Summer Field Session

Take the Best Wilderness Summer Survival Training in Canada

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Training in Fire Lighting & Shelter Building

"I liked the practical shelter building and twig bundle collecting…" — SFS Participant
Using a Striker to Light a Fire Improvised Lean-to Shelter in the Boreal Forest
"I can't believe what I learned in one weekend." — SFS Participant

The Summer Field Session(SFS) takes you beyond the Classroom and into the Boreal Forest. The SFS gives you the chance to practice summer survival skills in relaxed hands-on learning atmosphere. This gives you the chance to practice the wilderness survival skills discussed in Survival Core Seminar. On this course you will learn the survival techniques necessary to live comfortably in the summer forests of Canada.

"The sense of accomplishment in building a shelter and sleeping in it was so very good…" — SFS Participant

Practical Summer Survival Skills

During the Summer Field Session Fire Lighting practice will be extensive and emphasize will be on Lighting Fire with Natural Tinder and a Striker. Numerous skills and survival techniques will be taught throughout the course. Participants in the Summer Field Sessionwill live in their individual survival shelter during the night. Participants will have the opportunity to build a Cooking Fire, Stick Burners for Cooking, a Summer Survival Shelter, and a Sharpening Board.

"Very Practical, Lots of Training, & Kept Busy." — SFS Participant
Cooking over a Fire Stick Burner
"…this is an Excellent Course to begin Wilderness Studies" — SFS Participant

Wilderness Field Session Skills


  • Selecting a good Survival Knife
  • Basic Knife Handling
  • Construct a Sharpening Board
  • Knife Sharpening

Survival Tools

  • Build & Use a Baton
  • Basic Notches
  • Useful Knots

Fire Lighting

  • Finding Natural Tinder
  • Finding Natural Fire Lighting Aids
  • Fire Lighting with a Striker
  • Basic Twig Bundles
  • Getting a Fire Started
  • Keeping a Fire Burning
  • Selection of Proper Wood
  • Cooking with a Cooking Fire
  • Cooking with a Stick Burner
  • Using a Kelly Kettle

Shelter Building

  • Summer Survival Shelters
  • Improvised Shelters
  • Poncho Shelters
  • Build a Bough Bed
  • Build a Survival Shelter
  • Summer Camping Techniques

Boreal Forest

  • Trees of the Boreal Forest
  • Useful plants of the Summer Forest
  • Identification of Aspect / Slope
  • Survival Camp Locations
"Fire Lighting & Shelter Building was Great, Thanks" — SFS Participant

Course Registration Information

Next SFS Starts Saturday August 18th

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