LEVEL 1 - BASIC CLASS

Required Gear:

  • 1 backpack
  • 1 pair of good hiking boots (Please break these in prior to class or you will not have a pleasant time.)
  • 1 good full tang knife with a 5.5 inch or less cutting surface (no Rambo knives please.  If needed we can make recommendations.)
  • 2-3 pair of socks and weather appropriate clothes
  • 1 water container - stainless steel bottle with nesting cup.  It must be non-insulated....that Yeti may explode.
  • 1 Ferracium rod
  • 1 lighter or pack of matches
  • 1 magnifying glass
  • 2 100% cotton bandanas
  • 1 10'x10' or less tarp
  • 6 tent stakes
  • 100' of paracord or a roll of #36 tarred bankline
  • 1 compass (You must be able to point and aim the compass and it must have degrees marked on it.)
  • 1 journal and something to write with.  Carpenters pencils work quite well, as do space pens.
  • 1 headlamp with extra batteries and must have a red light setting


Optional Gear:

  • Shelter for the weekend - tent, hammock, etc
  • A sleeping bag - whatever you plan to sleep in but keep current weather in mind
  • ANY food and snacks you plan to eat.  This means steak, bacon, or whatever.  Keep in mind all meals are cooked over an open fire.
  • We will provide drinking water but small coolers are welcome
  • Bring any needed medications or first aid supplies for an outdoor environment.  Sunscreen and lotion for poison ivy sometimes comes in handy.
  • A folding chair
  • Toilet paper and / or baby wipes.  This is survival so "facilities" are primitive but there is an old school outhouse.
  • You will be out here for the weekend and you are basically camping so bring enough to be comfortable.


Prohibited Gear:

  • Firearms of any kind.  If you have a CHL or carry in your vehicle that is fine but leave it there.
  • Alcohol / Recreational Drugs
  • Off Road Vehicles
  • Animals - dogs, cats, monkeys, your pet llama, whatever....they should stay at home
  • Campers / 5th Wheels - this is survival, not the KOA campground

NOTE - Tobacco products are allowed but clean up after yourself and be respectful of others.  We do not need a forest fire.




SAMPLE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

LEVEL 1


Friday      
  Arrive 5:00
  Camp Set Up 5:00 6:00
  Intros 6:00 6:15
  Safety 6:15 6:30
  Camp etiquette 6:30 6:45
  Camp Hygiene 6:45 7:00
  Light Discipline 7:00 7:15
  People Can Start Dinner 7:15 7:30
  5 C Theory 7:30 8:00
  Gear Show And Tell 8:00 8:30
Saturday    
  Wake Up 7:00 7:30
  Breakfast 7:30 8:15
  First Aid 8:15 9:45
  Break 1 (inspect Shelters) 9:45 10:30
  Knots 10:30 11:15
  Shelter 11:15 12:15
  Lunch 12:15 1:00
  Fire 1:00 1:45
  Water 1:45 2:15
  Break 2 2:15 3:00
  Land Nav 3:00 5:00
  Dinner 5:00 6:00
  Walk About 6:00 6:30
Sunday  
  Wake Up 8:00 8:30
  Breakfast 8:30 9:15
  Test 9:15 Until

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Texas Survival School