• Primitive cutting devices
• Cordage from plant and animal materials
• Primitive water vessels
• Advanced fire by friction
• Advanced principles of thermoregulation
• Advanced Wild Edibles
• Primitive shelter construction
• Natural Navigation without the use of a compass
• Wilderness first-aid
• Natural methods of sight and scent camouflage
• Primitive weapon construction
1 - Carbon Steel Knife with 90 degree spine and full tang. The Condor Kephart is a winner in my book. (http://www.condortk.com/productos-detalle.php?producto=92&cat=71)
1 - Redundant cutting tool ie: Multi-Tool, Camp Axe, folding saw etc.
1 - Ferro Rod (http://www.lightmyfire.com/)
1 - (Minimum) Stainless Steel bottle with nesting cup used to boil water in -OR- 1 (Minimum) Canteen with Canteen Cup.
1 - 8ft by 7ft (Or larger) poly tarp -OR- clear painter's drop cloth.
1 - 1lb roll of #36 tarred bank line. (Found at Wal-Mart) - OR- 1 - 100ft roll of 550 cord.
2 - 3ft by 3ft 100% Cotton Material or 100% Cotton Bandanna
1 - Roll Gorilla Brand Duct Tape
1 - Headlamp with extra batteries
1 - Set of note taking gear
1 - Set of Safety Goggles or Glasses
1 - Pair of leather gloves
1 - Safety Whistle
Wear appropriate clothing for weather and training environment.
Please Note: No food will be provided. Bring enough to last you for the duration of training. Water will be provided. If you do not have the required items, and they must be used to pass an event, you may be kept from participating. This could affect your chances at certification.
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One Child - UNDER 18 - is allowed free with each paying adult) The Intermediate Certification is your introduction to Primitive Living Skills and evasion techniques. This course is designed to give you the skills to replace broken or lost modern equipment with primitive substitutions, and survive for an extended amount of time. This is a three-day course, and you should plan to spend two nights at the training location. You will also undergo a 24-hour fast from food or water until you complete tasks you will encounter in an actual survival scenario. You will also undergo very mild sleep deprivation. You will be expected to have solid grasp of creating fire by friction using natural materials for this course. Due to safety concerns, no one under the age of 18 is authorized to attend without a parent or guardian present. Children under the age of 16 are not authorized to attend this course. This is a graded class in which you must perform skill tests to pass. Students must show mastery of 80% of tested material to earn certification.