We are pleased to announce two upcoming survival classes. These classes will be hosted by Sierra12 in the Prescott, Arizona area. The classes will be a 2 day course and take place in an austere field learning environment.
The course will have a retail price of $400.00, we are working on getting a discount code authorized for these courses so keep your eyes on this site and our Facebook page for special offers.
High level course outline:
This class will cover the following topics:
- Survival mindset
- Wilderness First Aid
- Basic Orienteering
- Hygiene considerations
- Unconventional shelter building
- Fire building techniques
- Water foraging and purification
- Edible flora
- Humane killing, skinning and cooking of small game animals
- Review of your personal survival equipment and gear load-out with recommendations.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to practice all of the newly learned skills including the taking and processing of small game for one of their meals. We ask that you do not bring a tent as we will be utilizing unconventional shelter techniques. Bringing a bivy sack or bug netting is advised. In the colder months take into account weather conditions and packing appropriate clothing and sleeping equipment.
Bring any additional equipment or tools which you would like to experiment with during the course. Bring food to support 2 days worth of meals. Mountain House or MRE type meals work good as they pack nicely. Ultralight camp stoves are allowed. Stainless steel “canteen cup” or “camp cup” work well for warming / boiling water over a wood fire. Bring water- at a minimum 100 oz, a water bladder works well but also have a wide mouth water bottle of some kind. We will have access to water onsite for refilling your reservoirs.
This class will not be a tactical survival class, utilization of white light flashlights is allowed, it would be preferred that you use a filter such as a red or green lens over the light in order to preserve natural night vision in our eyes. Head lamps are very handy as you will be needing to work with both hands often.
- DayPack/Overnight Pack total weight should not exceed 30% of your body weight
- Food for 2 days-(4) meals and snacks
- Personal hygiene kit
- Any medication or special supplements needed
- Knife fixed and or folding (fixed blade preferred)
- Emergency Blanket
- Plastic Poncho or All-Weather Tarp
- Wide mouth water bottle other container to hold min 100oz or 2 liters
- Canteen Cup or Camp Cup
- Farro Rod or Fire steel
- Bandanna or shemagh
- Head Lamp
- 1st Aid Kit (small hiking size)
- Survival Kit (if you have one)
- Head gear - Hat or beanie
- 2 full sets of Clothing appropriate for conditions (colder months temps get into 20’s)
- Hiking Poles (not required)
- Sleep system (sleeping bag of some type appropriate for the conditions)
- Bivy sack or bug bag
- Sleeping mat
- Signal Mirror
- 50 ft Paracord
- Baby wipes
- Hand sanitizer
Any gear you want to try out. Feel free to bring along any other equipment which you would like to utilize during the course. Keep in mind you will be carrying everything on your back. Don’t go crazy and throw everything including the kitchen sink in there.
Items such as water purification systems, tablets or other products are a good example of something you may want to try out in field conditions. You will not be returning to your vehicles until course completion. Class size is limited to 20 people. Reserve your spot with full payment or a deposit.