Southfork River Ranch's - Southfork Survival School

Survival School Courses

Our courses will give you the knowledge and skills to be prepared to live off the land short term and survive in almost any situation anywhere. Although we will teach you the use of technology to solve problems. i.e. GPS, compass, first aid kits. weapons and tools we will also teach skills so you will know what to do when these items are not available. You will receive many one on one hands on learning sessions with our staff.

Course Outline

Orientation 2 hrs
Kit assembly 2 hrs

Wilderness survival

Maintaining body temperature 2 hrs
Shelter building 4 hrs
Primitive tool building 4 hrs
Fire starting 4 hrs
Water 2 hrs
Food 2 hrs
Hunter/Gatherer techniques 8 hrs
Meal preparation 3 hrs
Navigation 2 hrs
Escape and evasion 6 hrs

Martial Arts Instruction

Disarming an assailant 4 hrs
Submission holds 4 hrs

First Aid

American Heart Association (AHA) certified course. 8 hrs


Firearm familiarization and safety 2 hrs
Handgun rifle, shotgun, archery 10 hrs

Roughing it

One day and night on your own 24 hrs

Course Provisions

We will Provide the following:

  • SAS Survival Handbook*
  • Survival kit including:
    • Compass
    • Medical kit
    • flash light
    • Multi tool
    • Cords / Line
    • Fire starters
    • Misc. Items
  • Shelter tent
  • Fire arms and Ammunition
  • Poncho
  • All food, snacks and beverages

You will Provide the following:

  • Lightweight sleeping bag
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat
  • Seasonal Clothing
    • We will provide a list
  • Vitamins/Medications
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Sun Glasses
Learn how to build a shelter in our Survival CoursesLearn how to build a splint in our Survival CoursesLearn Firearms safety and familiarity in our Survival Courses

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