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Introduction to Wilderness Survival

  • Boston Outdoor School 131 Walnut St Saugus United States (map)
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Join us for a perfect introduction to the basics of wilderness survival. 

This 1-day course is designed to be an introduction to the fundamentals of survival.  It is a great way for beginners who are not yet comfortable with the idea of an overnight to begin learning about the backcountry and how to deal with wilderness emergencies.  It’s also a great way for even experienced outdoors people to learn or refresh important fundamental skills.

The focus of this program is a “Modern” one with an emphasis on the Four priorities of Survival; Shelter, Fire, Water, Signaling.  This course is a great way to learn basic skills, build confidence, and become more comfortable in the outdoors.

This course is geared towards participants of varying skill, experience levels, and backgrounds so no prerequisites are required. A gear list will be provided.

Instructor: Todd Gantzer


Todd is a longtime and active woodsman. He spent several years training in and teaching wilderness survival. Todd is an avid student of Bushcraft and Primitive Skills. He considers himself a hardcore steel junkie and has made an in depth study of what to choose as the "best tool for that job". This has led him down the path of becoming an obsessive maker of hand carved wooden spoons with hand tools.

Earlier Event: October 26
Boiling water with pine box containers
Later Event: November 2
Seasonal Foraging