775 Scarlett Drive | Lucas TX 75002 | (214) 883-0163

LEVEL 1

BASIC SURVIVAL CLASS

You Must Be Able To Walk Through Wooded Terrain Up To 2 Miles To Take This Class
STUDENT FEE: $200.00
Free Minor with Accompanying Adult.

CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is the foundational precursor for all other classes. It will give the student a good foundation for primitive and modern survival techniques in the following areas: first aid, signaling, body temp regulation, fire creation, shelter building, water procurement, and land navigation. Additionally, we will go over the tools that we carry as survivalists as well as discuss building a safety-first and priority-oriented mindset. Your mentality is essential to survival. We teach realistic survival and pride ourselves on hands-on training so be prepared to do some work, cover a lot of material, and probably get a bit dirty.

SELECTED

REQUIRED GEAR

  • Backpack
  • Hiking Boots
    Please break these in prior to class or you will not have a pleasant time.
  • Weather appropriate clothes and socks
    2-3 changes
  • Water Container
    Stainless steel bottle with nesting cup.  It must be non-insulated... that Yeti may explode.
  • Ferrocerium Rod
  • Lighter or pack of matches
  • Magnifying Glass
  • 100% Cotton Bandanas
  • 10'x10' or less tarp
  • Paracord or a roll of #36 Tarred Bankline
    100ft
  • Compass
    You must be able to point and aim the compass and it must have degrees marked on it.
  • Journal and something to write with
    Carpenters pencils work quite well, as do space pens.
  • Headlamp
    Bring extra batteries and must have a red light setting.
  • Full Tang Knife - Good Quality
    no Rambo knives please.  If needed we can make recommendations.
    6.5 inch or less cutting surface
  • Tent Stakes

OPTIONAL GEAR

  • Sleeping Bags (1 x)

    Whatever you plan to sleep in but keep current weather in mind.

  • Food and Snacks
    This will be your meals for the weekend. This means steak, bacon, or whatever. Keep in mind all meals are cooked over an open fire.
  • Small Cooler
    We will provide drinking water but small coolers are welcome
  • First Aid & Medication
    Bring any needed medications or first aid supplies for an outdoor environment. Sunscreen and lotion for poison ivy sometimes comes in handy.
  • Toilet paper and / or baby wipes.
    This is survival so "facilities" are primitive but there is an old school outhouse.
  • Folding Chair (1 x)
  • Sleeping bag
    Whatever you plan to sleep in but keep current weather in mind
  • Tent, hammock, etc -
    Shelter for the weekend

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
5:00PM
Check-In
5:00PM
CAMP SET-UP
6:00PM
INTRODUCTIONS
6:15PM
SAFETY TRAINING
6:30PM
CAMP ETIQUETTE
6:45PM
CAMP HYGIENE
7:00PM
LIGHT DISCIPLINE
7:15PM
DINNER PREPARATION
7:30PM
5C THEORY
8:00PM
GEAR SHOW & TELL
8:30PM
LIGHTS OUT
SATURDAY
7:00AM
WAKE-UP
7:30AM
BREAKFAST
8:15AM
FIRST AID INSTRUCTION
9:45AM
1ST BREAK
10:30AM
KNOT INSTRUCTION
11:15AM
SHELTER
12:15PM
LUNCH
1:00PM
FIRE INSTRUCTION
1:45PM
WATER INSTRUCTION
2:15PM
2ND BREAK
3:00PM
LAND NAV. INSPECTION
5:00PM
DINNER
SUNDAY
8:00AM
WAKE-UP
8:30AM
BREAKFAST
9:15AM
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PLEASE NOTE...

Tobacco products are allowed but clean up after yourself and be respectful of others. We do not need a forest fire.

PROHIBITED GEAR

FIREARMS OF ANY KIND
If you have a CHL or carry in your vehicle that is fine but leave it there.
ALCOHOL / RECREATIONAL DRUGS
This is not allowed for this class.
ANIMALS
Dogs, cats, monkeys, your pet llama, whatever....they should stay at home
CAMPERS / 5th WHEELS / OFF ROAD VEHICLES
This is survival, not the KOA campground

REFUND POLICY

CLASS FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE WE WILL ALLOW YOU TO RESCHEDULE ONLY ONE TIME BEFORE YOU FORFEIT YOUR MONEY. THE ONLY TIME THIS DOESN'T APPLY IS IF A CLASS IS CANCELLED BY TEXAS SURVIVAL SCHOOL.
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