Survival Standard

  • Difficulty Rating

    Level 1

  • Duration

    5 Days / 4 Nights

  • Locations

    Colorado, Missouri, Virginia

The Survival Standard is our most popular wilderness survival training course and it covers the basics as well as some advanced survival tactics. This course will prepare you for all the most common wilderness survival scenarios. The wilderness survival standard is a great first choice for starting your training in these skill sets. Even though this is a basic survival course, a good woodsmen has a lot to gain from this course and it has something for everybody!

The Survival Standard courses are all hands on field training, no power point, just doing the skills for real! Our survival training will cover a day by day breakdown of the survival priorities and what techniques work best. The survival training priorities are as follows: Shelter, Water, Fire, Food, Tools, & Navigation! So each day in this course will IMG_0896cover a new survival priority. Self reliance skills will set you on a course to total freedom in your life and these aren’t just skills for the woods, they are skills that change your life and the way you see the world.

The course will set you on a path to total wilderness self reliance and after learning the skills taught in this survival training course, you will understand what it takes to survive in almost any environment or condition. The survival standard is very comprehensive and covers a multitude of different subjects about wilderness survival skills and these skills will work in a multitude of regions around the world.

This survival training class is very intensive and is almost entirely hands on with very little lecture time. The skills we cover are a mix of primitive and modern survival skills. The survival training standard is not so difficult that family and children can’t attend. These are skills that your friends will be impressed with the next time you go camping and these are skills that tend to stick with you for a lifetime. Self Reliance skills truly give you an empowered feeling because after your training with SIGMA 3 Survival School, you will be confident to walk into any environment and take care of yourself, your friends, and your family.


Survival Skills Taught

  • Primitive and Modern Survival Shelters
  • Over 10 methods of wilderness water procurement
  • Bow Drill Friction Fire Making, how to use a ferro rod, creating an all night fire, and much more!
  • Survival Fishing Tactics and Modern Fishing methods
  • Modern and Primitive Trapping
  • Numerous improvised primitive dead falls and snares
  • Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Uses
  • Primitive Navigation Methods
  • Primitive Tool Making

Itinerary & FAQ

Day 1: Shelter Day! Students will build at least three primitive shelters.

Day 2: Water Procurement. Learn to get clean water quickly.

Day 3: Fire Making/Friction fire, all night fire, etc.

Day 4: Food procurement methods/ Survival fishing and trapping

Day 5: Tools/ Primitive cordage, what to carry, improvised hunting tools, etc

Early/Late Registration

Early registration ends 30 days before class starts. Additional $100 for late registration. All of our courses are transferable and credit is good up to 3 years!

Airport and Bus Stops

If you are arriving by bus or plane, we can pick you up. Contact us to make arrangements. ($40 Transport Fee)

Overnight Camping

You are always welcome to camp out the night before and the night after any course. Just let us know in advance!

Minimum Survival Tools Required

  • Small Backpack
  • Poncho or Rain Gear
  • Outdoor Clothing
  • Fixed blade knife & folding saw
  • Overnight Camping Gear

*You don’t need much equipment for our courses, though good equipment does speed the learning process up greatly!

Recommended Survival Kit

  • Poncho
  • Folding Saw
  • Medium Backpack
  • 100′ of Paracord
  • Bushcraft Knife
  • Snare Wire
  • Stainless Steel Canteen
  • SIGMA Fishing Kit
  • Sawyer Mini Water Filter
  • 250 Lumen Flashlight

If you don’t have to buy our sigma 3 gear to attend the course, but you need survival gear of equivalent quality.

Food and Water Required

Water will be provided and food is your own choice. You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Walmart and several local eateries are within a close drive.


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Missouri (HQ)
Mansfield, MO (Lead Instructor: Justin “Sage Juan” Williams)
Dates: Course: Cost:
April 20-24th, 2017 Survival Standard $595 Late Reg.
July 13-17th, 2017 Survival Standard $495
November 1-5th, 2017 Survival Standard $495
Colorado Springs
(Lead Instructor: Jason Marsteiner)
Dates: Course: Cost:
April 14-18th, 2017 Survival Standard $595 Late Reg.
May 12-16th, 2017 Survival Standard $495
June 9-13th, 2017 Survival Standard $495
July 7-11th, 2017 Survival Standard $495
September 22-26th, 2017 Survival Standard $495
Ridgeway, VA (Lead Instructor: Scott Vernon)
Dates: Course: Cost:
June 14-18th, 2017 Survival Standard $495
Sept. 27-Oct. 1st, 2017 Survival Standard $495
December 27-31st, 2017 Survival Standard $495

1233 Highway B
Mansfield, MO 65704
United States

HQ: (479) 426-7990

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