Survival & Navigation Courses

The traditional Australian Bushcraft and Survival Skills are so important, so easily learned and yet so often neglected by modern outdoor adventurers! The knowledge and experience you need to travel, live comfortably and survive in the bush or mountains can be readily gained by participating in these Survival and Navigation Courses. Our expert Survival Instructors bring experience from a broad range of backgrounds including those of Adventure Racers, Military Survival Specialists and “Extreme” Expedition Leaders.

Stay Alive - Essential Skills for Survival

Our one day wilderness survival course is a dynamic combination of both traditional and modern survival, bushcraft and safety skills. Learn what to do if you get lost in the outdoors, what important survival gear you should carry, how to create emergency shelters from both natural and manmade materials, light a fire with and without matches, find water, navigate with a map and a compass, using effective signalling techniques for rescue and much, much more!

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Wilderness Navigation Course

One of the most essential skills required by any outdoor traveller be they Climber, Bushwalker or Skier is to know how to navigate with a map and compass!

Simply owning a map and compass is not a guarantee that you can safely find your way through the bush, maps and compasses are not good luck charms, but precision instruments, which require skill and good training to be effective. Our instructors are expert navigators and are highly qualified and experienced in teaching this essential outdoor skill.

On the second day of this course participants will get the opportunity to put all their newly learned skills to use on a navigation trek and orienteering exercise.

The subjects covered in this course include:

  • Maps Types, Use in the Field, Features, Contours, Grid References,
  • Compass Features, Types, General Usage, Field Bearings, Map Bearings, Resections, Marching on a Compass Bearing
  • Route Planning, Route Selection, Route Cards, Time and Distance Estimation
  • Emergency Navigation Techniques using the Sun and the Stars
  • GPS Features, Operating Functions, Use and Limitations.
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Wilderness First Aid

The 5-day course is intended for those wishing to provide first aid in remote areas. It is designed to provide advanced first aid response, life support, management of the situation, and provide first aid to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation until the arrival of medical or other assistance. The skills gained in this course may be used in a wide variety of occupations and activities that may work in remote or wilderness work environments including: outdoor guides, outdoor recreation enthusiasts; tourism; environmental management; forestry; mining exploration; the pastoral industry.

This course covers:

  • Steps of Accident Management
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Treating Trauma related injuries
  • Traction Splinting
  • Reduction of Dislocations
  • New Head Injury Assessment
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Cardiac arrest
  • External haemorrhage
  • Fractures, sprains, strains
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Performing CPR
  • Using a AED
  • Snake, spider bites
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetes
  • Heat & Cold related illness

The next Wilderness First Aid Course begins on the 23rd September 2016.
This is a 5 day course, suitable for those with no prior remote or wilderness first aid.
The cost for this course is $595

Please call our office on 0247 822 014 to discuss your suitability and enrollment in this course.

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Inclusions

The fee for all ASM Bushcraft, Survival & Navigation Courses includes:

  • Qualified instructors
  • Delicious food
  • Instruction
  • Use of Survival, Bushcraft and Navigation Equipment
  • Course notes
  • Course Certificates.

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Why choose ASM for your training & adventures?

The Australian School Of Mountaineering is Australia's leading adventure company. Established in 1981, we have more experience than any other Australian company. Our highly experienced guides are passionate about adventure- They live in the Blue Mountains, work across Australia and undertake their own adventures around the globe.

When you choose ASM, you are choosing professional guides with real experience, dedicated to helping you learn and experience your own amazing adventures.