Wilderness Survival Programs

Wilderness Survival Programs
Wilderness survival skills are valuable for every outdoors enthusiast. Numerous survival courses and programs are available. Survival skills can be learned through experience and books but the hands-on nature of courses increase the learning curve, allowing you to test your skills with expert advice and supervision. You can find survival schools in most regions of the United States; some courses take place in foreign environments.

Wilderness Awareness School

The Wilderness Awareness School has numerous courses for adults and youth. The program also has a home study course for naturalists who want to learn at their own pace. The courses are designed around wilderness, survival skills, edible plant identification, wildlife tracking, and general naturalist skills. The youth program offers day programs, overnight programs and multi-day backpacking adventures in the Idaho Wilderness. The majority of the courses are held in Washington or Idaho. The school is a great resource for people who are in or spend time in the northwestern United States.

Wilderness Awareness School
PO Box 219
PMB 137
Duvall, WA 98019
(425) 788-1301

Alderleaf Wilderness College

The Alderleaf Wilderness College is another school in Washington. The school offers many courses with certificate programs and challenging classes. The program teaches survival skills, wildlife tracking, edible and medical plant identification, forest stewardship, and nature photography. The college also has foreign expeditions including trips to Africa. Although the school teaches survival skills, it also uses a sustainable ecosystem and low impact approach to discussing wilderness. The college is ideal for beginning and advanced survivalists looking to develop their skills.

Alderleaf Wilderness College
18715 299th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 793-8709

Aboriginal Living Skills School

The Aboriginal Living Skills School was founded by survival expert Cody Lundin. The school is ideal for teaching desert survival and minimalist survival skills. Numerous courses are available and focus on wilderness survival skills, urban survival skills, primitive living skills, and disaster mitigation. The school is based in Arizona and is valuable for outdoors people and urban people who want to develop survival skills for a variety of situations. Survival techniques are taught for natural disasters, power grid failures and the obvious lost in the wilderness situations. Lundin has been featured in several news shows and print magazines and is a respected authority in the field of wilderness survival.

Aboriginal Living Skills School
P.O. Box 3064
Prescott, AZ 86302
(928) 713-1651

Article Written By Zach Lazzari

Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Colorado-mountain-adventure.com. Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.

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