Survival Courses Tasmania Has A Collaboration With A School In The US & Offers Survival Training Classes Internationally With Northwest Survival School, WA

Northwest Survival School is an international school that runs survival training classes and employs professionals who wear many hats, and of these people, we see none of them as ’employees’; we believe that freedom is crucial for everyone associated with the school.

All of the people we bring in are true survivors with an intense will to live. Every wilderness survival instructor is passionate about giving their knowledge to our students – often even generously bestowing knowledge outside of the curriculum.

We fundamentally believe in making a difference wherever we step foot.

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Survival Courses Tasmania (SCT) offers a diverse range of one day courses for all levels of experience from a basic survival course right through to our advanced course.

SCT’s classes are open to everyone from age 12 and older with an interest in any outdoor activities, and you will be trained in a number of specialised intermediate and advanced survival techniques that aren’t taught anywhere else!

For more about our international collaboration with Northwest Survival School in the US, keep reading below.

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Northwest Survival School, WA

Travis Johnson is the Founder and Senior Survival Skills Instructor of Northwest Survival School, and has been perfecting his skills every day for well over 25 years.


  • Travis has worked as a first Responder – SRU (Special Response Unit) for Okanogan County Fire and Rescue in Washington State.

  • He has been contracted by the USFS and DNR to work on wildfires during the North Cascades forest fire seasons in the early 1990’s and has worked on search and rescue missions as well.

  • Every military branch of the government regularly seeks his abilities out – even elite special forces.

Organizations & Certifications

  • Member of the prestigious Sierra Club

  • Wilderness Society American

  • The Mountain Guides Association

  • Certified self-defense instructor

  • Certified Wilderness First Aid

  • SERE Specialist

  • Ambassador for the Worldwide Scouting Organization – (Messengers of Peace)

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor, and

  • is working closely with Shelter Box USA.


He has been an integral part of several radio interviews and other media productions. He is also well-known for being a film-maker and a producer of outdoor films including a new documentary which is currently in production called “There’s Only One Wilderness” and he has been staffed on many television series for which he was the Field Producer, Advisor to the Host, and Location scout.


He truly teaches what he has lived and he has trained many great survivalists from all over the world as part of his survival training classes. His reputation is top-notch in the industry although he does not like to be called a “master” because he believes that, “There really is no master of survival, because there is an endless stream of knowledge to learn from the people and cultures around the world who use survival as a way of life; we never stop learning.”

“KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!” He is widely known for this statement.


His love for the outdoors started at a very young age while he found himself continually wandering out into the wilderness near his home. During that time, he discovered that he feared nothing, which in turn encouraged him to learn the ways of the wilderness.

He grew up in Eastern Washington near a small town called Clayton, Washington which is just northwest of Spokane, Washington. He was surrounded by acres and acres of wilderness and mountains just right outside his childhood home so he was able to simply walk out his door and submerge himself in nature. He would always say that “there was nothing more pleasant than time spent in the wilderness.”

His father was an avid outdoorsman who taught him a lot about the basics of wilderness survival at a young age. Together, they would go gold prospecting and they would spend quite a bit of time out in the wilderness. His mother also contributed in her own special way by taking him to different locations all around the northwest to educate him on the way people lived before modern man came along. As he became a teenager, the passion for the outdoors never faded from him, and by attrition, bringing him closer to becoming a wilderness survivalist at a young age.

At the age of seventeen, Travis worked as an outfitter in the Northern Cascades for several years guiding people deep into the wilderness for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. As a survival expert, he has since accumulated over 25+ years of experience guiding individuals, helping build stronger and more cohesive teams, assisting professionals of various industries with his general knowledge of the wild, and was featured in the show “American Tracker.”

You can visit the NWSS website in the US and find out more here.