Like all Trueways courses, our 7 Day Applied Advanced Survival Course is based around a survival scenario, but it is as close to a real survival situation as we can safely simulate. From the word go, you will have to provide for yourselves in a remote and possibly unfriendly environment, including dealing with any casualties which might have occurred and providing yoursleves with ALL water and food from the land for the duration.
Prerequisites: Participants must have attended a Level 3 course with Trueways Survival School or have previous experience to an advanced level (e.g. selected military personnel or very experienced or qualified outdoors persons). If you have not progressed through the Trueways training system to reach this level, please call us for an assessment of your suitability to attend this course.
Led only by Trueways most senior and experienced staff, the Trueways 7 Day Applied Advanced Survival Course is unique. No other course available to the general public can offer the same challenge and reward. Trueways staff will provide guidance and assistance, including teaching advanced techniques not normally taught on other courses, but you will find yourselves having to fend for yourselves from the start, albeit with guidance and suggestions. You will have to survive by applying the skills and techniques learned on previous courses, adding advanced skills learned during this course, whilst living entirely off the land (and rivers) for the duration, complete with having to navigate to safety to complete the experience. The Trueways Applied Advanced Survival Course provides a full survival camp experience, with very limited gear and equipment.
You must be over 17 to attend this course.
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.
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. Unlike some other schools a Trueways 2 Day survival course is two full days and one full night.
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.