Critical Conditions Survival Course FAQs

Q: What does this course teach?

A: The main topics covered by this course are;

  • Equipment and preparedness

  • Situational considerations

  • Bushcraft

  • Map / Compass / GPS navigation

  • Trauma first-aid

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) survival


Q: How long is the course?

A: There is no overnight component. The course is 2 days long and runs 8am – 5pm both days


Q: How old do I have to be to attend the course?

A: Although there is no minimum age to take the course, we allow persons under 16 only with an accompanying adult. As long as you are able to understand and take part in the medical trauma exercises you are mature enough to take this course


Q: How fit do I have to be to take the course?

A: The most physically challenging portion of the course is the navigation course which is about 5km long and takes about 3 hours by slow and easy walk. It’s nothing more than a nice hike through the fields and across some rolling hills

Q: Do I have to participate in all of the activities?

A: No. Participation in all activities is always optional but encouraged

Q: What kind of prior experience do I need to attend this course?

A: There are no prerequisites to this course. Previous knowledge and experience in the subject matter of survival are not necessary


Q: Do I need to bring anything of my own to the course?

A: All equipment necessary for the course will be provided. However, you will be responsible for dressing accordingly for the weather


Q: Who teaches the course?

A: This course is taught by highly experienced and professional instructors that are able to teach to all levels of knowledge and experience. The course instructors are a combination of ex-military, EMS and bushcraft experts