Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Adventures Wilderness Education

The psychology of survival, skills in basic and advanced navigation, shelter building, knotting, fire making and more ...

Feel Safe In The Wild ... A Get Lost in the Wild Wilderness Survival Program
`This is a great learning adventure, starting with proper mindset, importance of the will to survive in the wilderness and what happens to your mind, body and spirit. `
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Stage one - Psychology of Survival
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Foundation program - 3 days
Introduction to survival and key, foundation skills
• Feel safe in the wild program overview.
• The mindset & psychology of survival.
• Learning about the effects of sleep and food deprivation.
• Navigation.
• Plants for survival.
• Basic fire making
• Cooking food the stone age way.
• Shelters and how to stay warm.
• Knot making skills.
Stage two - Making Useful Objects from Nature
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Intermediate program - 3 days
More knowledge & practice
• More on shelter construction.
• Ongoing navigation methods.
• Variations in fire making techniques and different kinds of fires.
• Finding food, including protein and fats for survival.
• Constructing different kinds of animal and bird traps and snares.
• Instruction to prepare caught animals and birds for food and other by products.
• Making and building things for survival, without the use of modern tools and using found or naturally occurring materials.
Stage three - Realistic Survival Experience
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Advanced program - 7 days
Taking learnt survival skills & knowledge & putting them to the survival test
• Arrival at meeting point, on a Sunday, dinner and sleep.
• Monday, participants are driven to a distant and remote location with an experienced Get Lost in the Wild guide and begin a survival journey for the next 6 days.
• Participants must be prepared for anything to happen in their survival quest and the goal is to return to the designated meeting by the following Saturday for some home cooked food and bed.
• Debrief & reflection Sunday.
Tel: +46 (0) 70 35 39 545
Experience is the best form of education. Online information about wilderness skills can take you only so far. A good education in survival is hands on and engaging people in the real thing.

Feeling safe in the world is important for most people. Get Lost in the Wild uses the wilderness experience to help people gain the strength and skills to cope with life in all of its facets and challenges. The wilderness is a great teacher. Skills for survival are invaluable and this is why that Stefan Forsman, our lead guide and designer of the wilderness educational program Feel Safe in the Wild leaves no stone unturned when he teaches. Knowledge and practice that you require for a solid foundation in survival - will be delivered in this full program. That is our investment, to make sure that what you learn is understood and integrated - as much as is possible.So, whether you will be called upon in a real emergency situation in the future, or just want to live in the wilderness as a lifestyle choice and live more simply, and in healthier ways, we hope that this program of learning will be passed on down. Feel Safe in the Wild is an educational experience that you will never forget. This is because you will be applying all that is taught to you as you progress through the program. And you will be guided at every step, to make sure that you are on track, so that you will leave us confident that you will know what to do

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Learn from someone who has spent long periods in the wild and is trained properly ..

Stefan Forsman, lead guide with Get Lost in the Wild, has spent a lifetime surviving for weeks at a time in the wilderness, also in the middle of winter. Stefan trained as a commando for arctic conditions with the Swedish military and has a great deal of knowledge to share with people who would like to feel more confident when exploring in the wild. A student on a course with Stefan explains a little about his experience and what he learnt:

Again, our highly experienced wilderness guide from Dalarna led a training weekend in the forest. About 30 of us underwent further learning about wilderness living and also enjoyed a weekend in beautiful natural environment with good friends. After breakfast together on Saturday, our party, which consisted of both men and women, and some dogs, set off into the northern wilderness of Dalarna. First, we learned some more about navigation, both with and without a compass. Then the instructor went on to teach more about the different ways to set up camp and make a fire, which later was put into practice by the participants. Together we walked through the forest, crossing swamps and deep creeks, and finally we found a place to camp. Throughout the trek we also learned other things, including how best to adapt our clothing and equipment for different conditions and purposes. Arriving at a small lake, we put into practice again how to set up a camp and arrange our beds for the night. Late into the evening, participants sat by a crackling fire and learned even more about how to not only survive in the wilderness, but also - with the right skills and equipment - how to really have an enjoyable experience. On Sunday morning, in the preparation for breakfast, participants learnt more about cooking with the help of what nature has to offer. We broke camp at noon and walked home, making several stops along the way to continue our education. Once back in civilization, we ate dinner together and it was clear that everyone really appreciated the weekend course with all the new things we had learned.