Sigma 3 Holiday Sale!

We at Sigma 3 Survival School absolutely love the autumn and winter seasons, especially the holidays! This year we’ve decided that we want to spread the holiday cheer around to all of our students and fans; that’s why we are happy to bring you our big SIGMA 3 HOLIDAY SALE!

From now until December 31st at midnight we are offering IMMENSE SAVINGS of 15% off our Instructor Course and a HUGE 30% off of ALL other courses on our schedule, including the 2014 courses!

These discounts can potentially save you hundreds of dollars and would also make a wonderful gift for your family and friends this holiday season by giving them the gift of self reliant knowledge. All you have to do to get the discount is go to our Training Schedule page, click the class you are interested in, and enter the promo code SIGMAHOLIDAYSALE in the blank during checkout. This code can be used for as many courses as you like until it expires. It’s just that easy to get great prices from the best survival school in the world!

These extraordinary discounts only apply to courses that are paid in full and will only be available until the last day of 2013. When 2014 comes in, these deals go out!

Classes have limited capacity and fill quickly, so be sure to act fast before the deadline to ensure your spot and get the best prices on all of the training that you need to survive!

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays and Semper Paratus from the Sigma 3 Family!

FREE 40-Day Survival Instructor Course Scholarship Contest

Hello, everyone!

We at Sigma 3 Survival School are about to give our fans and students an unheard of chance of a lifetime to become a part of the Sigma 3 family and help the company grow at the same time.  We will be offering the chance for one lucky individual to attend our 40-Day Survival Instructor Certification Course for ABSOLUTELY FREE!

From now until December 31, 2013 at midnight we are challenging anyone who wants to become a Sigma 3 Survival Instructor to get your friends, family, acquaintances, or total strangers to sign up for any of our classes. You, in turn, will receive points based on what classes you get someone to sign up for. The person with the most amount of points wins, 10 point minimum! Here’s how to get the points:

 

Refer someone to sign up for a Weekend Class = 1 point

Refer someone to sign up for a 5-Day Class = 3 points

Refer someone to sign up for the 40-Day Instructor Course = 7 points

 

When you refer someone and they sign up online for a class, all you need to do is have them or yourself shoot us an email with their name and yours in order to verify your points.

There are also prizes for the runners up: Second place gets a free Standard course and the third place winner receives a free weekend course. If this program becomes popular, then we may make this a permanent addition for those guys that can’t afford training but want to get out there and hustle up there tuition by getting others they know involved [...]

Help Us Pick the Next Specialty Course

PICK THE NEXT SPECIALTY CLASS! Our POLLS determine what classes are offered next according to popular demand! It would be great for us to offer every survival class possible,  but time is limited for everyone and we need to focus on our students most critical needs. What is your top choice for the following classes being offered that you are interested in?

ANSWER the poll below to help define survival training needs & focus.

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CONTACT US if you have any questions or want to suggest other companies you want to train with.

Bushcraft Camp Hygiene

Smoke Baths and All Natural Deodorant

The technique I use more than any other to keep from stinking is the woods has got to be taking a smoke bath. It is surprisingly effective and has long lasting effects. All you need do is to consistently expose your skin and clothes to smoke and it will not only keep you from stinking but you will smell like a well smoked roast! Yum. And this also helps to keep the bugs off

But how does a smoke bath work you ask? Well it works because smoke kills bacteria and bacteria is what causes body odor. So we kill the bacteria and we kill the smell. All the methods that we discuss below won’t be as full proof as taking a nice hot shower and scrubbing down with dial soap but it’s much more natural. One of the problems with modern hygiene is that it takes the scorched earth approach to everything. Let’s kill everything on our skin and wash away all our natural oils, and for being in the woods this a bad thing. Our natural oils help keep us warm, they help us deal with bacteria, they moisturize our skin to protect from the sun and much more. So when we clean ourselves in the wilderness, we need to do it by killing the bacteria and still maintaining the natural oils in our skin that protect us from the elements. So all the techniques discussed in this article will seek to promote just that!

Another little trick you can use for keeping your hot spots from stinking is to wipe charcoal [...]

By |October 20th, 2012|Bushcraft|4 Comments|

Diary of a Survivalist- Bugging Out

Diary of a Survivalist- Bugging Out
Let me first define what the Diary of a Survivalist series was intended to do. I’ve been hearing for years from preppers that it really isn’t possible to live off the land long term for survival in a SHTF situation. That has always been a preposterous idea and our goal was to prove just how wrong this idea is. Its not only possible to survive off the land but with some limited training and equipment you can make it easy and comfortable. Now it is difficult to survive completely primitive with no real modern tools, but if you are equipped with a proper bug out bag then life can be very easy. Here is a quick rundown of the minimum essential items that should be in every bag.
Shelter- I prefer to carry a lightweight tarp because of the diverse amount of uses they have. Tents will never match up to a good basha tarp, except for their ability to keep out bugs. But you can’t have a fire with a tent and a mosquito net for your head will negate all the advantages of a tent over a tarp. So get a good tarp.

Water- The one item everyone should have in their bag is a good water filter. My favorite filter is expensive but it will filter 13,000 gallons of water, which means it won’t ever go out on you. The best one on the market is Katadyn Pocket Filter and if you have the money should be something everyone buys. The next most import thing is to [...]

By |December 1st, 2011|Bushcraft, Disaster Preparedness, Survival|Comments Off|

Alone in the Wilderness Part 3

(This is the story of our Newest Primitive Survival Instructor Josh Hamlin, he has an immense amount of real life survival experience and will be teaching at our wilderness survival classes to pass on his knowledge to SIGMA 3 Survival students)

If you haven’t read part one or two then click below!

Alone in the Wilderness Part 1

Alone in the Wilderness Part 2

 

After this, I found a cure for the loneliness in the woods.  I came across a hiker.  I was excited, because he was a Native American, and so am I.  I walked up and greeted him, and he gave me a hesitant and perplexed “uh, hi”.  Looking back, I can see why he was so startled.  I had a big beard, because I hadn’t shaved in months, and to make matters worse, I was wearing a loin cloth.  His name was Rick, and he was a member of a Native American church.  Many Native American churches have brought old rituals into their practice of Christianity, and Rick performed sweat lodge ceremonies for Native American Christians.  I showed him my camp.  We bonded and became great friends, which was good, because he came to visit me, and he brought others.  Now, I had friends who valued my quest to find the old ways and who could embrace the spiritual aspect as well.

A group of soldiers came across me, too.  They played paintball to practice warfare.  They gave me a challenge to take a 5 minute head start.  They were to track me and shoot me.  I ran over the roughest terrain I could find and hid [...]

By |October 24th, 2011|Bushcraft, Survival|3 Comments|

Alone in the Wilderness Part 2

(This is the story of our Newest Primitive Survival Instructor Josh Hamlin, he has an immense amount of real life survival experience and will be teaching at our wilderness survival classes to pass on his knowledge to SIGMA 3 Survival students)

If you haven’t read part one then click below!

Alone in the Wilderness Part 1

 

It rained for days, and I had built no shelter.  I took refuge under an old bridge for a while, but the flood water rose, and I found no escape after that.  I sat by the pond again…just sitting in the rain….and waited it out.  I desperately needed a shelter, so I made a lean-to first.  It was not much, but it worked until I could get something better.  I was ready for an upgrade pretty quick, so I made my way up the hill a little to where it leveled out into a flat.  I built a wickiup in only a few hours.  Whenever the weather was nice, I slept by the pond, but when it rained I moved to my wickiup.  The shelter was leaky and far from perfect, but it was better than sleeping in pouring rain, so I counted it a success.  With shelter, food, fire, and water taken care of, I began to enjoy my life in the wild.  Things got easier, I had plenty of fish in my trap consistently, and I had a shelter.  I began to be able to relax and enjoy watching the animals.  There were a few beaver in the pond, and I enjoyed the comedic company of goofy armadillos running around [...]

By |October 13th, 2011|Bushcraft, Survival|1 Comment|

Alone in the Wilderness Part 1 of 3

(This is the story of our Newest Primitive Survival Instructor Josh Hamlin, he has an immense amount of real life survival experience and will be teaching at our wilderness survival classes to pass on his knowledge to SIGMA 3 Survival students)   

 

Hello,

 

My name is Josh Hamlin.  I lived 2 years in the wilderness living off the land.  I was no stranger to the outdoors or to primitive skills by the time I set about the task, but you can only gain so much from practicing the individual skills within the safety net and comfort of civilization.  The time had come, and I had a need to place these skills in their context, physically and spiritually.  It will not surprise you that my deep reverence for nature had led me to practices of pagan spirituality.  I set out with the intention of sharpening my skills as a survivalist and strengthening my spiritual connection to the wild.  Both of these things happened, but not in the way I thought they would.  Then again, if I had known all that before-hand, I would not have needed to undertake the journey, would I?

I had someone drop me off near a place I used to go to get away as a child.  It was a hill near Tulsa, Oklahoma on the Arkansas river. It was a small area about 3 miles long and about a mile wide, but resources were plentiful, so the location was appropriate.  I had a few items with me.  I brought two dried gourds with me for water bottles.  I brought 50 ft. of [...]

By |October 6th, 2011|Bushcraft, Survival|7 Comments|

Survival Training Special Offer!

 

New Private or Small Group Packages! Since we have so many tactical courses on the board right now I wanted to make a special offer for those interested in wilderness survival! If you have an interest in wilderness survival training and the course you are interested in is not on the schedule then contact us to setup a custom class. You can pick any course from the wilderness survival course list including: the survival standard courses, shelter building, fire making, water procurement, food procurement (trapping fishing hunting), primitive cooking, knife only (more expensive), or any basic bushcraft course of your choosing. My recommendation for beginners is the standard courses. Contact Us for more details!

2 Day Custom Course: $295/person private lessons

4 Day Custom Course: $495/person private lessons

Notes: Groups will be given discount based upon size of the group, the larger the cheaper! These courses can be setup on almost any schedule as long as enough lead time is given for the founder to schedule. We will do the courses either at our primitive camp or some other location of your choosing elsewhere in the state. Extra charges for travel!

Understanding Bushcraft?

Bushcraft is an unusual word to so many people out there that I thought I would take the time to explain what bushcraft and the primitive arts is all about. In the beginning when you first start to begin your journey into survival training, everything will start with necessities. But as you grow it will change into an expression of yourself in your survival training. What do I mean by that? Once your skill level grows past a certain point you will begin to see a new light, just as fledgling seed sprout pokes its stem out of the soil. Your senses will open up to things you never even knew where there before. For instance, most people have no idea how much food is around them even in the most crowded cities! I cannot walk anywhere anymore without seeing food that can be harvested that other people would see as nothing. In fact, most of the weeds people kill in their yards are the most nutritious and useful plants on their property! Many wild edibles are so much more nutritious than what you can buy in the produce department at your local grocery store.

Once you understand the basics of survival then you will begin to put your own stamp on everything. From trap modifications of your own design to making primitive art. Primitive art is all about expressing yourself through the art of self reliance. Whether it be constructing your own primitive musical instruments or making a shelter like no other! There is so much to learn in this field that I guarantee that one person could not [...]