Difficulty Rating: Level 2
The Advanced Standard has changed for the year of 2016 and we are adding 2 extra days to this course to cover some extra skills not covered before. The advanced survival training standard course takes the skills from the Survival Standard Course and builds on them to enable you to survive long term in the wilderness. This advanced wilderness survival training 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 training courses is to slowly transition you into being able to live completely off the land and make you a completely self reliant survivalist. 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!
In this course, we will take you far beyond the normal survival training of the 72 hour survivor. Not only will you learn survival skills but you will also learn how to process an animal from beginning to end. Each class will kill a goat and process it for food and for learning. You will make cordage from it's hide and then we'll teach you how to make it into cordage so you can have better rope for friction fire. This course is going to re-connect you with the survival 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 wilderness survival training to make life easy instead of a struggle. Always trying to attain 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:
-Butchering/ You will kill, butcher, and process a goat from beginning to end.
-Bushcraft Cooking/ We will process the goat and teach you jerky making as well as several other bushcraft cooking.
-Making rawhide from the hide and processing it into useful cordage.
-Primitive Pottery making with clay/ How to build an entire bush kitchen from nothing.
-Building a Survival Bow (Quicky bow)/ This section will show you how to make a bow of similar quality to a longbow in a few days without pre-drying the stave.
-Primitive Hand drill and Totally Primitive Bow Drill; Bark cordage
-Advanced Survival Trapping/ We will cover a plethora of primitive and modern traps.
-Basket Fish Traps & other useful fishing tactics/ You will build a large basket fish trap, crawdad trap, and other survival fishing tactics.
-Basket Making, Bark Containers, & Quivers
-Camp Craft and Bushcraft Cooking
-Wild edibles and medicinal plants
The survival training is very intensive and is almost entirely hands on with very little lecture time. The advanced survival training standard is not so difficult that family and children can't attend though. This is the perfect family course for learning bushcraft in a family friendly environment. These are skills that your friends will be impressed with the next time you go camping and these are skills that tend to stick with you for a lifetime. The skills are taught in a laid back survival camp environment and this class is an important build up to our Scout Survival Challenge. Our advanced survival training standard course will prepare you for our grueling final scout survival course, but this course is fairly easy. Self Reliance skills truly give you an empowered feeling because after your training with SIGMA 3 Survival School, you will be confident to walk into any environment and take care of yourself, your friends, and your family. If you need advanced survival training to increase your bushcraft skills and overall comfort, then this is the perfect course for you!
Food and Water Required: Water will be provided and food is your own choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as our Camp Ready Meals or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. Our camp ready meals are the healthiest option on the market! You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Walmart and several local eateries are within a close drive away.
Minimum Survival Tools Required:
-Poncho or Rain Gear
-Fixed blade knife & folding saw
-Overnight Camping Gear