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Survival Clinic with Bruce Zawalsky -cancelled

  • Boreal Wilderness Institute 202 7205 Roper Road Northwest Edmonton, AB, T6B 3J4 Canada (map)

Dates and Location:

This Event Has Been Cancelled

June 12th & 13th
Day 1: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM-Boreal Wilderness Institute - #202 7205 Roper Rd, Edm
Day 2: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM-Boreal Forest location TBA - within 1 1/2 hours of Edmonton

Day 1 - Survival Core Seminar (SCS) is a Realistic Well-Researched Introduction to Modern Wilderness Survival. Providing the Information you need to live Comfortably in the Canadian Wilderness in Winter or Summer. This Highly Practical Survival Seminar is for anyone Working or Travelling through the Wilderness. This Course is the basis of the Boreal Wilderness Institute Wilderness Survival Programme. It is world class training that provides the knowledge and confidence you need .

Practical Survival Techniques are Emphasized along with How-to Mentally prepare yourself for Surviving in the Wilderness. Topics Include; Introduction to Survival, Survival Physiology & Psychology, Clothing & Sleeping Bags, Fire Lighting, Shelter Building, Emergency Signals, Critical Survival Items, Preparing to Survive, & Learning from Others. Each Participant Receives a copy of Canadian Wilderness Survival by Bruce Zawalsky.

Using a Striker to Light a Fire, Improvised Lean-to Shelter in the Boreal Forest

Day 2 - Summer Field Session(SFS) takes you beyond the Classroom and into the Boreal Forest. The SFS gives you the chance to practice summer survival skills in relaxed hands-on learning atmosphere. This gives you the chance to practice the wilderness survival skills discussed in the Survival Core Seminar. On this course you will learn the survival techniques necessary to live comfortably in the summer forests of Canada. During the Summer Field Session Fire Lighting practice will be covered and the emphasis will be on Lighting Fire with Natural Tinder and a Striker. Numerous skills and survival techniques will be taught throughout the course. Participants will learn how to build a Cooking Fire, Stick Burners for Cooking and a Summer Survival Shelter.

Clinic Equipment and Materials Required Bring a bagged Lunch, pen and notepad both days. All other material is supplied and carpooling for day 2 will be arranged at the end of day 1.

About the Clinician:

Clinic Instructor Bruce Zawalsky, his expertise at Teaching Professional Instructor-Led Field Safety Training in Wilderness Survival, Navigation, Wildlife & Bear Awareness Ensures the Best Available Training in Canada. He has over 22 Years experience working as a Professional Wilderness Survival Instructor. Bruce guided his first Backpacking Group in the Mountains in 1981. Since then he has developed his skills in leading groups and team building at the University of Alberta, Augustana University College, PADI College, the Nordic Ski Institute, and through over 30 Years of Military Experience. He is a Lifelong Outdoor Enthusiast, completing a 90 day 3600km Canoe Expedition as the highlight of his Outdoor Education training at the U of A.

He is the author of Canadian Wilderness Survival (450 Page Full Color Guide to Modern Wilderness Survival Techniques in Canada, Publication Date Fall 2017).

Survival Course with Real Life Solutions
Fire Lighting at a Survival Camp Critical Wilderness Survival Equipment

Registration Information:

Registration and Fees Registration for this Clinic is limited to 14 Current ATRA Members. The minimum enrollment for the Clinic to run is 8. Registration will be on a first come basis and will be effective when payment and clinic form has been received by ATRA’s Treasurer Cindy Hanas.


Registration Fees Are:

Two Day Survival $120.00/person

If the minimum number of registrations are not received by May 12, 2018 the Clinics will be offered to non ATRA members.

For more information: please contact Doug King by phone (780) 916-7474, leave a voicemail or Email.


Later Event: June 16
Social Arena Ride