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Learn Relevant Winter Survival Skills

"Outstanding Course. Should be Considered Mandatory for Anyone Spending Time in the Wild!" — WFS Participant
Survival Fire & Camp Group in Front of a Signal Fire
"I Would Recommend Anyone that Spends their Time in the Outdoors to take this" — WFS Participant

Winter Survival is a Challenge that can be overcome with the Right Training, Techniques, & Practical Exercises. The Winter Field Session (WFS) has a Relaxed Hands-on Learning Atmosphere, giving you a chance to develop and practice the Wilderness Survival Skills discussed in the Survival Core Seminar. The WFS allows you to learn the Proper Modern Wilderness Survival Techniques that can be quickly applied in the Canadian Wilderness.

"I enjoyed sitting in a Survival Shelter in temperatures below -30° and not even needing a sleeping bag to keep warm." — WFS Participant

Fire Lighting & Shelter Building Training

This expertly taught Modern Wilderness Survival Course allow you an excellent look at the real challenges of the winter forest and the survival techniques need to survive in it. Emphasis will be on living comfortably in winter, boreal forest resources, shelter building, fire lighting, and knife use. Fire Lighting practice will be extensive, emphasizing Lighting Fire with Striker & Natural Tinder.

"…talks about the task, then does the task, then gives you the time to complete the task…" — WFS Participant
2 Single Supershelter & Parallel Fire Using a Striker to Light a Fire
"…a great opportunity to practice survival skills in a wilderness environment." — WFS Participant

Winter 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's
  • Finding Natural Fire Lighting Aids
  • Lighting a Fire with a Striker
  • Survival Twig Bundles
  • Building a Survival Fire
  • Getting a Fire Started
  • Keeping a Fire Burning
  • Selection of Proper Wood
  • Cooking with a Survival Fire

Shelter Building

  • Winter Survival Shelters
  • Single & Double Super Shelters
  • Build a Bough Bed
  • Build a Survival Shelter

Boreal Forest

  • Trees of the Boreal Forest
  • Useful plants of the Winter Forest
  • Identification of Aspect / Slope
  • Survival Camp Locations
"Just wanted to say that I thought the course was great. It was packed full of useful information. My comfort level for survival in the winter has increased substantially. I would definitely be interested in taking another course in the future to improve my skills further." — WFS Participant