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Lead Instructors: Jacks Genega (Wildcard Wilderness Survival) and Phillip Liebel (Primitive Wilderness Survival)

Location: Graham, TX


Women’s Wilderness Weekend: Modern to Primitive Skills is a course directed towards women of all ages to encourage more female participation in the field of wilderness survival. Students from all skill levels are welcome and no experience is required. Whether you are a proclaimed survivalist, a weekend bushcrafter, a homesteader, an ultralight hiker, or just a general every day “wild woman,” this class is designed to promote a sense of community through our shared love of nature. Together we will build skills that promote confidence within ourselves and out in the “wild unknown.” 


Day 1 we will learn to take care of our immediate needs in wilderness survival as we discuss knife safety, fire, shelter, and water procurement with the use of modern tools. Day 2 we will learn how to replace our kit-based items as we return to the landscape to build fire by friction, create a cutting edge, and make various tools that aid in the transition from surviving to thriving. Other topics will include safety and the “survival mentality” as we learn to push past fears and unlock deep connections with nature. This class is for participants who desire to both learn and grow, as well as how to develop a sense of resilience through self-reliance in both community and as individuals in the wild.



  • Learn how to take care of your immediate needs in an emergency situation

  • Learn how to properly use a knife and saw to avoid injury

  • Signaling for rescue with the use of your kit and modern tools such as a Personal Locator Beacon

  • Make fire with various ignitions from modern to primitive using your ferro rod, magnifying lens, bow-drill and hand-drill

  • Learn how to positively identify plants and trees that aid in fire, tool construction, and medicine as we go on a woodland walk to collect resources

  • Shelter construction from your kit and off the forest floor

  • Learn how to make cordage and rope with jute twine

  • Create a cutting edge from your environment

  • Discover various techniques in food procurement and campfire cooking

  • Discussion on how to maintain good hygiene in a wilderness setting

  • Learn self-defense techniques as a last resort should a predatory situation arise

  • Acquire simple navigation techniques without the use of a compass

  • Develop deep connections with the self, others, and nature



    Fixed Blade Knife with Sheath (4” min blade length), Folding Saw (Silky is recommended), Ferro Rod with Striker, 1 x Magnifying Lens, 1 x Stainless Steel Container with an Enclosed Lid (Altoids tin will work fine), 1 x Small Stainless Steel Cup or Pot for Boiling Water, 2 x 100% Cotton Bandana, 1 x Roll of Jute Twine (100 ft min), 1 x 4x4 ft Utility Cloth


    Recommended Gear for this Class


    Additional Items: Sleep System (Tent/Hammock), Headlamp with Spare Batteries, Proper Clothing for Season and Weather, Leather Gloves, Cookware for personal meals, water container with lid, water for the weekend, hydration/electrolyte packs, food/snacks, Hygiene items, Notebooks and Pencils, and Combination Tool like a Leatherman or SAK, Cargo Tape for Repair



    • Instructor is Wilderness First Aid certified and a licensed HAM Radio operator (KE8WHY)
    • Students MUST supply their own water
    • Be prepared for All Weather as this class is in an outdoor setting
    • No Meals are provided so students must bring their own food and snacks. A 90-minute lunch break is given should students wish to cook their meal or leave the property
    • There are NO bathrooms on site
    • Students are not required to stay on site after class hours however it is encouraged to develop connections around a central fire
    • Students can tent camp or hammock camp, however, space is limited for hammocks
    • Firearms are not permitted in the classroom
    • Alcohol and drug use are not permitted during class hours
    • Students accept all liability for personal injury

    Women's Wilderness Weekend - Modern to Primitive Skills

    SKU: WWWTX-2405
    • Wildcard Wilderness LLC Course Cancellation Policy

      We understand that unexpected circumstances may arise that require you to cancel your enrollment in a Wildcard Wilderness course. This policy outlines the terms for course cancellations and refunds.

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      • A full refund will be issued if you cancel your course enrollment at least 14 days before the course start date.
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