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Required Gear for all Classes:
-Basic Kit
-Complete Kit
-Ultimate Kit
-Water, Snacks, and Lunch
-Adequate Clothing for Weather and Bugs

Tim Swanson
Wilderness Survival Skills Instructor
Shirley, Massachusetts
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Learn basic & advanced survival skills and immediately put them to the test in this multi-day survival challenge!

Join us for this three day survival class and challenge in which you learn survival skills in a "real life" setting. Although this class is open to all experience levels, prospective students must be aware that we will be sleeping in shelters we build, staying warm by a camp fire, and not eating a traditional 3 meals a day. On Friday, students will show up, set up their tents at their campsites, and settle in. After Friday morning, we cover many skills. These include fire building with rubbing two sticks together, shelter building, foraging, knife skills, primitive weapons, and other survival skills to set you up for an overnight trip. On Saturday, students will participate in a series of survival skills challenges. These range from target practice, fire challenges, and more (challenges are intentionally kept vague to add the element of surprise). On Saturday night, students will participate in a "lost in the woods" scenario in which they must build a survival camp, fire from the landscape, boil water with natural materials, make a shelter, and other survival tasks. Sunday is reserved for clean up, prizes, and closing ceremony.

Required Gear:

  • OEWS Complete Survival Kit

  • Tent Camping Equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad)

  • Cooking Equipment for Meals (camp stove, pots, pans, utensils, cup, food, etc)

  • Poncho (rain jacket and pants are fine, but you can't make a tarp shelter from a rain jacket)

  • Comfortably Warm Clothing to Camp for the Weekend (bring extra layers to leave in car)

  • Water Bottles, Snacks, Coffee/Tea, Personal Items

  • Personal First Aid Kit and Prescriptions

This class is geared for adults, however mature minors are welcome to join. We do not set an age minimum but rather set a maturity standard. It is up to the parents to decide if they feel their child or teen is mature enough for a 3 day survival class. All students are expected to maintain a respect level for all students and carry themselves as individuals. If you feel your child will be interruptive to the flow of class, or hinder your independent learning, this class will not be for them and we encourage you to look at our children's survival classes, which are specifically structured for kids. Students below the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The ticket price covers the cost for 1 student, regardless of age.

*This class has no prerequisites to join, as we will teach you foundational skills before we teach advanced skills. Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival's students who are pursuing the Alula Certification, must take this class, and Wilderness Survival 1-4 to receive their certification and feather pin.

This class will be held at the Moose Ridge Wilderness School in

Upton, Maine

August 16th-18th, 2024

CLICK HERE to sign up.

E-mail with any questions.

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