Thriving in the outdoors demands skills that many of us no longer have, such as building a fire or finding enough tree bark to feed your horse. Spark your instincts with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $175 for a basic wilderness survival course (up to a $350 value)
- $295 for a 40-hour online and in-person wilderness first responder course (up to a $595 value)
The Highlands Wilderness Training Institute
If you're in the middle of an emergency scenario at The Highlands Wilderness Training Institute, you can rest assured that your instructor has already experienced it. All of the survival school's teachers are professional Emergency Services Personnel, meaning they possess not only practical knowledge and quick-thinking skills, but also the state-of-the-art equipment to pass them along. Using Moulage-based training models, they immerse students in realistic, simulated survival situations that cover how to assess a situation and improvise a solution. These scenarios may fall under wilderness subsistence and survival training courses, which introduce skills such as foraging for food, defending yourself against a bear, and fashioning a stylish jacket out of moss. Additionally, the school provides training in plane-crash survival, and water and ice rescue via shore or boat. Though many courses prepare the amateur outdoors enthusiast, HWTI also provides specialized training for outdoor professionals ranging from geologists to aviators. Each program matches the standards of at least one professional organization, such as Wilderness Medical Society and the American Association of Emergency Physicians.