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3 Day Survival Basics

Presented by Colorado Mountain Man Survival at Colorado Mountain Man Survival, Cripple Creek CO

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Jul 03 - 05 2020

The survival basics class is designed for students that don’t have the time to take off for our 5 day standard, but still want to learn the minimum survival skills for being lost in the woods.

The survival basics class is designed for students that don’t have the time to take off for our 5 day standard, but still want to learn the minimum survival skills for being lost in the woods. We take the most important elements out of the 5 Day Outdoor Survival Skills class and condense the class to the “core three” priorities.

Your first priorities in a “lost in the woods” scenario, are always shelter, fire, water. The survival basics class will cover these three topics in depth, so you can be prepared for the worst.​

What to expect

  • Day 1 we will cover survival basics and tool craft such as rule of threes and psychology of survival and then move on into making tools that you may use in a survival situation.  We will make a rabbit stick, fishing spear, cordage and more.  You will learn the priorities of survival and just as importantly, how to  focus and occupy your mind in a survival situation​
  • Day 2 we will cover fire. We will teach several fire methods in the survival basics class. You will learn friction fire, how to make an all night fire, and a below the ground fire. Fire is of the utmost importance in a survival situation. It provides you a way to filter or boil water, cook food, all while keeping you warm, and preventing hypothermia. ​
  • Day 3 we will take you through the steps of building primitive shelters. We will show you how to build a shelter, that will keep you warm and dry. You will learn proper placement of the framework, proper thickness and height of debris insulation, and proper waterproofing techniques.

Minimum Gear Needed (We will not provide you with any gear, so please come prepared):

  • Overnight camping gear to include shelter and sleeping bag.
  • Fixed Blade Full Tang Knife (WITHOUT a Serrated edge)
  • Folding Saw
  • 100′ Paracord
  • Food (Plenty of time will be given to prepare meals on site)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Canteen
  • Outdoor clothing, boots, and wet weather gear
  • Insect Repellent

Check Recommended Items List for more details!

Food and Water:

Water will be provided but you will need to provide your own food of your choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as freeze dried meals or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Grocery Stores and several local eateries are within a reasonable driving distance.

The instructor for this class is Jason Marsteiner.



Contact: (719) 930-9714


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  • At Colorado Mountain Man Survival and The Survival University we strive to help everyone feel comfortable in the outdoors allowing you to truly enjoy your wilderness experience.
    We explain and demonstrate how to perform skills like building shelters, creating fire, purifying water, procuring food, and much more with nothing but what nature provides.
    Our instruction utilizes both primitive and modern technologies including bushcrafting, land navigation, wilderness medicine, wilderness first aid, edible wild plants, flint knapping, tracking and more. The mountains are one of the hardest places to survive but we can offer you a controlled environment to improve your skills and experience. If you can learn to survive in the Rocky Mountains, you will be prepared for just about anywhere.
    Book one of our survival classes online today and come join us to challenge your wits and survival skills.

    Thanks for watching!


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