This class is a 3 day intermediate level class and a continuation of our Level 1 Basic class. During this class, we will continue to build on the skills learned in the first class. We then introduce basic trapping, game processing, and camp kitchen basics. This class will have challenges and you have to pass them to continue on to the advanced class. We STRONGLY recommend taking the Level 1 class prior to this one as we will not reteach Level 1 material if someone opts not to come to Level 1. It does a disservice to the rest of the class. One child under the age of 18 is permitted per paying adult free of charge.
- Hiking Boots
Please break these in prior to class or you will not have a pleasant time.
- Weather appropriate clothes and socks
- 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
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.
Bring extra batteries and must have a red light setting.
- Headlamp (1 x)
- 10'x10' tarp or hammock, etc.
Shelter for the weekend
- Full Tang Knife - Good Quality
no Rambo knives please. If needed we can make recommendations.
6.5 inch or less cutting surface
- Tent, hammock, etc -
Shelter for the weekend
- 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
FIRST AID INSTRUCTION
Refresher, C-Shelter/, Improvements/, Body/, Temp Regulation
Bow Drill/, Flint, Char/, Wood Processing/, Intro to Hand Drill
LAND NAV. INSPECTION
Obstructed Terrain/, Hand Rails/, Back Stops
Modern/, Deadfalls/, Snares
INTERMEDIATE SURVIVAL TEST
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE TAKEN LEVEL
1: LVL1 - BASIC SURVIVAL
OUR INSTRUCTORS WILL ONLY BE REVIEWING THE MATERIAL COVERED IN THE PREVIOUS CLASS. IT DOES A DISSERVICE TO THE REST OF THE CLASS IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY PREPARED TO TAKE THIS CLASS.
START: Fri - Oct 13, 2023 (6:00PM)
CLOSE: Sun - Oct 15, 2023 (1:00PM)
START: Fri - Dec 01, 2023 (6:00PM)
CLOSE: Sun - Dec 03, 2023 (1:00PM)
Tobacco products are allowed but clean up after yourself and be respectful of others. We do not need a forest fire.
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.
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
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.