advanced survival

Advanced Wilderness Survival

Intended audience:



Are you looking for a life altering experience?

Would you like to know if you have what it takes to survive??

This 5 day adventure will give you a new perspective on life.  You will appreciate the more basic comforts civilization has to offer. 

We will have two days of advanced survival instruction which leads to a 3 day solo survival adventure.

You will experience some or all of the enemies of survival.

This experience is very similar to a vision quest.

Passive survival is the name of the game and advanced techniques will be introduced.

*All safety aspects are taken into consideration and plans of action have been considered and implemented.

This course is a must for anyone who is willing to test boundaries and push their limits!

Main teaching points include (but not limited to):

  • Local plants and animal identification and patterns.
  • Passive food gathering techniques.
  • Knife and axe sharpening techniques.
  • Food storage and preparations.
  • Advanced fire starting.
  • Enemies of survival.
  • Smoke generator.
  • Cleaning and cooking of small game.

Participants projects while on solo include:

  • Light and maintain a fire
  • Identify and gather food sources
  • Create a ground to air signal   
  • Produce a tool of their choice (ie. fishing rod, axes, fork)
  • Navigate from drop off point to solo site and back at the end of the exercise.
  • Identify water sources and demonstrate methods of purification.   
  • Select a shelter site and build the shelter of their choice with the on hand materials
  • Set and monitor a small game snare, either a rabbit or squirrel set. Snares maybe closed so as not to catch animals.

*It will be at the instructor’s judgment if you will be placed solo or in pairs.  


5 full days (Monday to Friday)

Cost: $1000.00 (plus applicable taxes)

** Prerequisites:

  • Basic navigation skills
  • Emergency First Aid Training (minimum)
  • Proper equipment and environmental clothing as per Kitlist

**Minimum attendance 8 – Maximum 24


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What you can expect from us


Natures beauty


"Each of our staff members possesses a minimum of 20 years serving Canada, in various positions as members of the Canadian Forces. These professionals have unique skills in the outdoors and a desire to pass on their knowledge to you".


Who needs this training and why ?


Snow Hut


"Our programs are designed for individuals who work, play, and commute thru or over the Canadian wilderness".