We blend a small amount of class-room instruction with experential learning  to give our students the best chance of success.  However, mastery of the skills will be developed with continued practice and dirt time.
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  1. Morbi nunc odi
    March 18-19, 2017 May 6-7, 2017 July 8-9, 2017 September 9-10, 2017
  2. Morbi nunc odi
    Basic Survival - Water
    In this two-day, one-night course, students will learn how to procure and make safe water for drinking and cooking. Students will learn purification and filtration using modern, primitive and improvised methods. Students will also learn to make containers.
  3. fire, training, primitive fire, friction fire, improvised fire, fire lay
    Dates to be announced!
  4. Morbi nunc odi
    In this two-day, two-night course, students will learn about food in the field and how to obtain it. Students will learn the universal edibility test, some limited wild edibles, trapping using both modern and primitive techniques, and how to make implements for hunting.
  5. Morbi nunc odi
    Advanced Survival - Tools
    In this two-night, two-day course, students will learn tools and basic implements that aid in thriving once basic survival needs have been met. Topics will include intro. to pottery, primitive cordage, and other bush-craft projects and implements.
  6. Morbi nunc odi
    Self Reliant Kitchen Series
    In Development
    These single day courses will focus on food preparation using earth ovens, solar ovens, Dutch ovens and of course open fire cooking. The course will include recipes for at least one meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Basic Survival - Fire

Basic Survival - Shelter

Food Procurement

  1. Morbi nunc odi
    February 23, 2017 6:00-7:30 pm @ Wholi Moli in Barboursville, WV April 27, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm @ Wholi Moli in Barboursville, WV Free Class!
  2. Morbi nunc odi
    April 22-23, 2017
  3. Morbi nunc odi
    Disaster Preparation
    June 5th Kanawha Co. Library June 13th Cross Lanes Public Library June 20th St. Albans Public Library June 29th Sissonville Public Library July 10th Riverside Public Library Free Class!

Introduction to Survival Series

Preparedness - Tracking