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ONE DAY COURSES

2022 AVAILABILITY ALL SOLD OUT

COMPLETE

SURVIVAL 

  •  SAT, JAN 7, 2023 - PHOENIX (sold out)

  • SUN, FEB 19, 2023 - TUCSON,

  • SUN MAR 19, 2023 - TUCSON

  • SUN, APR 16, 2023 - SEDONA

  • SUN, MAY 7, 2023 - SEDONA

  • SAT, MAY 13, 2023 - SEDONA

  • SAT, JUN 3, 2023 - FLAGSTAFF

  • SUN, SEP 10, 2023 - TUCSON

  • SAT, OCT 28, 2023 - TUCSON

wild plant

foraging

  • SAT, FEB 18, 2023 - TUCSON

  • SAT, MAR 18, 2023 - TUCSON

  • SAT, APR 15, 2023 - SEDONA

  • SUN, MAY 14, 2023 - SEDONA

  • SUN, JUN 4, 2023 - FLAGSTAFF

  • SUN, OCT 29, 2023 - TUCSON

cold & snow survival

  • SAT, FEB 25, 2023 - FLAGSTAFF

WEEKEND COURSES

2022 AVAILABILITY ALL SOLD OUT

Complete Wilderness Living

  • SAT MAR 4 - SUN MAR 5, 2023 - TUCSON 

  • SAT APR 22 - SUN APR 23, 2023 - SEDONA 

  • SAT SEP 23 - SUN SEP 24, 2023 - TUCSON

  • SAT OCT 21 - SUN OCT 22, 2023 - TUCSON

ULTIMATE WILDCRAFTER

  • FRI, SAT, SUN - JUN 9, 10, 11, 2023 - THREE TOTAL LOCATIONS IN ONE CLASS (PHOENIX, SEDONA, FLAGSTAFF)

MULTI-DAY COURSES

2022 AVAILABILITY ALL SOLD OUT

KNIFE-ONLY

ADVENTURE

  • FRI TO SUN- APR 7/8/9 , 2023 - TUCSON

  • FRI TO SUN-JUN 16/17/18, 2023 - FLAGSTAFF

SOUTHWEST

SURVIVOR

  • SAT TO THURS - MAY 27TH TO JUN 1ST 2023 - THREE TOTAL LOCATIONS IN ONE CLASS (TUCSON, SEDONA, FLAGSTAFF)

TRADITIONAL

ARCHERY

  • FRI TO MON - JUN 23 TO JUN 26 2023 - FLAGSTAFF

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MEET JON
HELLESON

 For 27 years I have been sharing my passion for outdoor skills with thousands of people. 

My journey started with travels all over the West studying from many amazing herbalists, emergency survival, and wilderness living experts.

 

Survival is not just for the wilderness! I’ve also trained for many years with Arizona Tactical Adventures in weapons and tactical training.

 

Along the way, I’ve also trained in medical emergency care through Wilderness First Responder and EMT training.

 

Here are some of my teaching experiences

  • Survival Instructor for Northern Arizona University, Pima, and Coconino Community Colleges

  • Guest lecturer for public organizations and business including Museum of Northern Arizona, Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Arizona Game & Fish BOW program, U.S. Forest Service, ROTC, and many others

  • Botany/Traditional Skills Instructor for Camp Colton

  • Created and instructed Youth Adventure Camp for Coconino Community College

  • Northern Arizona University self-defense instructor

  • Flagstaff Bujinkan Dojo martial arts instructor.

Whether you're new to the outdoors, or an experienced adventurer, I can certainly help you become more wild!