Modern Survival: Wilderness Skills

Fire, Knots, Shelters, Hydration, Food, Rescue, and everything in between! Learn the critical 20% of Survival Skills that apply to 80% of Survival Scenarios. This "In-the-Field" Video Instruction along with the 7 included downloadable Field Manuals will help you develop life-saving skills for crisis and emergency situations.

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Detailed Course Description

Instructor: Dr. Jason Hunt

In this comprehensive wilderness survival course that includes seven field-booklets, Jason teaches you the same content he teaches in his hands-on courses at the Campcraft Outdoors Field School. This course is bases on the 80/20 Rule. This universal principle applies to many areas of life, including survival. You can go to an outdoor school a couple of states away, invest thousands of dollars into your gear, travel expenses, and class fees, and then plan on spending the next several years or so attending these classes. Or you can take a shortcut: learn the 20% of survival knowledge that will help you in 80% of the situations. And this is exactly what the Modern Survival curriculum is all about: a "woodsman's shortcut" to developing life-saving skills for crisis and emergency situations. Video instruction for skills related to all critical areas of survival are covered, including fire starting skills, sheltering skills, hydration, food procurement, knots, and rescue. Get ready to learn the 20% of skills that make 80% of the difference!

Below are just a few of the skills you'll be learning!

Learn the 20% of skills that make 80% of the difference.

  • 5 Critical Tinder Sources

  • 5 "Must-Know" Ignition Sources

  • 5 Survival Fire Lays

  • How to Make Char-Cloth

  • How to Carry Fire

  • The 5-Minute Survival Fire

  • 5 Survival Tarp Shelter Sets (+ knots)

  • Water Purification

  • Animals Tracking

  • The Figure-4 Deadfall Trap


This course includes 7 FREE Downloadable Field Guides.

Designed to supplement the video instruction, Jason is including 7 Downloadable Guides for you to have as an off-line training resource. These guides include: Field Book 1: The Foundations of Survival, Field Book 2: Fire Starting Essentials, Field Book 3: Knots and Shelters, Field Book 4: Water Purification, Field Book 5: Animal Tracking & Traps, Field Book 6: Rescue Essentials, Field Book 7: Outdoor Leadership & Testing

Meet Your Instructor

  • Jason Hunt

    Founder, Campcraft Outdoors

    Jason Hunt

    Jason has been a life-long student of the outdoors. Since early childhood, he has spent countless hours venturing and exploring the woods and hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. Jason is the founder and chief instructor of Campcraft Outdoors Field School where he trains others to encounter spiritual growth through outdoor skills training. He is an avid writer, appearing regularly in Survivor's Edge Magazine, Backwoods Survival Guide and Prepper's Survival Guide and is a published author having written Walking the Narrow Path, Reasons for the Seasons as well as coauthored Bushcraft First Aid. He is a specialist in modern survival, wilderness, and austere medicine with credentials from The Pathfinder School, Randall's Adventure & Training, NASAR, ASHI, KY Emergency Management, Wilderness Medical Society, and Med-Tact School of Tactical Medicine. Jason and his family manufacture their own line of handcrafted waxed canvas bags as well, to learn more visit

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome to Modern Survival
    • Term & Conditions, Disclaimers, & Waiver of Liability
    • 1. Course Introduction
  • 2
    Chapter 1: Survival Fundamentals
    • [DOWNLOAD] Field Book 1: The Foundations of Survival
    • Lesson 1: The Survival Triangle
    • Lesson 2: The 5 Stones
    • Lesson 3: Survival at Home
    • Lesson 4: Wilderness Safety
    • Lesson 5: The Rules of 3 & 5
    • Lesson 6: Preparedness
    • Lesson 7: The Emergent C’s
    • Lesson 8: Tool Safety & Usage
    • Lesson 9: Basic Navigation
  • 3
    Chapter 2: Survival Fire Skills
    • [DOWNLOAD] Field Book 2: Fire Starting Essentials
    • Lesson 10: The 5 Tinder Sources
    • Lesson 11: The 5 Ignition Sources
    • Lesson 12: The 5 Fire Lays
    • Lesson 13: How to Rescue a Wet Lighter
    • Lesson 14: The Lighter Body Fire
    • Lesson 15: Making Char-cloth and Flint & Steel Fire
    • Lesson 16: Tree Fungus Fire
    • Lesson 17: Ways to Transport Fire
    • Lesson 18: Duct Tape Fire
    • Lesson 19: Fatwood Fire
    • Lesson 20: The 5 Minute Fire
    • Lesson 21: The 3 Minute Quick Fire
    • Lesson 22: The 10 Minute Water Boil
  • 4
    Chapter 3: Survival Knots and Shelters
    • [DOWNLOAD] Field Book 3: Knots and Shelters
    • Lesson 23: The 5 W’s of Shelter Construction
    • Lesson 24: The 5 Mechanisms of Heat Loss
    • Lesson 25: The 5 Shelter Knots
    • Lesson 26: The 5 Tarp Shelters
  • 5
    Chapter 4: Survival Hydration Hacks
    • [DOWNLOAD] Field Book 4: Water Purification
    • Lesson 27: 5 Hydration Factors
    • Lesson 28: 5 Factors that affect Hydration
    • Lesson 29: 5 Water Purification Skills
  • 6
    Chapter 5: Survival Food Procurement
    • Field Book 5: Animal Tracking & Traps
    • Lesson 30: The 5 Food Resources
    • Lesson 31: 5 Animal Tracking Signs
    • Lesson 32: The Minnow Trap & Shepherds Sling
    • Lesson 33: The Figure 4 Trap
    • Lesson 34: The Hunting Gig & Throwing Stick
  • 7
    Chapter 6: Rescue and Outdoor Leadership
    • [DOWNLOAD] Field Book 6: Rescue Essentials
    • Lesson 35: Rescue Essentials
    • [DOWNLOAD] Field Book 7: Outdoor Leadership & Testing
  • 8
    Final Thoughts & Next Steps