Patriot Survival School founder, Doc Black, has been watching the world and taking notes. He observed disasters increasing and how our urban settings tend to make us dependent on less sustainable resources and whittle away at skills essential in surviving outside of the typical person's comfort zone. Many of us no longer have the skills to survive on our own. Thus, just this spring, Patriot Survival School was born.
The courses taught at Patriot Survival School, although lead in North Texas, not only teach skills needed to live off the grid in Texas, but universal skills useful in most terrains and climates in a hands-on environment. The course will outline what equipment and supplies are needed for the great outdoors and how to assess rough situations for just about anyone. The course is beneficial to all who do not have severe physical limitations.
The 40 hour level 1 Survival course lasts 40 hours over a weekend, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Of those 40 hours, 21 hours are spent learning. Six meals and sleep time are included. As safety is the primary concern, local fire and emergency services are aware of the location and activities of the course at all times.
Instructor, Michael Broland, states that, "Most people agree that the toughest part of the course is the instructor lead night land navigation exercise on Saturday night. There are two other portions that students seem to gain the most confidence and self actualization from those are the day land navigation competition and the Friday night "Welcome Exercise."
Regardless of the group challenges, all participants will feel that the course has helped them grow and prepared them to face their own challenges as an individual and be more prepared to take on new adventures. Sign up to join courses in the fall on October 18th through the 20th, November 15th through the 17th, and January 31st through February 2nd. You can't put a price on life, but you can put one on survival skills. The school is currently offering a 50% discount bringing the price down to $169 for the first person, and only $149 each additional person. Learn more or register on the Patriot Survival School website or their Facebook page.