GB2 Desert Training Program Bundle
The GB2 Desert Training Program is a program of courses designed to take a student with little to no experience and teach them the skills they can rely on in a desert and high desert environment. The GB2 System of Training™ recognizes that the majority of people are accustomed to modern living and very heavily reliant on gear. This training system seeks to meet a student where they are and take them through a progression of skills that allow them to be less reliant on gear, and more self- and nature-reliant with less and less gear.
The Desert Training Program includes the Intro to Flintknapping Workshop, Primitive Pottery Workshop, Primitive Basketry Workshop, Hide Tanning Workshop, Whole Animal Processing Workshop, and the Desert Adventure Course. The program is designed to be taken consecutively. Students will first learn to make stone tools, usable clay containers, willow pack baskets, buckskin, and process may useful items from the animal processing workshop like food, a hide, cordage, bone tools, and more. All of this will be part of your personal gear to be used during the 14-day Desert Adventure Course!
Please note that this GB2 Desert Training Program Bundle package is 100% non-refundable at any time.
Desert Training Program (30 Training Days)
- Flintknapping Workshop (4 days) Retail Cost: $749.99
- Primitive Pottery Workshop (3 days) Retail Cost: $549.99
- Primitive Basketry Workshop (3 days) Retail Cost: $549.99
- Hide Tanning Workshop (3 days) Retail Cost: $549.99
- Whole Animal Processing Workshop (3 days) Retail Cost: $549.99
- Desert Adventure Course (14 days) Retail Cost: $3,499.99
Course Tuition: Retail Cost: $6,449.94
Bundle Discount: $4,837.99 (25% Off)
This outlines the minimum requirements for successful completion of the Desert Training Program. Students should also seek out additional elective training to further enhance their capabilities, and confidence in the wilderness. Books, PDFs, Films, Workshops, and environment-specific courses are also highly recommended as they become available.
Desert Training courses can also be taken on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. Full GB2 Desert Training Program package discounts are 100% nonrefundable. Although it is meant to all be taken as an immersion program, we understand that not all students have that much time off at once. Students are permitted to take courses as they are available. This Program can be self-paced and has no time limit for completion of requirements. Students are responsible for and expected to maintain proficiency in all tasks from each course throughout completion.
Students that do not successfully complete any given portion of the program will be required to repeat that course until successful completion. This will be at the student’s expense when applicable unless it is determined by the cadre that it was no fault of their own and that they should be allowed to recycle into the next available opportunity. This may include, but not be limited to medical emergencies or circumstances outside the student’s control and is at the sole discretion of the cadre. Lack of proficiency, poor physical fitness resulting in an inability to complete the course, training refusals (not participating in any portion of the course), integrity violations (cheating), or voluntarily withdrawing (quitting) from a course will not be considered for recycle and may result in the removal of the student from the program (non-refundable).
Is there a deadline or completion date for desert skills training?
No. Although it is set up to be taken all at once, you may take as long as you wish.
What are the gear requirements for desert training?
For a comprehensive list, it's best to review the required packing lists for each course in the program. You will need those items for those courses, but they do not have to be purchased at once, in advance, and often gear you already own covers some of those requirements.
Is this program part of the Instructor Training Program?
No, but this Program is highly recommended elective training for anyone aspiring to be an instructor.