Trueways Survival

  • £215.00

Trueways 2 Day Urban Survival and Preparedness Course

Open to All aged 16+
No Previous experience required

Course Overview

The Trueways Survival Urban Preparedness Course, in-keeping with our philosophy of real skills for real situations, seeks to deliver sensible and appropriate survival training for unexpected eventualities in the urban environment.  How do we cope with power cuts and other denied services such as water and gas; the option of heading for the hills, as lovely as it sounds, isn't actually practical as life and society goes on.  We would still be expected to turn up to work and carry out our normal daily life’s activities.  In extreme circumstances the military would be called to give Military Assistance to Civil Authorities (MACA).  For this reason we should clearly state this course is not the doomsday approach or the zombie apocalypse.  It is focused on sensible preparations, precautions and actions in the event of denial of services as well as safety in urban environments perhaps when travelling or holidaying abroad.  Natural disaster and environmental issues are also covered.

Sensible but simple precautions and preparations, coupled with some knowledge and skills based on the real life experience of the experts on the Trueways Team, could make all the difference for you and your family. Be prepared and be safe!

Presented by Trueways Staff who have worked in real life emergencies and disaster relief around the world, the course provides in-depth information and practical skills training which goes beyond the simple advice provided by media and official websites, allowing you to understand the official advice, but preparing you and equipping you to cope for yourselves, in both the short term (until the situation returns to normal or you escape from it) or even in the long term.

This course will cover the following subjects, but not limited to :-

  • Utilisation of household items to continue to operate
  • Cooking facilities in the event of denied electricity or gas (options, improvisation and feasibility)
  • Improvising ovens and cooking facilities
  • Improvising cold storage
  • Safely improvising and using combustible fuels
  • Home preparation for emergencies such as Fire, Flood and Denial of Services
  • Water procurement and storage (large quantities)
  • Planning for and dealing with thawing food and possible wastage
  • Latrines and domestic hygiene
  • Waste management
  • Human waste and contamination
  • Adequate incineration techniques (EU guidance)
  • Community solutions to communal problems

Course Format

A suitable mix of classroom presentations interspersed with practical sessions with plenty of group activities, all delegates will be expected to fully participate and as a community their actions will positively or negatively impact on others.

Why Choose Trueways? 

Trueways Survival offers survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our courses are designed to take the beginner from those very first steps all the way to training in our Global Environments Training packages. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.

Trueways survival courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice the skills and techniques needed to survive without the comfort and convenience of four walls and a supermarket! As well as being highly fun and rewarding, these acclaimed courses are based upon the tried and tested methodology of Trueways most senior team member – none other than bestselling SAS Survival Expert John “Lofty” Wiseman, so everything that is taught, demonstrated and explained has the highest level of authority. Lofty Wiseman's is one of the world's foremost experts on survival. His teachings, including multi-million best selling book, 'The SAS Survival Guide' is used the world over as reference by everyday people and experts alike and can be found in 18 languages.

Standard Trueways kit list is required for this course, however we do allow Tents and Gas Cookers on this course as we will not be teaching survival skills such as shelter building and fire lighting
This course also requires your first aid kit must the a "large" (can be out of date)
Spare clothes is also required in case of wet weather and to allow for Role play

Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying.
All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date.

Recommended Kit
A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers, suitable footware, knife, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. You will also need a sleeping bag, a bivi bag and a basha or tarp. Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying. Click HERE to check out our hire page.

Start and Finish Times
All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date.

Please do not bring any food as it will be provided for you, please let us know when you book the course if you have any dietary requirements, we can cater for all requirements as long as we know before hand.

Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form. All courses are camp based, don't worry this is not a boot camp, there are no long hikes or mountains to climb we want you to have fun and learn.

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