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Our instructors have survived the humid jungles of South America, the scorching deserts of the Middle East, the Frozen Arctic, war zones in Yemen and Croatia and spent countless hours honing their skills in the forests, coastlines, and mountains of the UK.
Our mission is your survival. We pass on key skills, techniques, and knowledge in an accessible and friendly manner. Whether you have some skills and knowledge already or are a complete beginner we have a course for you.
The Trueways Courses blend the SAS experience of John 'Lofty' Wiseman with Mountain Rescue civilian procedures to provide you with the best possible content which may save your life one day.
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I joined having no camping experience at all and left full of confidence. Andy was an excellent tutor, his mix of theory and practice was perfect. He has a fantastic confidence and loves to meet people from all walks of life. I will have great memories of this course for the rest of my life. Cheers man.
Can’t say enough good things about this course, the “ learning” part of the course was set out extremely well and obviously taught with a great deal of knowledge, on my days , from Andy & Ammo, found this very enjoyable and learn’t so much. On to the assessment, which was tough but so pleased I saw it through (some people don’t) as it’s not a walk in the park and mentally challenging as well as physical, but ultimately extremely rewarding.
If your thinking of doing it, do it, you won’t be disappointed .
From start to finish this course in Staffordshire was interesting and enjoyable. My 11 year old daughter Isla thoroughly enjoyed it , from lighting fires to building shelter.
Andy was a great teacher for the children and the whole weekend was fantastic.
What an amazing experience. I came on this course not knowing anyone else and was really nervous to start with. I had no need to be. Andy our instructor put everybody at ease and the course flowed effortlessly. The teaching was made fun and memorable.
Andy’s knowledge on the subject was first class and the way he kept things simple made all the difference. There was plenty of time to practice the techniques taught and ask any questions.
The course at Cannock Chase was excellent, my 11year old son loved it.
The two instructors, Andy W & Cat were brilliant through out the whole course at keeping all the Young Survivors interested and motivated, there was a great balance between teaching, coaching and having fun, my son was challenged outside of his comfort zone.
I would personally recommend this Young Survivors course 100%, you won't regret it.
I highly recommend this course. Joe has tremendous knowledge on map reading , use of compass and navigation and is an excellent teacher. Ammo is most caring and made sure everyone make the best out of the weekend, while feeling safe and having a good time.
Thank you both for the unforgettable weekend.
On the course page that you want to book, tick the date & location that suits you, fill in the box with the name of the person attending the course, then click add to basket, if you want to book more than one place, do the same but with a different name in the person attending the course box.
Once we receive your order, we will email you an order confirmation, then normally within 24 hours we will physically book you onto that course and email you the location details and kit list.
Most courses the minimum age is 18
However the young survivors course is designed for 7-11 year olds and the Teen survivors is for 12-17 year olds.
The kit list is designed for safety, you can hire some it from us, the remainder you can get cheap from most outdoor stores. There is no need to spend a lot of money on the kit.
All Trueways Survival Courses start at 10am on the first day, we ask you to be at the meeting point between 9.30am-9.45am. Most courses finish at 4pm on the last day, this can be influenced by the skills of the people on the course or the weather, sometimes we may finish slightly earlier or slightly later, but we will aim for 4pm.
Unlike other Survival Schools, when our courses say 3 days, they are 3 days, beware of schools that start at 5pm or 7pm on the first day and finish at 10am on the last day. Our courses are full days.