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Advanced Survival Course- Adirondacks

September 12 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm


The Advanced Survival Course is designed to take the skills and experience you have gained from both the Basic and Intermediate Survival Courses, and apply them to a fully self-reliant survival situation where all you will have available are the clothes on your back, a knife, and what nature provides. This is the “run” phase of our complete “crawl, walk, run” system of training.

Our system recognizes the need for gear-reliance for people who have not yet fully developed the necessary skills and don’t yet have the experience to provide for their basic needs from nature. As skills and experience develop, the person can make an individual choice as to what gear they do and don’t need, and what they can use from nature to replace it. Gear-reliance is the safety net that is used while learning to become more self-reliant.

During the Advanced Survival Course, heavy emphasis will be placed on learning and applying primitive skills. You will learn to survive with only the clothes on your back and a knife. Learning these advanced skills allows you to rely on yourself and nature in an emergency.

This course, along with successful completion of the Basic and Intermediate Courses, continues the foundation for self- and nature-reliance. This is a patch-earning course. Upon successful completion, you will earn the coveted Flint & Steel Critical Skills Group patch with the “Advanced” rocker. These cannot be purchased and are only available to students that earn them through training.

Continue your training towards becoming more self-reliant and earn all of the Flint & Steel patches by attending our Winter Course.

Required Equipment List (with links) for the Advanced Survival Course (click here).


IMPORTANT: This is a patch-earning course. Regardless of your experience or skill level in the woods, the Basic class is an intense class and lays the foundation for all of our other Patch Courses. Expect to be challenged mentally and physically. You will be required to move cross-country for up to 3-5km per day  with all of your gear, in all types of weather, collecting resources needed to complete graded tasks. Do not attempt this course if you have recently been hospitalized, or have undergone surgery, and have not fully recovered. If you suffer from a medical condition (including allergies) or chronic pain, you are required to bring your prescribed medications with you. This includes a bee sting kit if you are allergic.

It is expected that all students, upon enrollment, intend to try and qualify for the Patch. If this is not your desire, that is okay. You can still qualify for a Certificate of Completion if you finish the course. For so long as you continue to train and give it your best, you are welcome to continue training. If you don’t give up on yourself, we will not give up on you. You cannot, however, remain in camp and choose to sit out training events. If you are not participating in training events, you will have to leave school the school grounds. Notice: No refunds will be issued for classes you do not pass (be it medically, academically, voluntarily withdrawing, or unable to complete the course).

Minimum Age Requirement: Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children 13-17 require their own ticket. This course is not recommended for children under 13.

All Flint & Steel Events require the student to sign the Flint & Steel Critical Skills Group LLC Liability Waiver and Release prior to attendance.


September 12 @ 8:00 am
September 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Gray Bearded Green Beret – Joshua Enyart


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Advanced Survival Sep 2019$550.00

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