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Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Survival Training can be the difference between life and death.  It is vital that you have quality professional training from skilled instructors to ensure your safety. Our approach is to give you the tools needed to survive and thrive in any situation.

 

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Adventures

Customized adventures include half-day, full-day, and multi-day experiences. Survival seminars, workshops,  waterfall tours, overnight camps to multi-week outdoor excursions.  We also offer high adventure trips that include white water rafting, ziplines, backpacking, and more.

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Workshops

We host regular workshops every month to include survival basics,  wilderness self-aid, plant walks, herbal apothecary (medicine),  bowyer (bow building), pottery, deer processing, hide tanning, camp cooking, navigation, escape and evasion,and more.

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Our team

Justin Williams Lead Wilderness Instructor justin Justin Williams Lead Wilderness Instructor

Tom Weathers Owner/Operator tom Tom Weathers Owner/Operator

Jason Weathers Wilderness Guide jason2 Jason Weathers Wilderness Guide

Survival Statistics

Avg Days without Water 3 Avg Days without Food 21 Avg Calories Burned 4500 Avg Lost In Woods Per Year 2210

What our clients say

“Instructor Justin is very informative and encouraging. He demonstrates and explains each skill thoroughly. He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge which he teaches eagerly, including but not limited to friction fire, water procurement, shelter construction, and other primitive skills.”

will Will W. Industrial

“I gained so much knowledge during my training.  The instructors are great, and  I got my first bow drill coal.  This is a very professional and organized school.  I wouldn’t change a thing. 100% Trail Blazer Survival!”

jason Jay N. Contractor

“I have observed Justin teach individuals of all ages, and he has great communicative skill for all levels. He has also honed his skills over the last few years to live quite well in the rough country. He has, above all other things, great, and Godly character. I highly recommend training with Justin.”

bill Bill M. Business Owner

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Why Survival Training Is Important?

In today’s modern world of information people have become so reliant on their gadgets and technology. They think because they have watched something on TV or a video online that they can go out and live off the land. That is farther from the truth. True survival and primitive living skills requires years of dirt time. There are no short cuts; however quality professional training can increase your odds of success drastically. Every year people die in the woods because of:

  • Hypothermia – Unable to maintain core body temperature
  • Dehydration – Lack of water, or inability to retain water due to consumption of hazardous water.
  • Malnutrition – Failure to manage caloric intake and energy expenditure

Adequate survival training is essential.

Keys to Survival

Will to Live 87% Skill Set 93% Knowledge 77% Fitness Level 82%

Skill Of the Month

The BAMBOO FIRE SAW is a challenging friction fire method that requires some skill to achieve fire. Split out a three foot section into two pieces. Create tinder bundle by shaving off the outside layer of the bamboo. Drill a tiny hole in the center of one piece, and cut a slight notch on the backside of it creating a channel. On the other piece sharpen down one edge for the top piece to slide along. Place tinder in bottom piece, and then prop bamboo against hip and tree. Begin sliding top piece back and forth along the edge of the bottom piece. Be sure to use long strokes, apply lots of downward pressure, and increase speed. After a few minutes you should have an ember. Place ember in tinder bundle, and blow into flame.

Bamboo Fire Saw

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Trail Blazer Survival School Team wants to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We want to thank all of our family, friends, students, and supporters.  Without you we wouldn’t have been able to come so far.  We are extremely grateful for each of our students who have trained with us over the last year, and we […]

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Surviving the Cold

by Justin Williams With an abnormally cold fall and with winter around the corner I thought this would be the perfect time to discuss cold weather survival.  Being cooped up all season is not feasible for most outdoor enthusiast.  The call of the wild is just too strong.  We can’t help it, we just love […]

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Stone Age Philosophy and Kit Mentality

I read this quote the other day: “I want to be so comfortable surviving in the woods that anything more than a knife is camping.” I don’t remember where I read it, but it spoke to me on a deep level, and it reminded me of when I first got into bushcraft and survival, back […]

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