Wilderness Survival Instructor
"As a participant in LifeSong courses, led by Mark Wienert, you will experience a very welcoming flow of learning complex skills paired with hard work, being at peace with surroundings and good conversation.
A constant cord throughout Mark's program is a quiet confidence in interacting with plants, animals, weather, and materials, to not just survive but also thrive.
During one-to-one mentoring situations or within group workshops, you can certainly expect to gain an applicable, working knowledge of highly effective survival skills." ~Sean M. -Wilderness Survival Training in Texas
Owner and Director
Mark Wienert is owner and director of Lifesong Wilderness Adventures. Wienert is an expert level coach and instructor in wilderness survival and nature awareness training since 1994.
Your a man with so much knowledge. I appreciate your class.
I now look around with a different eye all the time in walking in town or in the woods.
I practice starting fires with new tools and insight. Thank you again Mark! ~De
Professional training that increases your outdoor survival skills dramatically
Our training is professional, hands-on, with expert instruction. Mark's goal is simple. To raise each student's knowledge, survival skill level, and comfort in the outdoors exponentially.
Attending a course with Mark
"I cannot make enough wonderful comments about Mark and the Lifesong Wilderness Adventures program. Mark is a caring person and has made his life career passing on his love for the wilderness to youth and adults.
The camp focuses on wilderness skills, working in teams, and individual confidence. I looked into several camps - many seem to have a militaristic focus - which I did not want for my son. This camp is not that way." ~Dana Harvey, 28-Day Teen Immersion
Wienert's credentials of experience
- Video. What is Lifesong Wilderness Adventures?
- Professional Survival Instructor since 1994
- Guide Outfitter Recognized Professional
- 14 Years Search and Rescue Volunteer and Trainer, Retired
Testimonials of professionalism and expertise
- Student Testimonials - A Case Study
- Wilderness Survival Training Knowledge Author
- Third Party Article - Lesser Man vs Wild
- Newspaper Article Sign Language
- The Will to Live. Third Party Article
- Article. Into the Wild. A woman's perspective
Wienert is an survival consultant expert for media productions including Man Vs Wild and Born Survivor with Bear Grylls. See Media & Press. "Wienert has proven to be one of the best! The only survival expert I've worked with that could deliver!" ~Wayne Derrick Director ~ Man Vs Wild - Sierra Nevada season 1 episode 6
In today's modern world we can find ourselves disconnected from the natural world. At Lifesong Wilderness Adventures, we bridge this disconnect through learning and teaching the ancient and powerful skills of wilderness survival.
I invite you to join me and your fellow students as we explore and discover how to live fully and stay alive in this wondrous world, we call nature. ~Mark Wienert
More Testimonials. Our clients say it best
"Dear J, I would like to take a moment of your time and email you this letter of reference about Lifesong Wilderness Adventures and the founder Mark Wienert. The program is very comprehensive from its preparation to exacting the activities and its curriculum. With the aid of a well-trained support staff, L.W. A. exceeded my expectations.
The program teaches a profound appreciation and respect for nature and all its inhabitants. The program is designed to test one metal physically and mentally. Upon completion of the program, the life lessons learned are invaluable. It is my pleasure to draft this recommendation on behalf of Mark as well as L.W. A. as they provided an exceptional controlled experience that will continue to challenge its students." ~Sincerely, ~Dr. Dean Glasser. Professor Columbia University. THE EDGE
"Mark and all of those involved with Lifesong Wilderness Adventures this is me saying THANK YOU. In the short period of time I was in your company I feel like I have been connected to the wilderness my whole life and have gained a clearer view of the commonality of today's people who have their heads deep in cell phones, TVs, iPods, and speak so loud they can't even hear themselves think rather than hear or see the beauty that surrounds them. From the bottom of my heart thank you!" ~Chris M. First Circle Camp
"I have attended Mark Wienert's Lifesong Camp and found it to be an excellent course in teaching, not only wilderness survival skills but the traits of self-confidence and awareness of one's inner strengths. As a Senior Vice President of a major Wall Street firm, the self-reliance I learned at Lifesong and the skills of survival, have aided me tremendously in my career. I think that this course is an excellent way for a young man or woman to examine what they can do if trusting their judgment and relying on their inner strength, and I recommend it unequivocally." ~Skip Morton (RBC wealth management). THE EDGE
Teen Outdoor Adventures
"I learned more through Mark's careful guidance and rich knowledge of the natural world than I have ever learned in any classroom, and I had much more fun doing it." ~Eli Lewis. 28-Day Teen Apprentice
"The summer I spent with Mark in his Northern California location was a pivotal experience in my life. I spent 28 days gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to thrive in the wilderness. Not only is it a learning experience, but a chance to reconnect with yourself and nature while exploring beautiful alpine lakes, meadows, and mountains. The location is spectacular and filled with healthy ecosystems. Anyone who wants to get in shape, learn how to live naturally, and experience nature and the raw elements should schedule a course with Lifesong Wilderness Adventures." ~Nolan Beck. 28-Day Teen Apprentice
Wilderness Survival Training - Texas
Mark, and LWA staff, I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful week; 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! ~Chris Watters. Wilderness Survival Training in Texas
Oregon Survival School
Thank you, Mark, for a wonderful experience. I learned more about tracking in 2 days than I have in forty plus years of hunting. ~John Hampton. Intro/Advanced animal Tracking. Oregon Survival School
Wilderness Survival Training
- Adult Camps - CA, OR, TX
- Weekend Survival School CA, OR TX
- Teen Wilderness Adventure Camps California
Lifesong Wilderness Adventures
Lifesong Wilderness Adventures is a nature-based adventure company. Specializing in outdoor survival, nature awareness, and bushcraft skills training. Nature is diverse and so are we. We welcome all good-hearted people interested in learning wilderness survival, and self-reliance skills.