Survival Basics

NEXT COURSE 26.-28.5.2017

Two "Supershelters" heated by one fire.
Two "Supershelters" heated by one fire.

This course we recommend to everybody.
You will learn the essentials about preparedness, planning, improvisation, decision making and prioritizing.

Contents of this course (theoretical & practical lessons):

  • Prevention of survival situations and risk reduction in every day life
  • The mindset of survival
  • Building a survival kit
  • Strategies and priorities
  • Covering the essentials: Shelter, food, water, fire, locomotion, health & hygiene, rescue/ signalling, dangers
  • Making and using different tools

The courses usually takes place within reasonable distance to Joensuu. Accommodation will be build from natural materials (depending on scenario) and the contents of the survival kit.

Prices and Booking

Duration: Friday 12:00 until Sunday 15:00
Group size: min 4, max 12
Minimum age: 12 (participants under 18 only together with a parent)
Price per person: 222 € (discounts for groups and students available. People with less money may pay less, people with more money are invited to pay more.)


Included in this offer:
Guiding and training, required materials for the training, some foods and drinks


Guy S. about "Survival Basics"
I signed up for the Survival Basics course in order to learn a few key skills and have some fun. This experience turned out to be life-changing for me. The information alone was worth the investment - and went into far greater detail than I'd imagined it could in the time. But the most valuable aspects for me include learning to access my natural resourcefulness and mindset for sustainable survival. Huck's guidance was brilliantly patient, informed and clear. I am now far better equipped - both physically and mentally - to survive in the forest or in the city! Thank you!



Article (in Finnish) from 10.4.2015 in the student magazine Uljas about the Survival Basics course.