The mountain lion, Felis concolor, or cat of one color, is also known as cougar, panther, ghost cat, catamount, and puma. The mountain lion is the largest feline carnivore of North America. Adults are tawny to chocolate-brown with black tips on their ears and their long tails. Mountain Lion track photo by Mark Wienert Mountain Lion Facts On average, […]
WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CAMP WITH MARK WIENERT
Mark Wienert teaches hands-on instruction in basic and advanced wilderness survival, bushcraft, fire-craft, shelter, wild edible plants, nature awareness, primitive hunting, and survival trapping. Our survival camps are perfect for the first time camper or advanced adult.
2019: Our 25th Year
We also offer wilderness survival camps for teens – which are brimming with adventure, challenge, and valuable outdoor skills at every turn. Besides fire-craft, shelter making, the sacred hunt, animal tracking, and hiking skills, teens also learn leadership and life skills.
Our camps are available in California, Oregon, and Texas
” The fear of being lost and alone in the woods always made me feel scared. I took your class to help me with my fear. The class showed me what steps to take if I became lost. Now when I walk in the woods by myself I feel much better. I can take care of myself if I have too.”
Looking to attend camp with us during a specific month or week?
Before you register for a camp, please read the following information about admission, tuition and fees, cancellations, refunds, transfers and other policies.
Visit the More Services page to schedule a shuttle if you plan on arriving by airplane or train. You can also rent a tent and sleeping pad and a high-quality survival knife.
FEATURED BLOG POSTS
Best woods for the bow drill create a hot coal faster. Imagine you’re shipwrecked like Tom Hanks in Castaway. Stranded on a Pacific island with no matches or lighter. Or, lost in east Texas. You can’t boil your drinking water or cook the mouse you trapped for your survival stew without fire. What are you going […]
Bears bear ursus. Spring is here and humans are exiting home and hearth while Bears leave their winter dens. Accidental encounters of a scary nature happen between humans and Ursus during this time. First, a little background information on Bear Bears Ursus. And his behavior to help you understand and safely plan your next wilderness […]
ABOUT MARK WIENERT
Mark Wienert is a professional wilderness survival instructor. Mark has been instructing adults and teenagers since 1994. Specializing in wilderness survival, nature awareness, bushcraft, and wildlife tracking. Wienert's mission. To increase your wilderness survival skills dramatically.
“One of the best experiences of my life was that week I spent in camp with you guys. I talk about it all the time! …I miss the taste of those delicious California grasshoppers! Actually…..I REALLY miss those buffalo burgers you make!”
“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.”
“…It was very enlightening, humbling and so interesting to get a small glimpse into your wealth of knowledge. I really walked away with more than I thought I would and it has really put a new perspective on things. I look forward to my next adventure with Lifesong!”
Mark, I’d like to say thanks what a great time! Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? I prided myself in my ability to build a fire but you took it to a whole new level. Your knowledge and skill is much appreciated, thanks again for a fun worthwhile time. ~Mary Morris