2 day Corporate Survival Course

 

The 2 day Corporate Survival Course is designed for a corporate challenge weekend.  

This course provides an introduction and good grounding  to all the principles and skills necessary to survive in the wilderness and these principles can be applied anywhere in the world. The course covers shelter-building, fire, water, wild food, natural navigation skills, survival medical and psychology.  It is suitable for all levels and will allow each person to put their newly learned survival skills to the test.



This is a Basic Survival Course is designed for a corporate challenge over 2 days for beginners or those with some experience in survival.  It is an intensive course and includes hands-on practical training for a variety of subjects, concentrating on ensuring that the most important skills are developed. Other survival topics are introduced in principle by lectures, demonstrations and by practical hands on challenges.  Everyone on the course should experience an enjoyable and challenging weekend and should also leave with a good grounding in survival principles and basic skills.  This course can also be used in addition to leadership and teamwork events.

The course is delivered by our instructors who all have a military or survival backgrounds.  

  

Itinerary Guide

The guide below provides a general description about the course but each course may not always be the same as will be dependent on the weather conditions at the time.  



Arrival

The adventure begins at 9am on morning of day 1 where all taking part will meet the course instructors and to make sure that all have the required items on the Kit List.  Pre-course information regarding equipment will be provided on booking the course.   

 

 

Practical survival skills and campfire lectures

 

Each day includes a combination of practical team-building survival skills; demonstrations and lectures around the campfire.  A variety of survival skills subjects will be covered over the course of the 2 days.  The following topics are introduced in principle and some are developed through practical sessions:



Understanding human survival needs and prioritising the next steps

  • The Importance of First Aid

  • Survival Psychology

Protection from the elements

  • Environmental medical (physiological and psychological the affects of being too hot or too cold)

  • Understand and take care of your clothing

  • Taking advantage of and improving pre-existing natural shelter (caves, hollows, overhangs, fallen trees, etc).

  • Shelter building, bedding, insulation and weather protection using natural materials and/or salvaged resources anywhere in the world

  • Fire lighting and maintenance using any available method

Signalling for rescue

  • Standard international signals

  • Improvised techniques

  • Sourcing water and making it safer to use

  • Water requirements

  • Water sources

  • Problems in wild water and medical aspects (dangers of seawater, dehydration, heat exhaustion, toxicity, pathology)

  • Water treatment and storage

Acquiring food from the wilds

  • Understanding our survival nutritional needs

  • Medical problems from malnutrition and/or food imbalances

  • Toxins and pathogens in wild food and avoiding them

  • Flora (food from plants, roots, tubers, seeds and fruit)

  • Fungi (food from fungi, if available)

  • Fauna (trapping, gathering or catching and preparing food from fish, fowl, game, insects and invertebrates)

  • Survival camp craft and routines

Gear and equipment

  • survival kits

  • safe use and best practice for knives, axes, saws, fire kits, etc.

  • Making your own resources (cordage, containers, bedding, etc)

Navigation

  • Locally

  • Telling time and direction from natural indicators

  • Basic map and compass skills

  • Safe techniques for crossing unknown countryside

Best routes to safety

  • Planning and Preparation for Emergencies

  • Understanding international emergency services response

  • Discussing real life survival situations and their outcomes (learning from experience)

 

Target Audience

This course is strictly limited to just 12 participants.The course is aimed at beginners or those with some experience as a corporate team-building event.Fitness level requirement - more information here.



Certification

On completion of the course you will receive an awarding certificate from SERE Squadron.

​Course Cost​The cost of the course is £500 + VAT per person at the prevailing rate. All meals are included.



NOTE:  All courses start at 09:00 hours on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date.