Always Ready Wilderness Survival school

Years of experience, teaching wilderness survival skills, and prepper school. Locally owned and operated. Our guides have the skills needed to teach you.

Hey folks! So here it is, the wilderness survival school/ training in your own backyards! We are working diligently to get the ball rolling and have the start up this program and its courses this upcoming spring. Whether you're an outdoors type of person always in the back country or you do not get out in the outdoors a whole lot, our classes will be for all age groups catering to the needs of all walks of life. Our courses will be for those with no outdoors skills or for the ones that have some wilderness survival skills just wanting to build upon them. We will cover the basics, introducing friction fire starting, water procurement, shelter making, and the mindset one needs to have while in the backcountry. Other skills that the courses and advance courses will work on is making cordage from natural materials, wild edible and medicinal plants... and more plants:), tree and plant identification, tracking, primitive trapping and snaring, weapon making (learn what an atlatl is and how to make one), more advanced ways of water procurement, fire building, and shelter building, and much much more! It is a work in progress folks and you all will be hearing more from us in the future! We hope to have some free lectures once the weather warms up, along with day and weekend classes (with a slight fee of coarse:)) We are definitely amped up for the start up and hope to have everyone's support and especially hope to maybe see you all in some of the courses... All and all, we hope that our classes will help give a better understanding of the natural environment. We want to get folks excited about the outdoors in a fun and educational and practical way. We hope the skills that folks gain from our courses will provide a sense of comfort in the outdoors whether your out hiking or hunting and get turned around and possibly lost, or you are just out for a weekend backpacking trip.

Marc Angelo Coppola

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[06/23/16]   Wilderness survival: it is do or die! It is upon you to decide what the outcome will be... First and foremost to wilderness survival is, do not put yourself into a situation that could lead to jeopardizing yourself or others... Secondly, if you find yourself in a survival situation, a little bit of know how and preparedness can go a long way... With the multitude of topics that could be mentioned, I think just starting off with some basics... Through my years of experience I am learning something new everyday. When thinking of wilderness survival, the first thing that comes to mind is the sacred order of survival... Now, this is a list that has a set order of concepts, them being: attitude (Mentality), shelter(most of the time, unless fire would be more applicable), water, fire, food, and wheaponry... Now, some will argue not to follow this list, and in certain scenarios, it may not hold true to the order , but for the most part, this is a good basis to start with... Also, the Rules of 3 come to mind: you can only live 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food... Typically... Now this is just a basis, again, but yall get what I'm trying to say... I will go into a further detailed description of all in upcoming posts... This page is for those wanting to gain some know-how and some skills that can be useful in everyday life, and it is here for those that don't... How many of you out there love hiking or spending time outdoors? I know I do... And if you don't, that's ok... There is not an individual out there that expects to get lost while hiking or spending time outdoors... Nobody plans on getting caught in a natural disaster, but the future holds very many unknowns, and a little bit of preparedness, as mentioned before, can go a long way... That is all for now, I'm gonna leave you all with some homework... Take five minutes, or maybe 30, or maybe more:), and research a topic, whether it is different types of wilderness survival shelters, an article or two on the attitude one should have while in a survival situation, how to procure water while in the backcountry, or just look up something that deals with wilderness survival... If anything, look up how useful conifers can be during a survival situation, whether it is spring, summer, autumn, or winter... Till next time, yall be smart and safe!

[06/22/16]   Hey Folks! Sorry to those who may or may not have been waiting patiently for some activity... We have had some bang ups and hang ups, but we are looking at doing some programs in the upcoming months... Until then, we will try to stay active, having posts fairly often if not daily... Thanks for the patience!

Pemmican – The Ultimate Survival Food

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Die Hard SurvivorDid you know if Pemmican is correctly made, it has a shelf life of a few years up to a lifetime and can be stored in almost any environment without going bad? Learn how to make this food so you'll have it on hand for a potential emergency situation.
Pemmican - The Ultimate Survival Food - Die Hard Survivor
Pemmican is one of those amazing “super” foods that is easy to make, lightweight, compact and very high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.   Pemmican is one of those amazing “super” foods that is easy to make, lightweight, compact and very high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. If correctly made, it has a shelf life of a few years up to a lifetime and can be stored in almost any environment without going bad. Invented b…

[01/10/16]   Your Life! What comes to mind when mentioning your life?! What does it mean to you? How important is your life? -Benjamin Franklin- "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound cure." What if a little added precaution or preparation could save your life? Whether it may be hunting, fishing, hiking, other outdoor sports, or even driving your vehicle home, one cannot predict the accidents that could arise. All and all, what would it hurt to carry a few items that could make a difference in a life threatening situation? We can never fully prepare ourselves for the unknown events the future may hold, but we can, increase our chances of survival! Carrying a tin or container small enough to fit in a pocket full of a few items that could be used in an emergency, wouldn't be a bad idea to carry around. Some items to think about carrying could be items that could start a fire in wet or cold weather, like waterproof/ wind proof matches, something to strike them on, and a cottonball coated with petroleum jelly. Other items one might consider would be some fishing line and some SMALLER sized hooks (you can catch a large fish on a small hook, but it may be a little hard to catch a small fish on a large hook), another way to start a fire (maybe a peanut lighter or a flint fire starter), some thread and a needle could be useful, a few adult asprin tablets (taking into consideration that these could be useful for a heart attack patient), some benadryl tablets or something containing diphenhydramine, a knife, something with a sharp edge, maybe a razor blade, some adhesive bandages, maybe a packet of two of quick-clot, and many other items could be added to this list... Also, if the survival tin was metal, this could be used to boil water and it could be used to make charclothe... The items you choose will depend on your preference and what items could be more beneficial for you! Carrying just a few of these items could prove to be useful one day. Hopefully this post reaches folks and everyone takes time to share this so it may be useful for others... We are here to provide practical information for folks in hope that well... "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Thank you all for your time!

[01/07/16]   Hey folks! Hope everyone has had a fun and safe holidays! We would like to take time to thank everyone for the likes, views, shares, and any other attention that has come our way. So it is the start of a new year and we hope to have some fun, exciting, and informative hikes, programs, lectures, weekend survival trips, and much more to come in the near future! Again, thank you for your support and ya'll will be hearing from us in the near future!

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[01/03/16]   New number 304~435~5218. Sorry for the mix up.

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Always Ready Wilderness Survival school

[12/13/15]   Just now getting the page set up, will be adding alot of information in the coming months. Please help us out by sharing our page and info. Also anyone who would be interested in a class. Give us a call.

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