Tennessee | Wilderness Skills | November 11-14, 2021

Lead Instructor: Joshua Enyart

Dates: November 11th 8:00AM through November 14th, 2021 12:00PM 

Location: 2204 Dowel Branch Rd, Columbia TN 38401

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Wilderness Skills Course

The Wilderness Skills course is designed to teach you the skills that are essential to a safe and enjoyable experience out in the wilderness. This is the foundational course that many of our other courses will build upon to help you develop as a more self- and nature-reliant individual. This is a 4-day/3-night course with a heavy focus on developing the skills and confidence to support your needs in the wild. These skills are not limited to a specific environment; they can be adapted as needed to a number of locations worldwide.

The best way to learn these skills is from a qualified instructor in a controlled setting to ensure student safety while learning and developing these skills. Upon completion, students will have a newfound confidence that they will be able to handle themselves and continue to hone these skills on their own.

Many take to the wilds of their choice for a number of different outdoor recreation activities. Regardless of what took you into the wilderness, your needs while in the wilderness remain the same: Maintaining your body Core Temperature with proper clothing choices, fire, and shelter; Hydration, Calorie Consumption, Rest, First Aid, Navigation, Signal, and the safe and efficient use of tools to facilitate it all. You can expect to learn how to provide for all of these needs during this course.

Students will learn:

Essential Gear and Clothing Choices

Fire Craft Basics

Basics of Shelter

Foundational Knots and Lashings

Finding and Disinfecting Water

Introduction to Primitive Trapping Techniques

Basics of Useful, Edible, and Medicinal Plants

First Aid for Common Wilderness Injuries

Basic Map reading and Land Navigation

Emergency Signals

Tool Selection, Safety, and Use

Wilderness Skills Course Required Equipment List HERE

Food will be provided by the instructors during this course while you are out in the field. Please do not bring any food or snacks. (If you are diabetic you may bring snacks)

This course is a “field course”. Students should expect to be immersed in a wilderness setting for the duration of the course. Restrooms are primitive and on-site. There is no electricity or running water. Vehicles will be parked in a student parking lot and are not accessible while taking the course. Students will sleep in shelters that they themselves construct and cannot leave the premises to stay at a hotel, sleep in their vehicle, or go to town for food.

The course uses a “crawl, walk, run” method of instruction. Students will first be taught by cadre, followed by the student being required to demonstrate proficiency on their own. This culminates in being able to then perform these skills under various stressors to ensure proficiency.

Students should expect the potential for cold, wet weather, and primitive field conditions. Cadre and staff will ensure safety at all times during the course. You should arrive in reasonable physical shape with the required equipment list. Expect to walk several kilometers per day carrying all your equipment in addition to natural resources that you collect that are needed for individual classes. For safety reasons, students must continue to train and apply themselves to remain in the course. If you do not quit on yourself, we will not quit on you. However, if a student chooses not to continue training, the student will be escorted back to their vehicles immediately and must depart the training venue. There can be no refund or credit given to take the course at a later date.

Wilderness Skills Course Required Equipment List HERE

Please see our course cancellation policy HERE

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  • Private
  • 2204 Dowel Branch Rd
  • Columbia
  • TN
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • November 11, 2021 8:00 am - November 14, 2021 - 12:00 pm
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