MAP & COMPASS
Despite our best efforts we may find ourselves lost or injured in the backcountry where help or rescue is not immediately available. This fun one-day course familiarizes participants with many of the essential concepts of wilderness survival that will help you stack the odds in your favor including attitude, shelter, firecraft, craftmanship, water purification, knot tying, off-trail navigation, and rescue signaling. No experience necessary.
Despite our best efforts we may find ourselves lost or injured in the backcountry where help or rescue is not immediately available. This comprehensive and fun two-day course goes into greater detail on the essential concepts of wilderness survival that will help you stack the odds in your favor including attitude, contingency planning, shelter, firecraft, craftmanship, water procurement, knot tying, off-trail navigation and rescue signaling. It also allows for more practice time to gain proficiency. No experience necessary. Participants are welcome to camp onsite at no additional charge. Age 12+.
Want to do something truly memorable and fun with family, friends or co-workers? Contact us and we will put together a custom survival course tailored to your group that you will be talking about for years to come. Join our survival instructors as you and your group engage in a unique outdoor experience learning skills such as shelter building, fire starting, land navigation and much more. Great for team building and no experience necessary.
Learn how to read a topo map and use a compass to successfully navigate in the wild. The first part of this fun, hand-on class will be spent in a classroom setting reviewing the features of a map and compass before progressing to terrain association, navigational techniques and route selection. After completing the classroom portion we will move outside to apply your new skills during a mild to moderate hike in one of Northeast Tennessee’s beautiful outdoor areas. No experience necessary. Ages 12+.
Knots: if you're an outdoorsy person you probably either 1) love them and can't get enough or, 2) want to love them but lack experience (or maybe even feel that you don't have the aptitude). Regardless of whether you are the former or the latter we think we have the fix. This comprehensive 3-hour class covers everything from what makes a good knot to how to tie a variety of knots correctly and proficiently. Better yet, you will get to apply them in a variety of real-world applications to reinforce what you learn, something often lacking in less comprehensive classes. No experience necessary. Ages 12+.
If you've already taken our Map & Compass 1 course and want to further develop your wilderness navigation skills this is the class for you. Wilderness navigation takes practice and with this class you will not only learn additional skills in the classroom but will get to apply them more broadly in the field. Building on the foundation you developed during the one-day course this class will focus largely on route planning and terrain association where participants get ample opportunity to practice their skills and become increasingly proficient. Age 12+.