Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Cost: $289 + HST

Evolving from the supplementary survival workshops of our Wilderness and Remote First Aid programs, Emergency Wilderness Survival goes deeper into managing the unexpected in remote and unforgiving environments. Would you prefer an ordeal or an unplanned camping trip with minimal gear?

Learn how to construct your own survival shelter and stay in it overnight. This is the adventure weekend getaway you crave, infused with knowledge, practical training and hands-on experience in a controlled all-seasons wilderness environment. Find your footing before entering remote wilderness locations for recreation or work by obtaining key skills, knowledge, and familiarity with your gear.

Emergency Wilderness Survival provides you with a solid foundation for all the building blocks of the subject, ensuring you are well-rounded in your skill-set; critical if you ever had to rely on those skills for survival. You’ll be surprised at how much you can get out of one weekend. Be prepared to overcome the unplanned scenarios of becoming lost, disoriented, or subject to natural disasters and/or medical emergencies in the wild.

Course Content:

  • Physiology and Psychology of Survival
  • Hypothermia and Core Thermoregulation
  • PLAN to Survive
  • Organizing Critical Gear
  • Survival Camp 101
  • Building a Shelter to Spend the Night in
  • Advanced Fire-lighting
  • Signaling and Communication

You will be constructing a shelter to spend the night in. The design type of this shelter will depend on your preference and/or the environmental conditions. If adequate snowfall allows, you could build your own snow quinzee. Barring that, a therma-shelter is a proven all-season solution that is easy to learn and rewarding to construct and sleep in.

Materials You Should Bring:

- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Small rucksack / hydration
- Personal lighting (ie. headlamp)
- Waterproof notebook / writing material
- Ankle-height hiking boots in good condition
- Lunch / dinner and snacks

In addition, a digging tool / folding shovel will come in handy to move snow and dig out a snow shelter in the winter. If you are looking at constructing your own all-season Therma-shelter to sleep in, you would need the following:

- Piece of uncoated nylon or parachute (roughly 8x10')
- Sheet of medium weight clear plastic (roughly 8x10')
- Mylar emergency blanket
- Small roll of twine
- Bushcraft / survival knife

If you don't have access to these shelter-building items, there is the option to obtain them in the cart when you register for the course.

Take-Home Materials:

Digital resources, Certificate of Completion

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