.
Day 4- Food procurement methods/ Sit spot, pauite deadfall, split stick figure four, conibear traps and modern snares, yo yo traps, wild edibles, fish spear, and much more.
Day 5- Tools/ Sit spot, Improvised cutting tools, using sandstone, methods of rescue, cordage making, throwing stick, 22 shooting, primitive navigation
NOTE: Each student will receive either a certificate of completion or our a Official Sigma 3 Survival Basic Certification if you can pass the tests throughout the course. Check the requirements for more info on becoming certified!
Equipment Needed: Fixed blade knife, landscape saw (recommend: corona saw @ Lowes) outdoor clothing, boots, overnight camping gear, small backpack, and food. 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: 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!
Location: Huntington, AR
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Sigma 3 Survival School
Sigma 3 Survival School in
Arkansas provides training
for SERE, wilderness survival,
tactical, self reliance, bushcraft,
& home preparedness.