5 Day + 50 Mile Ultralight Desert Running Primitive

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Overview

Primitive Desert Survival Training Special Course

Join wilderness survival experts and long-distance runners Matt Graham (Host of Dual Survival) & Dan Baird (Nat Geo’s Mygrations) for an epic primitive living adventure like no other offered anywhere.

Combining long-distance trail running and training in primitive survival skills, this trip offers adventurers both an epic challenge, and the opportunity to experience an ultimate sense of fluidity and freedom out in the wild as you learn to live and move like an ancient tribe across the land.

Running roughly ten to fifteen miles a day as a group, and carrying little more than a small amount of extra clothing, this tribe of up to ten students will be running and primitively camping as a unit throughout some of the most stunning terrain in all of Southern Utah.

5 Day Desert Survival Running Adventure

Next Course Dates:

August 21st - 25th, 2020

Your Instructors

Matt Graham is one of the world’s premier survival adventurers and primitive living skills teachers. A well-known TV presenter, Matt has appeared on Discovery Channel’s “Dual Survival”, “Dude, You’re Screwed”, and “Bushcraft Build-off” among others. At age 23, Matt ran the length of California on the pacific Crest Trail (1,700 miles) in 58 days. Eventually he became a noted primitive skills expert and hunter gatherer, once spending 6 straight months in the wilderness alone without contact from town. Matt has been leading Hunter Gather style courses for more than 23 years and is someone who has a unique skill set to learn from.
Dan Baird regularly leads primitive adventures to some of the most remote and hostile places on earth. Dan’s survival adventures and expertise have landed him on Good Morning America 3 times and his successful 30 day primitive crossing of 230 miles of African Serengeti for National Geographic has been aired in more than 160 countries world-wide. In addition to being a leading back-country primitive survival guide, Dan is also a certified Medical Wilderness First Responder, a FEMA/DHS trained National C.E.R.T. Instructor, and a member/trainer of Law Enforcement Search and Rescue (SAR) teams across California.

What is Included?

  • 5 day primitive running & camping adventure through iconic red-rock canyons of S. Utah
  • Learn the secrets of ultralight long-distance running & primitive living. Roughly 10-15 Miles/Day, carrying little more than the clothes you wear! Hands-on primitive survival training each day.
  • Must be in good health and have experience running about marathon distance. Prior camping experience helpful. More details below.

The Skills:

Learn to live and move as many early nomadic peoples and tribes used to when traveling light. Skills taught during the adventure can include:
– Different methods of staying warm at night
– Traditional water-finding techniques
– How to catch fish with your hands
– How to create fire with just sticks
– Crafting techniques for primitive tools & Traps
– How to make strong cordage using only plants
– Locating and using wild edible and medicinal plants
– Modern and traditional land navigation

The Running:

Each day will move out as a group to run roughly ten miles through some of the most breathtaking canyon landscape that exists in the world. This will be trail running, with potentially frequent significant elevation changes. While definitely challenging, the idea is to take things at a doable group pace. This will not be a race environment. Central to our run will be the tenant to learn to move well as a tribe. No one will be left behind during the journey.

What Gear do I need to bring?

– A 5×5 ft cloth (to bundle carry your items old-school)
– A change of clothes
– A small pocket first-aid kit (tape, mole-skin, etc)
– Your preferred sturdy/comfortable footwear.
You may also bring an optional water soft/collapsible bottle if you wish. That’s it! Your instructors will have some additional back-up emergency kit needed for the course as well.

How Do Meals Work?

The human body is amazingly capable of going long stretches and operating normally with minimal food. In fact, your instructors really look forward to trail-time under these conditions as being invigorating and powerful.

Our tribe will be moving fast and light, with a small amount of traditional native southwest corn pinole you will help process on stone metates (and then fire roast) day 1 of the trip. We will also be foraging when allowable, and you may just be surprised at how great and revitalized you begin to feel when you allow yourself the opportunity to travel and live lean and light this way. Your instructors will be happy to show you the ropes.

Physical Requirements?

Attendees on this course should feel comfortable in their ability to complete runs of about marathon distance. This adventure course provides what may be seen as a significant physical test. Trail running and primitive living can be considered physically demanding by themselves, as are potential additional opportunities to swim and do other physically demanding activities that may arise during the journey. As this adventure can be quite physically challenging, California Survival School requires that all adventure course applicants have a complete physical examination and receive their Doctor’s approval in writing before final acceptance for attending the course. Please note that, even with your Doctor’s permission and California Survival Schools ‘s acceptance of you on the course, there are no guarantees. Health and participation risks (inherent and otherwise) remain. It’s up to you and your physician to determine if this course is an appropriate choice for you. All participants must be aware of these risks and accept them. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Age Requirements?

Attendees must be at least 18+ years of age.

Additional Information

We will be rendezvousing in Boulder, Utah, on private land near the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Further details will be provided upon reservation.

The closest airport is SLC (Salt Lake), and the easiest way to get to Boulder is to drive from there. Some folks may wish to car-pool from airport. Please let us know if that interests you.

When you register for your trip, you will receive an information email in the next few days that covers all the major details of planning for this trip (i.e. – How to get here, pre and/or post-trip nearby lodging recommendations, packing lists, etc.) If you have any additional questions, please email us at info@casurvival.com or call 1-949-216-0252.

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