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Texas Survival School 


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:

  • 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
  • Shelter - Tent, hammock.  You are building what you sleep in.

NOTE - Tobacco products are allowed but clean up after yourself and be respectful of others.  We do n0t need a forest fire.

$250.00 kids are free with an adult

  Arrive 5:00
  Camp Set Up 5:00 6:00
  Intros 6:00 6:30
  Dinner (Group discussion on dynamic survival priorities) 6:30 Until
  Wake Up 7:00 7:30
  Breakfast 7:30 8:15
  First Aid (Refresher, Hot and Cold Related Conditions) 8:15 10:00
  Break 1 10:00 10:30
  Knots (Bowline, Lashings, Clove Hitch, Sheet Bend) 10:30 11:15
  Shelter (Refresher, C-Shelter, Improvements, Body Temp Regulation) 11:15 12:15
  Lunch 12:15 1:00
  Fire (Bow Drill, Flint, Char, Wood Processing, Into To Hand Drill) 1:00 1:45
  Land Nav (Obstructed Terrain, Hand Rails, Back Stops) 1:45 2:30
  Break 2 2:30 3:00
  Trapping (modern, deadfalls, snares) 3:00 4:00
  Game Processing  / Cooking 4:00 5:00
  Dinner 5:00 6:00
  Wake Up 7:30 8:00
  Breakfast 8:00 8:45
  Pack Up 8:45 9:15
  Test 9:15 Until