Advanced Survival Training – CA

Advanced Survival Training for men and women - The Second Circle

Graduating from First Circle Camp prepares you for this advanced survival adventure. From tent camping to primitive shelter living. This advanced survival training builds on new skills, experience, and adventure.


Location: Northern California near Mount Shasta
Date: May 17-22, 2020
Tuition: $845.00
*Discount: see dropdown menu
Prerequisite: First Circle Camp



The Second Circle ratchets up your outdoor skills.

You learned the sacred four of survival in First Circle. Now it's time to apply it. From building shelter to making fire to cooking your own food. Advance survival training builds the skills you need. Be capable, comfortable, and awesome in the outdoors.

Advanced Survival Training CA -  The Second Circle curriculum
  • map & compass
  • path-finding
  • shelter
  • fire craft - bow & hand drill
  • wild edibles - including plants
  • medicinal utilitarian plants
  • open fire cooking - containers
  • advanced animal tracking
  • awareness - stalking, observation, camouflage
  • the hunt – philosophy
  • primitive – traps and snares
  • primitive hunting weapons – quick bow, arrow, sling, atlatl
  • leave no trace camping


  • Eligible Students: adults minimum age 18 – enrollment maximum 12
  • Requirements: Must have attended First Circle Camp to attend Second Circle.
  • Duration: 6 days 5 nights
  • Schedule: begins on Sunday at 4:00 pm – ends on Friday at 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Location:4 hours north of San Francisco Bay area, in the northern California mountains at over 6000 feet
  • Accommodations: primitive outdoor camping
  • Meals:
  • Equipment: a registration packet is after enrollment; tent and sleeping pad rentals are available for $30
  • Parking:  $20.00 per vehicle
  • Transport: shuttle service from Medford, OR. airport $110; Dunsmuir, CA train station $75; and, Weed, CA Greyhound bus station free.
  • We reserve the right to include or omit any of the course topics listed
  • Instructors and Staff:  Mark Wienert


"Mark possesses a wealth of knowledge on wilderness survival and living. What started out for me as a grassy meadow became, after spending time with Mark, a rich history book waiting to be read, and filled with information about the travels, behaviors, and interactions of countless animals passing through it.  Mark opened my eyes and helped me become more 'one' with nature. Learning from him was a very memorable and very positive experience."
~ Dan H.

Have a Question? Email Mark. Or Register now with PayPal.


May 12 2019 - May 17 2019




Mount Shasta, CA

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