Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival
Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Survival Courses Near Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Bush and Wilderness Survival Training in NSW

This page shows some bush/wilderness survival courses in the Sydney and Blue Mountains area of NSW.

Australian Survival Instructors (A.S.I)

Australian Survival Instructors (A.S.I) run outdoor bush/wilderness survival courses and primitive survival skills courses, in assocition with the Australian School of Mountaineering (ASM), in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

Brian Newton, Kevin Newton, and Jim Blackwell - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival
Brian Newton, Kevin Newton, and Jim Blackwell from Australian Survival Instructors

Jim Blackwell

Jim Blackwell is a highly experienced outdoor survival instructor, firefighter, emergency services specialist and author. Jim spent 6 weeks living off the land in the Australian bush at the height of an intense Australian summer just to experience the reality of “surviving”. Not many “outdoor experts” have done this. Jim Blackwell is an expert in navigation, map reading, survival preparedness, Jim will give all participents on the A.S.I four-day comprehensive survival course, and 1 day course, specialised instruction that can be found nowhere else apart from professional emergency organisations.

Kevin Newton

Kevin Newton is a highly experienced outdoor survival instructor, hunter, bushcraftsman, photographer and videographer. Over 30 years of outdoor experience including game tracking, snares and trapping, primitive skills and outdoor survival will be shared with you when you attend an A.S.I intensive course and 1 day course. Kevin will show you not only how to trap and hunt game but will also show you how to prepare your kill for long-term meat preservation. Fire lighting under all circumstances and using primitive as well as modern methods are a speciality of A.S.I’s formost primitive skills expert.

Brian Newton

Brian Newton is highly experienced outdoor survival instructor, bowhunter and bushcraftsman who lives off grid and practises a self-sufficient lifestyle by choice. Brian has many years experience in Team instruction in countries such as Oman, Eastern Europe, Northern Ireland. Brian will share with you his knowledge of the local, seasonal edible flora and fauna as well as important weather patterns, on his property where the A.S.I four day comprehensive courses are held. Added to this Brian will instruct in activities such as Bowhunting and outdoor equipment and gear appraisals. If asked, his knowledge of the self-sufficient/outdoor/hunting lifestyle will be freely shared being a definite passion for him.

Survival Activities

Primitive Survival Shelters

Exposure outdoors will kill. Learning to build expediant primitive survival shelters and to recognise natural shelters in survival situations can mean the difference between life and death.

Primitive Survival Shelters - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Game Preparation

Game preparation in a survival situation is important to do correctly, you must know how to prepare fish and game for cooking and storage.

Game Preparation - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Survival Bushcraft Skills

Bushcraft skills enable people to exceed their limits, to go further and experience more when outdoors. For some, bushcraft is an invisible tool-set that helps them to feel confident, so that they could take control in an emergency...

Survival Bushcraft Skills - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Survival Navigation

In a survival scenario, you will be quite fortunate if you have a map and compass with you. If you are not proficient in using a map and compass, you must take the steps to gain this skill.

Survival Navigation - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Trapping and Snaring

To be effective with any type of trap or snare, you must learn to be familiar with the game you intend to catch and to construct a proper trap, in an optimum spot targeting the game you have chosen.

Trapping and Snaring - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Water Procurement

If you’re stranded or lost in the wild, the one thing you need to live long enough to tell your harrowing tale is drinkable water. At ASI, we cover all forms of water procurement including solar stills, transpiration, dew collection and more.

Water Procurement - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Signalling

In the 21st century any search and rescue parties use aircraft. Learn how to signal from the ground using various methods so that aircraft will spot you.

Signalling - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Food Foraging

Food foraging is a wonderful skill to learn, to prepare you for any survival situation. There are many bush foods available all year round, both native and introduced, for the keen forager to find.

Food Foraging - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Fire lighting

Fire will purify drinking water. It will provide warmth and cook food. It will provide light and boost moral, signal rescuers and keep any predators at bay. At Aussie Survival Instructors, we teach a multiude of fire starting techniques. Fire will save your life.

Fire lighting - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

YouTube Videos

You can see a couple of YouTube videos made by Australian Survival Instructors here on their site.

ASI Survival Course Content

Think Like a Survivor – Survival awareness – Maintaining a positive mental attitude……. & more

Gear and Clothing – Dressing for survival – survival kits – signalling equipment – survival knives …. & more

Survival first aid – Bush remedies – Improvise treatments – Hypothermia …… & more

Protection and Shelter – Shelter construction – Types of shelters – Shelter location and materials

Fire lighting – improvised fire lighting methods – Flint and Steel – Fire drill and bow – Fire piston – magnesium and fire steels

Signalling – emergency signalling – marker panels – International signal codes – signal fires …. & more

Rope skills – Rope systems for self rescue – Fixed lines for water crossing – ascending and descending using improvised methods – Improvised hauling systems ….. & more

Food procurement –  tracking game – snares and traps – wild game butchering – survival fishing and preparation …. and more

Water procurement – solar stills – transpiration – dew collection – wells – natural water sources – improvised water storage – water sterilising – filters

ASI - Survival Courses near Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW - Bush Survival, Wilderness Survival

Contact Australian Survival Instructors

For more information or to book for one of their courses, Australian Survival Instructors can be contacted at their website www.aussiesurvivalinstructors.com.

See Also

Survival Books
My Top Two Survival Books
Survival DVDs
Australian Field Guides and Nature Books
Permaculture, Self Sufficiency And Sustainable Living Books
Books by Tom Brown, Jr.
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