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WEEKEND COURSES

CLASS DURATION | 2  or 3 day extended WEEKEND DAYS

3 DAYS 

$525 PER PERSON

TUITION INCLUDES:
SURVIVAL KIT ITEMS 
TRACKING BOOK
USEFUL PLANTS BOOK!
 

ALL MATERIALS YOU NEED ARE PROVIDED -
JUST BRING SNACKS, WATER, 

AND CAMPING SUPPLIES IF CAMPING OUT
6 PERSON MAXIMUM

 

This is it!

 

 The skills YOU NEED TO Survive

 

anywhere In the Southwest 

 

in one weekend!

 

During this fun, hands-on course, we'll spend a day at each of the Southwest's major environments (Sonoran Desert, Red Rock Canyon/Juniper Woodlands & Mountains) immersing you in the skills needed to live in each of these environments!

  

You'll dive into basic & advanced survival techniques unique to each area we visit: 

 

  • Useful Plants- Learn the top useful plants of the Sonoran desert, Red Rock Canyons, and Mountains! You'll sample delicious wild edible plants and learn how to identify, and prepare them. Discover incredible medicines in the wild- learning how to use the healing properties of local medicinal plants for each region we visit.  

  • Learn the specific basic and advanced survival skills that are unique to each area! Create comfortable emergency shelters for deserts, woodlands, and mountains, make fire using modern and fire by friction techniques, find, make, and purify water. And so much more!

  • Get geared up! You'll make your own survival gear right from nature- making rope, agave water bottle, toothbrushes, containers, sharp stone blades, pitch glue and other items for living in the wild!

  • Hunting skills- Hungry? No problem! Identify animals in the area using tracks and other signs and learn to make effective snares, deadfall traps, and hunting items, including improvised fishing gear!

  • Navigation- Get lost proof using improvised techniques as well as a map and compass! Learn how to use pace counters, a compass and map to navigate and find your exact location! Make accurate improvised compasses using a stick, the sun and more! 

 

At the end of this exciting course, you will be able to adventure & survive in the deserts, woodlands, and mountains with just a knife and what you have learned!

Learn plants from three major areas!

This is the most useful skills to learn- you can improve your health, add delicious edibles to your meals, and know how to make a variety of useful survival items from the plants growing all around you!

During this fun weekend, you will discover the uses of our local plants growing in the Sonoran Desert, Woodlands, and Southwest Mountains!

  • Sample lots of delicious wild edibles

  • Learn healing properties of local medicinal plants

  • Tricks for fast identification

  • Poisonous plants to avoid 

  • Make a healing salve from scratch

  • Craft traditional items like rope from yucca leaves, and more!

Class tuition includes an electronic PDF of my self-published booklet, Useful Plants of The Southwest, so you can print, or access anytime from your phone!

Don't miss this opportunity to learn the useful plants from the Sonoran Desert, woodlands, AND the mountains of the Southwest!

 

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2 DAYS 

$225 PER PERSON

TUITION INCLUDES:
USEFUL PLANTS BOOK! 
MATERIALS PROVIDED - JUST BRING A KNIFE, SNACKS, WATER, AND CAMPING SUPPLIES IF CAMPING OUT
6 PERSON MAXIMUM

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LEARN HOW TO provide for what you need

IN THE WILD!

Join us for a fun, hands-on weekend!

Not only will you learn the basic survival skills on how to stay alive in the wilderness, you will also learn useful plants, and hunting skills. 

Each course will give you tips and tricks of survival in either the Sonoran Desert, Red Rock Canyons/ Woodlands, or Forest Mountains! 

 

DAY 1

  • Emergency shelters- No tent? No sleeping bag? No problem   Sleep cozy in the mountains or desert using ponchos, emergency blankets, and making a shelter from scratch using natural materials!

  • Fire- Build, and protect a fire in bad weather. Start a fire using modern items- magnifying lenses, flint and steel, etc... and by fire by friction techniques

  • Water- The most important skill! Know how to find, make, and purify water using improvised techniques to save your life! 

  • Useful tools- Basic knife care and carving techniques and how to make a sharp stone blade from a river cobble! Rope is another necessity in the wilderness- you'll learn how to weave a strong cord from yucca leaves, and some simple useful knots

  • Navigation- Get lost proof! Using just the sun and other tricks, you'll learn simple, yet very accurate techniques to help you navigate in the wilderness without a compass or map.

 

DAY 2:

  • Hunting Skills- Learn what to catch, and how to catch it using simple and effective hunting techniques. You'll identify local animals by their tracks and other signs, and make a variety of snares/ deadfall traps and simple hunting tools.

  • Useful Plants- You'll sample delicious wild edible plants and learn how to identify, and prepare them. Discover incredible medicines in the wild- learning how to use the healing properties of local medicinal plants.  

 

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Ready for Adventure!

2 DAYS 

$325 PER PERSON

TUITION INCLUDES:
SURVIVAL KIT ITEMS 
TRACKING BOOK
USEFUL PLANTS BOOK! 

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED - JUST BRING A KNIFE, SNACKS, WATER, AND CAMPING GEAR IF YOU ARE CAMPING OUT - 
6 PERSON MAXIMUM
                                             

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