The Peregrines Survivor Course is for the serious adventurer and explorer who wants knowledge of the various facets of survival and self-reliance and probably wants to make a career out of being an adventurer or at least become a more confident camper. It is a rigorous and intense Course, physically and psychologically. This Course tests the limits of your knowledge and you have to undergo some water, food and sleep deprivation in order to cope with the simulated survival scenario.
Throughout the duration participants live in a simulated survival scenario, make their own shelter, collect water, navigate their way out, signal for help, etc. Participants are allowed minimal gear and have to use wits to adapt, innovate and improvise in order to be able to overcome the challenges. Usually participants get just one frugal meal a day, and that too is not guaranteed since hunger is an essential obstacle to deal with in a survival situation.
How does the Course run?
- Arrive at Camp by 8am on the first day of the Course
- Bring all listed equipment
- Get safety instructions
- 'Classroom' sessions recapping the basics of survival and self-reliance
- Practical demonstration of skills
- Regular assignments - theoretical or practical or both
Modules of the Course
The Peregrines Advanced Survivor Course is an intense one and not for the faint-hearted. It is as close to a survival scenario as can be simulated and participants go through pretty much all the rigours as can be staged. There is food and water deprivation and the tasks and assignments are near real-life. During the first few days the basics are covered to refresh memory and the next days are spent in practical application of the knowledge under the supervision of the Instructors.
As part of the Course, participants have to display their knowledge and practical application of skills. These include shelter construction, fire making, water sourcing and disinfection, managing core body temperature, navigation and signalling skills, etc. Simulated injuries are also part of the tasks and assignments. Knowledge of knots is an integral part of the Course, as is construction of improvised weapons and tools.
What should participants bring?
The following is a list of the items that have to be brought by each participant. These are all items that will be required during the Course.
|Shelter||1 unit||Mylar blanket or Thermal blanket||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Bivy tent or Hammock||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Tarp sheet (at least 10'x10' with 16 grommets)||Buy on Amazon|
|Fire||1 unit||Small magnifying glass||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Ferrocerium rod or MagBar||Buy on Amazon
Buy on Amazon
|2 units||Disposable cigarette lighters|
|Food||1 unit||Mess tin (optional in case canteen has no nesting cup)||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Metal cup ( not necessary if canteen has a nesting cup)||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Cutlery tool (if you do not want to get your fingers dirty when eating)||Buy on Amazon|
|Water||1 unit||Metal canteen (with nesting cup preferably)||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Filtration equipment (LifeStraw or Mini Sawyer or equivalent)||Buy on Amazon
Buy on Amazon
|Signalling||1 unit||Signalling mirror||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Whistle (preferably multipurpose)||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Headlamp||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Flashlight||Buy on Amazon|
|Navigation||1 unit||Compass (Sighting or Lensatic)||Buy on Amazon|
|Tools||1 unit||Knife (8"+ blade, full tang)|
|1 unit||Folding Saw or Commando Saw||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Swiss Army Knife (optional, but good to have)|
|6 units||Heavy duty drum liners|
|50 feet||Paracord||Buy on Amazon|
|Personal items||1 unit||Bandana or Shemagh||Buy on Amazon|
|2 units||Half sleeve T-shirt|
|2 units||Full sleeve T-shirt (optional in summers)|
|1 unit||Warm jacket (not required in summers)|
|1 unit||Cap / Hat|
|1 unit||Poncho||Buy on Amazon|
|1 unit||Camp towel|
|1 unit||Cargo trousers|
|1 pair||Boots with ankle support|
|1 pair||Slippers or floaters|
|1 pair||Sun shades|
|1 tube||Sun block (SPF 15)|
|1 bottle||Hand sanitiser|
|1 roll||Toilet paper|
|Notepad and pen|
In case you want us to arrange for the items let us know at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the Course and we will organise them for you. You can either buy the items or rent them for the duration of the Course.
Number of participants required to run a Course
There is a requirement of a minimum of one and a maximum of ten participants to run the Peregrines Advanced Survivor Course. Since the Course does not run on fixed dates, it is advised that a group of like-minded people form the quorum so that the Course can be run. In case there are other interested people, without adequate numbers, two or more such groups may be combined for a Course.
Fees for the Peregrines Course
|1 to 3 participants||Rs 35,000 per participant|
|4 to 6 participants||Rs 30,000 per participant|
|7 to 10 participants||Rs 25,000 per participant|
If you wish to participate in the Advanced Course, fill out the form below and let us know.