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We teach a variety of quality, hands-on courses. Look below to see sample schedules, then contact us for further information or to tailor a course to suit your needs. 
 
5-Day Cold Weather/Water Survival Course

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Day 3

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Day 4 

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Day 5 

0800-1130
- Dersu Uzala!
- Stay Alive:

- Rules of 3

- The 7 Steps
- Cold Water Near Drowning

 

 

 

 

0800-1130
- 9 Minute Timed First Aid Test
- The Agony of De Feet!
- Cold Water Survival Skills

 

 

 

 0800-1130
Water/Field Hygiene
Food, PSP, Tides
Navigation—Staying Found
Map & Compass (If time allows)

Survival Field Exercise: Wake up and smell no coffee!
You may possibly have a fire from 0700 - 1100 hrs today.

Team with best signals gets rescued first & given prizes!
Survival field exercise may be completed.
(If we get back.)

 

 

 

1130-1230
- Lunch--A good time to score stuff for your survival kit.

 

 

 

 

1130-1230
Lunch

Stop and eat a sandwich!

 


 

1130 transport to field for 2 night field exercise.
Fast is Slow, Smooth is Fast 

Happy hour!! Visiting other team shelters
Snares, edibles

 

 

 90’ break then 90’ debrief in class-room including Survival Psychology. Often the most useful classroom session.

 1230-1630
- S.T.T.T.Y.U.! Your Personal Survival Kit
- Hypothermia—team presentation
- Clothing: Making the Difference!

 

 1230-1630
- Shelters: Wimpy or Hefty
- Heads Up: Bears!
- Distress Signals

- R&R (Rules & Responsibility)—- What can I bring?

 

- No fire!
- Two nights out. Raw dinner is on us at ‘Da Beach.’

 

 

 

 

- Upgrade your team’s shelter.
You fill in your day. - Fire may be restarted at 1700 for evening.

 Graduation -
Bring a hanky!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework: Review First Aid chapters

Prepare for bungy jump.

 

Homework: Stay Alive!

 

Improve your lousy situation. 

Food, Water, and Rest

 

 
 
2-Day Cold Weather/Water Survival Course

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Day 1 

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Day 2

8 – 11:30 a.m.
- Shelter Day
- Yo!
- Survival’s Rules of 3—Test!
- Hypothermia—Dumb Sheep
Feed ‘Em and Beat ‘Em
- Dress for Success

 8 – 11:30 a.m.
- Survival Psychology
- Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies

  and Why
- Cold Water Survival Skills
- Underwater Egress


 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch 

12:30 – 5 p.m.

- Field Exercise
- Shelter Building
- Tarps/Tents
- Warmth Secrets
- Fire
- Wild Edibles and Dangerous Plants

12:30 - 5 p.m.
- S.T.T.T.Y.U.—Survival Kits
- Signals/Flare Demo
- Wilderness Navigation

 

 


 

 
 
 
Alpine Bivy Course

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Day 4 

8 a.m.
- Mountain Bivouac
- Staying Alive Priorities
- Hypothermia—Dumb Sheep: Feed ‘Em and Beat ‘Em
- Dress for Success—
Clothing: Making the
Difference

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

- Lunch

1 – 5 p.m.
- Comfort Camp: Stay Dry/Stay Warm/Be Happy
- Mountain Equipment
- Gear Orientation/

  Jump Kits

Homework
Mountain First Aid Chapters

 

 

8 a.m.
- Sitka Mountain Rescue Field Exercise—Down a
Mountain in a Basket

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

- Lunch

1 – 5 p.m.
- USCG Helo Rescue Orientation at USCG Air Station Sitka Hanger
- Timed First Aid Test
- The Agony of De Feet—
Frostbite/Immersion Foot
- Shelters: Wimpy or Hefty—Garbage Bags to Tents

Deploy to Field Site
- Spend the Night Out Peak/Ridge Camping
- Hands On Gear Use
- Tent/Camp Set Up

 

 

 

 

In the Field All Day
- Make Your Lunch in the Mountains
- Test the Equipment
- Mountain Savvy/

Safe Travel in the Alpine/MNT Navigation

- Spend the Second Night Out Peak/Ridge Camping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 a.m.
- Mountain Rescue Extraction
from Field Camp
- Debrief: Gear and Reality

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 – End
- Radio Maintenance

- Field
Emergency Action Plan
- Survival: Who Lives, Who
Dies, and Why
- Graduation

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Small Boat Operator Course

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Day 3

8 a.m.

- Yikes! Priorities

- 7 Steps to Survival

 

8 a.m. 

- Debrief PFD Exercise

- Boat Emergencies

- It Could Have Been Prevented

 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

- Legal Requirements

- Boat Handling on Lake

 

9 a.m.

- Hypothermia

 

10 a.m.

- Hey, I need some help here!

- Emergency Signals 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

-  Lunch 

 

10 a.m.

- Cold Water Survival Skills

- Stay Rules

 Noon

- Lunch

 

 2:30 p.m.

- S.T.T.T.Y.U.!

- Survival Kits

11 a.m.

- PFDs

- Immersion Suits

 1 p.m.

- Flare Demonstration

- Hand Flares

 3 p.m.

- Written Test

  (High Stress)

Noon

- Lunch

 

 2 p.m.

- Charts, Navigation, Rules of

the Road, GPS, Compass

 4 p.m.

- Course Evaluation

- Debrief, Graduation

2 - 3 p.m.

- Life Rafts

- M.O.B.

   Reach/Throw, Don't Go!

 3 p.m.

- Tides, Currents, Waves

 

 

 

3 - 5 p.m.

- Lake PFD Exercise

 4 p.m.

- Survival Psychology

- USCG Rescue

 

 
 
Mountain Navigation Travel (MNT) Course

 Sample

Day 1

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Days 2-4

Fortitudine Vincimus!

0800 – 0831    Dr. Beck Weathers

0845 - 0945     Tying it all together

1000 - 1045     Agony of De Feet

1100 - 1130     Inventory and Dress for Success

1130 - 1330     Lunch, shopping, packing

1330               Rules of 3, Fuel

1430               Mnt. route slide presentation

1515               Dig in: shelters, shovels, ice axes, pickets, poles, the ropes

1630               Avalanche!

1711               Done

Day 2:

Fly to Mountain

 

Days 2 - 4:

Get Tough! Snow travel in the high alpine 

in one of the wettest/damp zones on earth 

during the year’s second rainiest month.

Your gear quality, flexibility, and attitude will make the difference. Expect and embrace misery.

Day 4:

- Pick up and Fly
- Debrief

- Graduation
 

 
 
4 Hour Defensive Driving Course

 Dangerous Dug’s Driving Defensively Exercise
(Like Your Life Depended On It!)


_____________ __________________!!!

It’s a jungle out there…Look out! Breaks will occur every 2 minutes.

Pretest: What part of “know” don’t you understand?

Overview/statistics…Just the facts, Ma’am.

Driver Vehicle Weather Conditions

Alaska’s three driving seasons: _____________, ____________, ____________

 Driving 70 mph, for 20 minutes, in a 50 mph zone saves you ________ minutes?
 In a 50 mph zone, driving 10 mph faster ___________ your chance of an accident.
 In a 60 mph zone, driving 10 mph faster ___________ __________ your chance of an accident.

“Instantaneous Deceleration Sickness” guest speakers: Vince & Larry

Passing Away

On Your Back—Roads!

Steering Committee: weather or not.

Expresso!

U.S.F.S.’s Urban Assault Vehicle Fleet…NOT!

I’m an emergency room nurse…Pass Me Now...See You Later!