Lost in African Bushveld with an injured companion and in Big 5 territory. Or stranded on a rugged coastline with no freshwater in sight. Are you in trouble or what? Superbly written in a style that combines humour with indomitable spirit, our ex- Special Forces survival instructor turned author will keep you captivated. 


Module # 1 – Land Survival 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction to land survival 

Module # 2 – Ecology of Survival 

  • Component # 1 – Basic survival ecology 
  • Component # 2 – Ecological territories 

Module # 3 – Psychology of Survival 

  • Component # 1 – Fear and panic
  • Component # 2 – Guidelines for psychological survival 
  • Component # 3 – The “Survival Reaction Series” (SRS) 

Module # 4 – Edible and Useful Plants of Southern Africa 

  • Component # 1 – Useful and edible plant parts
  • Component # 2 – Rules and testing for plant edibility
  • Component # 3 – Vegetation types of Southern Africa
  • Component # 4 – Most valuable survival plants in Southern Africa 
  • Component # 5 – List of fruit plants, uses, fruiting period and distribution 

Module # 5 – Animals: Their Survival Uses and Dangers 

  • Component # 1 – Invertebrates 
  • Component # 2 – Snakes 
  • Component # 3 – Fish 
  • Component # 4 – Birds 
  • Component # 5 – Mammals 

Module # 6 – Improvisations and Survival Skills 

  • Component # 1 – Water
  • Component # 2 – Food
  • Component # 3 – Protection 
  • Component # 4 – Tools and implements 
  • Component # 5 – Making fire 

Module # 7 – Bush medicine 

  • Component # 1 – Treatment of Bushveld illnesses and poisoning 
  • Component # 2 – Treatment of bleeding and shock
  • Component # 3 – Treatment of heat and cold afflictions
  • Component # 4 – Treatment of general afflictions (fevers, headaches) 
  • Component # 5 – Snake Bites 
  • Component # 6 – Insect Bites 

Module # 8 – Nutrition 

  • Component # 1 – Metabolism 
  • Component # 2 – Survival nutrients 
  • Component # 3 – Priorities of life (Water) 

Module # 9 – Sea and Coastal survival 

  • Component # 1 – The oceans
  • Component # 2 – The tides
  • Component # 3 – Waves and surf
  • Component # 4 – Rocky coast
  • Component # 5 – Currents
  • Component # 6 – Beaches
  • Component # 7 – Dangerous sea–life
  • Component # 8 – Water and Clouds
  • Component # 9 – Food from the sea and coast
  • Component # 10 – Medical aspects of sea and coastal survival 

Module # 10 – Natural navigation 

  • Component # 1 – The sun
  • Component # 2 – The moon and the Stars 
  • Component # 3 – Nature as a Guide 

Cost

Course Cost: ZAR 1,800 or £86*

*Cost based on current exchange rates to the South African Rand (ZAR)


How to Register and Sign Up

  1. To register click on the ‘Book Course’ button at the top of this page. Registration is FREE and you then have access to your ‘Wildlife Campus Courses Dashboard’
  2. After registration you can then decide on and purchase a course.
  3. Once registered you also gain access to FREE COURSES, including The Big 5, Elephants Facts and Fables, Birding by Habitat, Astronomy and more.

CONTACT US for more information on the Wilderness Survival course. We frequently run special offers on combination certificate packed. Please ask about our current specials.


All Course content is available online but may also be downloaded in PDF format (and easily printed) so you don’t have to be online to study. No physical product except certificates earned, are posted to students. 

All assessment is delivered entirely online and is automated. The assessment which we’ve called “take the test” (top right in each component) consists of between 10 and 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions. There is one test for each of the components of a course. Students may attempt these tests as many times as required until they have achieved the passing mark. Once a test is passed, it cannot be taken again. 


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