Survival Standard - Survival School
Missouri Headquarters: (479) 426-7990

Survival Standard

Survival Standard Course $495

  • 2018 Dates:

    Feb 28-Mar 4, April 9-13, June 18-22, Nov 5-9

  • Locations:

    Missouri and Satellite Locations

  • Duration

    5 Days/4 Nights

  • Difficulty Rating

    Level 1

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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. Many experienced woodsman ask us if they should skip this course and go to the advanced standard, and unless you have extensive primitive skills, then we recommend you start here! 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 cover 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.

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  • Craig W. Florissant, MO

    This was one of the best outdoor experiences of my life. Justin (Sage) was very thorough and patient, and he is a great instructor. I have learned so many new things related to survival I didn’t have a clue about.

  • Chris Wilkes Hattiesburg, MS (Alone Season 4 Participant)

    Justin Sage Williams not only has great skills but he also has the ability to effectively teach those skills to others. His input on my handrill technique led to a fat ember on my board on my next attempt, in the eastern Woodlands at that. He’s professional and courteous, and amazingly devoid of unnecessary ego BS, which can be a rarity in this field. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone serious about learning bushcraft and survival skills.

  • Travis H. Instructor Level 1 Graduate

    As someone with a lot of experience in the woods, it was the little things that I picked up on and questions I was able to ask and get help on that furthered my knowledge that I wasnt able to get from a book or video. It opened my eyes to questions I didn’t know that I had. If you could only do one week of courses then this one would be it! It gives you so much knowledge on what to look for and you will feel confident after leaving that you can survive in most survival situations in comfort. Knowledge weighs nothing and SIGMA 3 will teach the primitive and the most effective modern skills.


  • 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
  • Survival Fishing Tactics and Modern Fishing methods
  • Modern and Primitive Trapping
  • Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Uses
  • Primitive Navigation Methods
  • Primitive Navigation Methods
  • This course covers advanced topics, even though it is a basic class!


Day 1: Shelter Day! Hands on building of numerous types of survival shelters.

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

Day 3: Fire Making/Friction fire, all night fire, etc. Become a master of making fire in tough conditions!

Day 4: Survival trapping and plant foraging

Day 5: Primitive navigation, natural cordage, and primitive weapons.

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

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

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.


Change your mind on a class? Just use your credit for something else! Take advantage of sales now and use the funds for whatever later! Maybe the dates aren’t announced or you don’t know what you want? Pay on something now and use the credit later. Credit good for up to three years and transferable to your friends or family!


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  • Course:Date:
  • Survival Standard Nov 05, 2018 - Nov 09, 2018
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  • Survival Standard Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019
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  • Survival Standard Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
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