Lifesong Wilderness Adventures survival skills training operates in northern California near mount Shasta. Learn basic to advanced outdoor survival with our step-by-step Circle Series of Survival Training. Three unique camps each providing the skills you need to excel in wilderness survival. Survival skills training with expert instruction.
Survival Skills Training for Adults
Survival training for adult Men and Women 18 years of age and over.
What courses are included in the Circle series of survival training?
The following courses are included in the Circle series of survival. First Circle Survival Camp, Advanced Survival Training, and thirdly, graduation, THE EDGE.
Is Survival Training hard?
- Survival training can be challenging. But with effort, desire, and focus, you will meet your goals. Our training is designed for your success. Our survival courses are taught in a relaxed, professional, and friendly manner.
Do women attend your trainings?
- Yes, women attend our training. Women experience the same positive benefits as men developing outdoor skills.
I'm a black person. Do black people and people of color attend your courses?
- Yes, black people and people of color attend our courses and are welcome. Nature is diverse and so are we. We accept all people who wish to increase their knowledge, skill, and enjoyment of the outdoors.
Do I have to be in great shape to attend?
No, you do not have to be in great shape to attend First Circle Camp. If you can walk two miles over uneven ground comfortably without being winded. Your fit to attend First Circle.
Your safety is number one with us. In a real survival scenario, the ability to act and stay safe increases your chances of survival. Safety is an important skill in recreating outdoors. Whether you're out for a day hike or a weekend backpacking trip. We train for safety the same way.
- situational awareness
- moving safely across landscapes
- knife safety
- fire science and safe application
- wildlife and human interaction
- leave no trace principles and application
What are Primitive Skills?
Most survival skills you learn with us are known as Primitive Skills. Or First Skills. As an example, let's take the skill of Fire-Craft. In your First Circle Camp we cover the fundamentals of fire making.
This fire skills training includes how to gather, build, and maintain all parts for a wood fire. You learn how to build cooking and warming fires. Fire made with both modern and primitive fire making tools. You will learn how to use wooden matches, a lighter, and flint & steel for fire making success.
Also, you will learn primitive fire making by friction. This way your learning is deep. And prepares you with knowledge and options in the event one fire making technique fails.
Circle Series of Survival
There you have it. First Circle, Advanced Survival Training, and THE EDGE, graduation. These three outstanding programs build your outdoor survival skills.
Begin with First Circle Survival Camp
First Circle is 4-day survival skills training to develop the skills you need to survive.
Advanced Survival Training
Advanced Survival Training builds your outdoor living and survival skill level. This is your next camp to attend.
THE EDGE CA
The EDGE is our extreme survival training and the third camp in the Circle series.
More Adult Camps
Wilderness Immersion Adults – 14 or 28 days
Wilderness Immersion is an extensive, 28-day survival-training adventure. See course page for a description.
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Winter Survival Training
Winter camping is challenging. Our cold weather survival training prepares you for it.
As a teenager and adult, I spent many winter months camping in various winter conditions. From the deep wet of the majestic coastal Redwood forests. To the wintry alpine slopes of Mount Shasta in February.
Winter Survival Skills
Winter camping was just as much home to me as summer was in the high country. But what Winter camping taught me was a whole new set of survival skills.
Too recreate, camp, and travel safely in coastal to alpine conditions. During the harshest months of winter. I had to train well and be prepared with the knowledge and skills of winter survival.
Bushcraft in Snow Country
Based on my winter experiences in snow country Winter Camp was born. Winter Survival Skills Training or simply Winter Camp is focused on Bush Craft and wintry weather survival skills.
Texas Survival Training
Join us each March near Austin for Lifesong Outdoor Survival Training. Spring is a wonderful time to begin your Texas training.
I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach survival skills in Texas for over 10 years now. The location we hold our camps is diverse in plant and wildlife species. And like all our field camps camping is primitive without modern conveniences.