Think you have what it takes to survive? Find out by enrolling in the National Rifle Association’s Outdoors Survival School.
The NRA recently announced the 2016 dates for its unique survival course.
Sponsored by firearm manufacturer, Sig Sauer, the course is geared toward the everyday person who wants to learn the skills that are necessary in most survival situations.
The three-day and two-night course is held at Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, West Virginia.
Designed by the NRA, students will learn from senior level U.S. military special operations personnel, wilderness plant experts, and top firearm instructors.
According to the NRA’s web site, the course covers a wide range of topics including “survival and wilderness skills mindset, emergency casualty care, water procurement and purification, fire building skills and techniques, shelter building, practical use of a firearm for food procurement and defensives purposes, scavenging and resourcefulness, and practical survival skill tests and scenarios.”
Registration for the NRA’s Outdoor Survival School is limited to 16 students per session.
Students can expect the majority of instruction to take place outdoors on the Peacemaker property. Along with the instructors, all students will sleep in tents.
Tents, food, eating utensils and water are included in the cost of registration along with all training materials and example survival gear, firearms and ammo.
2016 NRA Outdoors Survival School Dates:
April 07 – April 09, 2016
May 12 – May 14, 2016
September 08 – September 10, 2016
October 27 – October 29, 2016
Those interested in registering to attend should be able to stay in an outdoor environment for the duration of the course, build a shelter, hike up to a half-mile and have the ability to perform basic manual labor.
In addition to Survival School, NRA Outdoors offers other courses throughout the year including Long Range School, 3-Gun Introduction School and Tactical Carbine School.
For more information or to register for one of the 2016 sessions, visit the NRA Outdoors Survival School.