Here at Survival Courses Tasmania (SCT) – we believe that the most important aspect of surviving in the wild is gaining the right knowledge while being able to apply that knowledge and use it to your advantage by learning and honing practical skills. See our course overview and structure here.
When it comes to surviving in the wild, there really is NO SUBSTITUTE for a hands-on, physical training course…as you’re just not going to remember how to do it when you’re in a real-life emergency and you’ve tried to learn it online from a staged YouTube/TikTok video etc.
I refer to it as ‘muscle memory,’ which will kick-in when the adrenaline starts pumping, you’re cold and exhausted, the weather is closing in fast, you’re miles from help, and you have to survive a few freezing wet nights up a mountain or in the bush.
We train all ages in essential, genuine survival techniques through carefully designed training courses in a mixture of indoor and outdoor instruction. Additionally, our courses will also teach you resilience, resourcefulness, teamwork, problem solving, as well as the core discipline of survival.
Our well-structured courses are designed to span a range of specialist knowledge and skill sets, from the priorities of survival (click on our Essential Basic Survival Course above for the ‘Top 5 survival priorities’), to modern and traditional skill sets.
>> You will learn how to convert undrinkable seawater into fresh drinking water, using an improvised desalination device (*part of the Specialist Survival Course).
>> There’s even a component where you will learn how to make an easier version of snowshoes (compared to the tennis-racquet-style snowshoes shown in most survival books) – that can be used to walk on deep snow, as well as across boggy marshland or rain-drenched plateaus (*part of the Advanced Survival Course).
>> And learn how to construct a Teepee shelter to help you survive the elements (*part of the Intermediate Survival Course).
There are a number of key areas of bushcraft that we cover in our courses…but we do like to focus on more modern methods as well, because we should use modern techniques if they’ve been tried and tested out in the field.
We cater to suit all levels of experience: from the novice to the experienced outdoorsperson, and our variety of engaging courses will appeal to:
- interstate & international visitors doing the Overland Track, Walls of Jerusalem, Bay of Fires, or other Tassie hikes
- day hikers & multi-day hikers
- 4WD enthusiasts
- mountain bikers
- skiers / snowboarders
- fishermen & women
- kayakers & people going packrafting
- bushcraft & survival enthusiasts
- people working in remote areas for business
- corporate groups looking to build teamwork, communication, and confident teams
- from age 12 and over
Quite simply, anyone with a passion for the outdoors and natural environments will benefit from either of our courses!
“I found Alex to be very knowledgeable and helpful…and, despite being an experienced bushwalker of more than 30 years myself, I was able to learn some very useful skills and tips for surviving an emergency in the wilderness. Thanks heaps and look forward to putting it to use!”
– Craig Kuns, Mine Engineer (Tasmania)