Extreme Wilderness Survival Training
Where the art of survival meets the challenge of the unknown.
Do you have what it takes to survive?
Your extreme survival vacation. ~THE EDGE
THE EDGE provides you with powerful survival skills specifically designed give you the edge during this exciting wilderness extreme adventure!
Locations: 2018: northern California near Mt. Shasta and Texas, near Austin.
Texas Dates: March 11-14, 2018 ~ OPEN
California Dates 2018: June 11-16 ~OPEN
Requirements: medical release form.
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Extreme Wilderness Survival Training
This exciting adventure offers hands-on personalized attention. Learn to find your new comfort zone. Increase your physical and mental ability in the skills of wilderness survival.
Are you ready to experience the challenge and excitement in this rigorous, demanding, and personally empowering wilderness adventure? Of course you are. Register today!
THE EDGE is not for the armchair adventurer
At Lifesong Wilderness Adventures, we offer real adventures. We teach you how to survive and thrive using professionally tested techniques by Mark Wienert.
Our clients stand out from the couch crowd and live their lives by experiencing real-life adventures to the fullest while having a great time and building real memories from true-life experiences such as the THE EDGE.
Superior wilderness survival training for the Pacific Coast Trail
If you are planning to do one of America’s greatest thru-hikes, the Pacific Coast Trail, I highly recommend THE EDGE as part of your hands-on PCT trail training.
This 6-day adventure imparts survival skills that apply to real backcountry survival emergencies. Your new-found survival skills will be tested during this course.
Rites of Passage
Rites of passage, such as THE EDGE, mark and celebrate the most important times in our lives. Our clients take part in this adventure to reaffirm they still have “what it takes”, and reconnect with wilderness. While others to mark the transition from youth to adulthood. All attend to build lasting memories.
LWA’s extreme outdoor adventure is a personal challenge and designed to be one. I cannot recommend this course enough to you.
I urge you to test your metal and challenge yourself by registering for this exciting adventure today.
Program ♦ THE EDGE
- emergency fire making
- minimal shelter
- water a vital need
- food if you can find it
Masterful skills needed to successfully face and survive the unknown, distilled into 6 intensely challenging days of training and adventure for you.
With only a knife, flint, canteen, and the clothes on your back. You head into the wilderness to face the unknown and join the élite, survival of the fittest.
THE EDGE extreme vacation California & Texas
It is our goal to help you develop self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-empowerment while facing the unknown during this extreme wilderness survival training. Mark Wienert, your guide, supplies the knowledge to give you THE EDGE.
Do You have what it takes to survive in the wild? The EDGE training will teach you how.
Testimonials and Video
Read the testimonials and watch the Video of what our EDGE graduates have to say.
I had a completely different review planned. Then Hurricane Harvey hit. In August of 2017, I took the Edge. Atypically, I took the course without having done any of the earlier ones such as first circle. Despite my limited knowledge, I was able to learn and survive.
The class was a fantastic experience; however that is not what this is about. Shortly after I completed the class, Hurricane Harvey came barreling towards my home. Severe flooding, tornado’s, and no access to traditional food sources resulted. Thanks to the training I had received in the Edge, and especially thanks to the mindset developed there, I was able to manage my family’s survival situation with ease.
I credit our safety during this disaster to Mark and his teachings, as well as the overall experience of the Edge. Thank you, Mark. We are safely managing this disaster thanks to you. ~Ryan F.
“I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks & gratitude. As you know THE EDGE was a 50th birthday present from my family. Singularly, this was the best gift I ever received. Your camp was outstanding and exceeded my expectations. Your curriculum and intensive training got me well prepared for my solo overnight adventure. I would recommend this camp to anyone young & old alike, male or female.” All the best. ~ Dr. Dean G. Professor Columbia University
Just a note to say Thank You for the outstanding experience I had at THE EDGE. I was blown away at how well you’ve thought out and deliberately constructed the adventure. I went in with the expectation of expanding and testing my outdoor skill set and came out fully changed in my perspective on life.” ~All my best, Bill
“I am awfully glad I had the opportunity to spend that time with you. It has helped me connect in a more profound way to nature around me. I look at it differently and slow down so that I can be more present to it – for some reason I am now better able to blot out much of the extraneous stimuli of modern life. Also, and equally important, I have an entirely more practical and nuanced understanding of survival in the wild – no longer driven to conquer it, far less afraid of it, and far more confident in my ability to make the appropriate decisions. Far more in awe of nature too! ” Cheers! ~ Hugh M.
“Hey Mark, I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to thank you again for an amazing experience in the edge camp. Rick and I had a great time learning about the wild and how to survive with nothing!” ~Darren D.
For more testimonials from our EDGE students go -HERE
Register for this exciting and personal challenging class while you can. You will be happy you did. THE EDGE is a gift that keeps on giving. Contact Mark today and ask for a registration form today.
More ♦ Camp Info
- Eligible Students: adults minimum age 18 – enrollment maximum 8
- Requirements: medical practitioner’s release
- Duration: 6 days 5 nights in California. Texas – 5 days 4 nights
- Schedule: begins on a Sunday 4:00 pm – ends on a Friday at 12:00 pm (noon) in California. Thursday at noon in Texas
- Location: 4 hours drive north of San Francisco Bay area, in northern California near Mount Shasta. 6 hours south of Portland Oregon. Texas EDGE Adventure is held near Austin Texas
- Accommodations: primitive outdoor camping
- Meals: included
- Equipment: a registration packet is supplied after enrollment; a registration packet will be supplied after enrollment; tent and sleeping pad rentals are available for $30
- Knife Recommendation: SOG Northwest Ranger
- Transport: Shuttle service from Medford, Oregon airport $100; Dunsmuir, CA train station $55; and, Weed, CA Greyhound bus station free. Austin Bergstrom Airport Shuttle $40 airport code AUS
- Instructors and Staff: Mark Wienert Jr. owner – founder and head instructor; Staff – Lifesong volunteer students and possible guest instructor(s)
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