Due to popular demand this is a new class at Texas Survival School. Where our normal Level 1 Basic Class centers around surviving a 72 hour scenario with a combination of modern and primitive gear and techniques, this 3 day class is the foundation for our new completely primitive series of classes that will include more classes to come. This class sets the foundation for more advanced classes by focusing on primitive fire, water, cordage, tools, navigation, and shelter while also introducing students to primitive weapons and flint knapping, which will then get expanded in more depth in the Primitive Intermediate Series of Level 2 focused class.
- Full Tang Knife - Good Quality
no Rambo knives please. If needed we can make recommendations.
6.5 inch or less cutting surface
- Paracord or a roll of #36 Tarred Bankline
Bring extra batteries and must have a red light setting.
- Manual Hand-Saw
Preferably bow or folding
- Water Container
Stainless steel bottle with nesting cup. It must be non-insulated... that Yeti may explode.
- Ferrocerium Rod
- Journal and something to write with
Carpenters pencils work quite well, as do space pens.
- 10'x10' or less tarp
- Tent Stakes
- 100% Cotton Bandanas
- 10'x10' tarp or hammock, etc.
Shelter for the weekend
- Sleeping bag
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)
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE TAKEN LEVEL
1: LVL1 - BASIC SURVIVALL
2: LVL2 - INTERMEDIATE SURVIVAL
2: LVL3 - ADVANCE SURVIVAL
OUR INSTRUCTORS WILL NOT BE COVERING THE MATERIALS FROM PREVIOUS CLASSES. IT DOES A DISSERVICE TO THE REST OF THE CLASS IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY PREPARED TO TAKE THIS CLASS.
MORE DATES TO BE SCHEDULED SOON
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.