Hope for the best…prepare for the worst.

Lost in the Woods

Detailed Description:

Wild Survival is based on the premise that you can enjoy learning ABOUT survival and PRACTICE basic survival skills for fun without any need for deprivation or stress.

Our instructors will present a number of survival tools, demonstrating how to safely and competently use each component- offering many opportunities to practice, exercise and develop your knowledge within your comfort level. You will be encouraged to assess and personalize your survival kit- so that it accurately reflects your current abilities, skills and needs.

During the course, we will also discuss a number of common survival scenarios- learning how prevention, early intervention, leadership, strategic decision-making and communication play a major role in ensuring a positive outcome in a challenging situation.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Prevention
  • Understanding Search and Rescue
  • Survival Psychology
  • Decision-Making
  • Time Management and “Just”
  • Making A Realistic Appraisal of Your Situation
  • Planning for Success
  • What Is Your Survival Kit and How Will You Use It?
  • Ensure No Danger- Identifying and Understanding Potential Threats and Hazards
  • Dressing Properly
  • Effective Shelter
  • Fire, Combustion and Light
  • Water and Hydration
  • Signalling and Navigation
  • Safe Use of A Knife
  • First-Aid Kit

Prerequisite: Discover Camping (or by challenging the Discover Camping Course)

Age Requirements:

  • You must be over 18 years of age to attend this course unaccompanied.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Each place booked is for one person only, so each course attendee must have their own booking.
  • This course is not suitable for young people under the age of twelve.


Storing, preparing and cooking food is an integral part of the Survival 72 course content. Therefore, food is included as part of this course fee.

At the beginning of the course, the Quartermaster will issue each participant a food hamper. You will be asked to store the food at your campsite in accordance with the Timeless Journey® Base Camp Food Storage Guidelines. You will be preparing and cooking for your own consumption, under the supervision and guidance of the course leader.

We will provide you with a detailed menu in your booking confirmation. Please let us know in your booking package or feel free to contact the office if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies and we will try our best to accommodate your requests.

At the base camp, we provide fresh fruit, cookies, drinking water, tea and coffee.

On the Wild Survival course, there is a professional night watch provided by Timeless Journey® staff.


You are welcome to make, or buy, your own gear. Although we would like to encourage you to be as self-reliant as possible, all gear used by students in the course must meet the safety standards of the Quartermaster. In some cases, it may be wise to contact the Quartermaster if you have any questions or doubts about gear crafting projects you would like to undertake in preparation or if you would like to make substitutions to the items listed on the Standard Clothing and Equipment Checklist (Overnight).

On the Wild Survival course, we will try to help supply you with used gear for rent if you are unable to find, borrow or purchase gear for the course. To ensure a selection and availability of the items you require, please submit the Standard Clothing and Equipment Checklist (Overnight) to the Quartermaster at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Course Schedules and Specifications:

The Wild Survival course is offered several times a year, in different conditions, seasons and locations in Canada. Check the list below and read the specifications carefully to make sure that you are signing up for the right course.

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WISU 10/25/19 • Wild Survival (3 Days, 2 Nights) • West Kootenay Campus • $360.00

Course Dates: Friday, October 25th, 2019 to Sunday, October 27th, 2019

  • Start Time: 4:30 pm on Friday, October 25th, 2019
  • End Time: 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Location: Timeless Journey® West Kootenay Campus near Winlaw, BC, Canada


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WISU 10/23/20 • Wild Survival (3 Days, 2 Nights) • West Kootenay Campus • $360.00

Course Dates: Friday, October 23rd, 2020 to Sunday, October 25th, 2020

  • Start Time: 4:30 pm on Friday, October 23rd, 2020
  • End Time: 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Location: Timeless Journey® West Kootenay Campus near Winlaw, BC, Canada


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