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Tim Swanson
Wilderness Survival Skills Instructor
Shirley, Massachusetts
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Every custom course is priced specifically to that course. Many factors determine the price once I know: the duration of the program, the number of participants, course content and distance of travel.


Please feel free to ask me any questions that you have through email. Contact me to schedule a cool class! Thank you for your interest in learning with Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival. Please consider following me on Facebook and Instagram @owleyeswilderness.

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Deepen your connections in this earth based survival class. These intermediate level skills will prepare you for unexpected situations.


Foundational skills for hikers, backpackers, hunters, trail runners, or anyone wishing to enjoy the outdoors. Survival 2 preps you with outdoor survival and bushcraft skills that will build your confidence, expand your knowledge, and deepen your connection to nature.

This class is a continuation of the Alula Program offered by Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival. This program is for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge and skillset. Students will start at Survival 1- a 6 hour class, and work their way up to Survival 6- a 6 day survival trip. A feather patch is given to show progress at the end of each class.

Survival 2 can be taken after successful completion of Survival 1. Students who finish Survival 2 & 3 will have met the prerequisites to take Survival 4.

Students will be rewarded with a certificate and patch at the end of this class.


  • Saw Use/Safety

  • Fire Building with the Bow Drill

  • 2 Useful Knots

  • Debris Shelters or Snow Shelters

  • Figure 4 Deadfall Trap for Small Game

  • Boiling Water with Natural Containers

  • Solar & Lunar Navigation


  • Fixed blade knife

  • Folding saw

  • Knife sharpener

  • Appropriate clothing for weather

  • Water, lunch, and snacks

  • Notebook and pen

CLICK HERE for links to recommended gear.

This is an adult class but mature minors are welcome. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

CLICK HERE to see public offerings or send an e-mail to host your own class.

E-mail with any questions.

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