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STEP 3- Enjoy an AWESOME class!

  •  After registration and payment, I'll send you a course overview with all the details- we'll see you there! You'll come home with great memories and new skills!

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OUR NEW ONLINE COURSE IS HERE
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ONE DAY COURSES

Complete survival!

  • SAT, JAN 20, 2024 - PHOENIX (sold out)

  • SUN, FEB 18, 2024 - TUCSON  (sold out)

  • SAT MAR 16, 2024 - PHOENIX (sold out)

  • SAT, APR 13, 2024 - PHOENIX (sold out)

  • SAT, APR 27, 2024 - SEDONA  (sold out)

  • SAT, JUN 29, 2024 - FLAGSTAFF (available)

  • SAT, SEP 7, 2024 - TUCSON  (available)

  • SAT, OCT 12, 2024 -  PHOENIX  (available) 

  • SAT, OCT 26, 2024 - TUCSON (available)

  • SAT, NOV 2, 2024 -  PHOENIX  (available) 

MOCCASIN MAKING

  • SAT, NOV 16, 2024 - TUCSON  (sold out)

Useful 

Wild Plants

  • SAT, FEB 17, 2024 - TUCSON (sold out)

  • SUN, MAR 17, 2024 - PHOENIX (sold out)

  • SUN, APR 14, 2024 - PHOENIX  (sold out)

  • SUN, APR 28, 2024 - SEDONA  (sold out)

  • SUN, JUN 30, 2024 - FLAGSTAFF (available)

  • SUN, OCT 13, 2024 - PHOENIX  (available)

cold &

snow

survival

  • SAT, FEB 24, 2024 - FLAGSTAFF (sold out)

Traditional

Skills

  • Nature Awareness & Tracking

      SUN, OCT 27, 2024 TUCSON

        (available)

  • Arrowhead Making

       SUN, NOV 3, 2024 Phoenix

        (available)

  • Yucca Sandals

         

  • Juniper Bark Basket

Please check back!

All Traditional Skills courses will have dates added by the end of February!

WEEKEND COURSES

Southwest Survivor

  • FRI- SUN APR 19/20/21 2024 (sold out)

  • FRI- SUN MAY 17/18/19 2024 (sold out)

  • FRI- SUN MAY 24/25/26 2024 (available)

  • FRI- SUN SEP 20/21/22 2024 (available) 

ULTIMATE WILDCRAFTER

  • SAT-SUN - May 11/ 12 2024 TUCSON (available)

SELF DEFENSE

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  • SAT- SUN SEP 28/29  2024

       TUCSON (available)

  • TACTICAL PISTOL- Private group instruction available throughout 2024

Survival Skills 

Weekend

  • MOUNTAIN SKILLS:

     SAT- SUN JUN 15/ 16 2024

     FLAGSTAFF  (available)

  • RED ROCKS/ WOODLAND SKILLS:

     SAT- SUN SEP 14/ 15 2024 

     SEDONA  (available)

  • SONORAN DESERT SKILLS: SAT- SUN OCT 19/ 20 2024

      PHOENIX  (available)

     SAT- SUN NOV 9/10  2024

        PHOENIX (available)

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MULTI-DAY COURSES

Total Collapse! 

  •  FRI TO SUN

     JUN 7 - JUN 9

     FLAGSTAFF/ SEDONA

     (available)

A real

walkabout!

  • FRI TO SUN- APR 5/6/7 , 2024 - TUCSON 

    (sold out)

  • FRI TO SUN-JUN 14/15/16, 2023-FLAGSTAFF 

     (sold out)

The complete desert survivor

(with Peter bigfoot)

October 5th - 8th  2024

*We will meet at 4 pm October 4th for a shuttle pick up or you can drive your own 4x4 vehicle and caravan with us up to Reevis Mountain Farm

Location: Reevis Mountain School Roosevelt, AZ

 (available)

TRADITIONAL

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  • FRI TO MONJUN 21- 24

       FLAGSTAFF 

      (sold out)     

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MEET JOn! 

 For over 30 years I have enjoyed sharing my passion for outdoor skills for colleges, private and public groups. 

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 savvy in the wilderness!

See you in the wild!

 

Jon Helleson

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