This course is designed to prepare SAR personnel to operate and survive in the event they become isolated during a search or weather makes it impossible to travel out of the field as planned.
Training will concentrate on survival principles that can be adapted to fulfill your five basic needs:
Personal Protection: Clothing, Fire and Shelter
Sustance: Food and Water
Health: Physical and Psychological
Travel: Travel consideration and navigation using field expedient means
Signaling: Improvised and Commercial
Being able to adapt these principles will allow you to survive in any terrain and changing weather condition. This course will consist of a total of 36 hours of combined classroom, field training and practical exercises (which will include an overnight in survival shelter). During several practical training exercises in the field students will incorporate all information learned in the classroom.
Each individual student will at a minimum: build two fires using natural and manmade tinder with only a spark, assist in the construction of four shelters, treat simulated injuries, improvise a needed tool and assist in the construction of a survival kit.
Other topics covered will include:
Improvising: Considerations, principles and problem solving
Personal Survival Kits: Types, Carrying Methods and Recommendations
Courses are typically as follows:
Wendsday 6 pm - 10 pm (Class Room)
Saturday 8 am - Sunday 6 pm (Overnight in the field)
Cost: $140.00 per person
Max Number of Students: 16
Registration: There is a non-refundable registration fee of $40.00 due upon registration. Registration can be paid by emailing us your credit card information or calling Alaska Search Rescue and Survival Training, LLC with credit card information. The remaining $100.00 can be paid by the first day of class.