Private Survival Skills Classes
Overview of our private Survival Skills classes
Love survival shows? Ever interested in trying it out? We can teach you the skills needed to survive in the wild over multi-day excursions in the woods.
Pricing is based at $75/hour for instruction of up to 4 students. Materials and travel expenses may be added to these prices.
Multiple-day Excursion Trips (We have used certain days for examples, but other days can be substituted for the same price:
12pm Saturday through 4pm Sunday in the Asheville Area
1-4 students: $1050 total, plus $150 for each additional student
12pm Friday through 4pm Sunday in the Asheville Area
1-4 students: $1600 total, plus $225 for each additional student
12pm Friday through 4pm Monday in the Asheville Area
1-4 students: $2025 total, plus $300 for each additional student
12pm Friday through 4pm Thursday in the Asheville Area
1-4 students: $4050 total, plus $500 for each additional student
Some classes may have materials fees associated with them.
(With seasonal variability. Also, each of our instructors teaches a subset of these skills, so for shorter classes, or classes far away, some classes may be unavailable. Depending on weather, greater or less focus may be placed on survival in inclement conditions (the real meat of survival), which may influence how much time is spent on each subject.)
- Friction Fire
- Shelter Building
- Wild Foods
- Finding Safe Water
- Tarps and Knots
- Cooking on Fire
- Nature Observation/ Self Observation
For thousands of years our ancestors lived without electricity, petroleum or even steel tools. How did they do it? Survey the basic possessions and skills needed by a hunter/gatherer to survive, specifically in the Southeastern US. Explore the wide variety and many uses of natural resources utilized by the people of this area. What are the qualities of different plants, species of woods, types of stone, parts of animals, and how do these qualities make them useful for certain tasks? This class is part cram-course, part show-and-tell with opportunities to try your hand at some of the following primitive skills: atlatls (spear throwers), blowguns, pump drills, stone axes, bow-drill fire making, etc.
Length: half-day or full-day (flexible depth)
- Primitive and Not-So-Primitive Trapping
- Wild Foods Gourmet
- Advanced Shelter Building
- Large Animal Butchering
- Vision Quest