Outdoor Winter Survival Training in California

Winter Outdoor Survival Training

Winter survival and cold weather training

Cold weather means extreme outdoor conditions and requires specialized skills to survive and thrive. Learning how to thrive in winter conditions is definitely a worthy challenge and an exciting adventure. No one should neglect a well-rounded survival education and it is not complete without winter outdoor survival training.

Winter living calls for specific bushcraft and survival skills. Mark’s hands-on approach to outdoor winter living skills better develops your physical and mental aptitude. Our winter survival training addresses the most important fundamentals for outdoor survival in snow country.


Location: Low Camp, Mount Shasta, CA.


Winter Camp CA



  • Emergency survival shelter – snow cave, snow trench, (Snow permitting) lean-to styles
  • Bushcraft
  • Fire – one match - flint & steel
  • Fire and shelter combinations
  • Water – locating, melting snow
  • Winter hydration and dehydration
  • Winter nutrition – wild edibles
  • Useful winter plants – medicinal and utilitarian
  • Winter clothing – layering
  • Hypothermia, frostbite, and simple first aid
  • Winter wildlife – tracking
  • Winter trapping methods
  • Ax - bow saw
  • Emergency snowshoes
  • Winter survival attitude
  • Staying found – practical applications from search and rescue


  • Eligible Students: adults and teenagers age 16 with parental consent – enrollment maximum 12
  • Bushcraft emergency survival shelter
  • Requirements: none
  • Duration:  4 days 3 nights
  • Schedule: begins on Sunday at 12:00 pm – ends on Wednesday at 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Location: Low Camp, Mount Shasta, CA
  • Accommodations: primitive outdoor camping and community shelter with wood heat for indoor class time.
  • Equipment: a registration packet is supplied after enrollment; tent and sleeping pad rentals are available for $30
  • Transport: Shuttle service from Medford, Oregon airport $100; Dunsmuir, CA train station $75; and, Weed, CA Greyhound bus station free.
  • Instructors and Staff: Mark Wienert, owner-founder and head instructor; Staff – Lifesong volunteer students.


“You may loan your last dollar to a friend; but never loan him your axe, unless you are certain that he knows how to use it.”
~Horace Kephart

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Feb 21 2019 - Feb 24 2019