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Course Category: Victorian Survival Course

Victorian Survival Course

“Every survivor must remember one salient fact: anything is possible. The only thought you can allow, is one that directs your own course of action.” Laurence Gonzales “Deep Survival”

Whenever we expose ourselves to the great outdoors, to adventure, the possibility for a survival scenario exists. Any one of a number of factors can conspire to change our carefully crafted plan into a potential tragedy. Weather events, equipment loss or failure, vehicle breakdowns, injury or illness, geographical embarrassment, geological events, group issues or dynamics – all have the potential to shift our experience in an instant from pleasant and planned to out of control.

What would you fear the most in that instant? How would you control and use fear and other emotions to your advantage? How would you prevent a mishap becoming a tragedy?

This course will give you the five essential priorities for survival, as well as insights into your personal survival psychology. The five priorities are relevant whether you are in Victoria, Vanuatu or Venezuela.

“The only thing certain is that nothing is certain” Bob Cooper

Course will be held at Anglesea Recreation Camp which is 1.5 hours out of Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road so you will be enjoying both beach and bush walks.


I attended Bob Cooper's weekend survival course in late 2012 in Victoria. It was well run, extremely informative and had a friendly relaxed atmosphere. If you have read any other testimonials or viewed Bob Cooper's resume you will have read what a competent friendly man Bob is and that people get a lot out of his courses.

I am adding a few words for anyone who thinks the course content is perhaps too basic or provides predominately teaching for those that are beginners in outdoor activities as I thought before attending the course. While beginners may perhaps gain the most from this course it is applicable to anyone regardless of experience. I have spent the last 5 years working in remote Australia as well as travelling extensively through Africa and through the Middle East with minimal supplies and while considering myself competent in survival skills I was still able to learn so much from this course, as were many others that were even more experienced than I.

Bob believes that knowledge is what holds panic at bay and that panic is often the greatest danger in a survival situation. This course provides you with the knowledge and tools to best survive life threatening situations. It also prepares you for that eventuality. For example once you have mastered how to make fire, you will probably be more inclined to carry a few extra lighters throughout your gear and at least one in a waterproof case.

Bob is a teacher with an enormous wealth of knowledge and those attending the course bring with them their own stories and examples that everyone can learn from, even Bob. It is a course for beginners and experts alike and will provide you with an addition piece of mind the next time you decide to enter one of the less visited parts of this beautiful world.

Ben Weigl

Forthcoming Courses...

Friday, 28 April 2017: Victorian Survival Course - $685.00

Duration: 3 days.

The course starts Friday 6.00pm and finishes Sunday afternoon around 3.00pm

Subjects covered include:

  • Psychology of survival
  • Navigation
  • Water procurement techniques
  • Alternative fire-lighting methods
  • Edible, useful and medicinal plants
  • Avoiding poisoning by toxic vegetation
  • Stellar and solar navigation
  • Modern and traditional survival skills
  • Snake awareness
  • Day and night signals
  • Plus many more useful lessons to make your outings safer

The course fee: $685.00 (includes GST) per person

Your fee includes:

  • Weekend of practical and theoretical instruction with Bob Cooper
  • All meals and cabin style accommodation on the weekend are included
  • Your own Bob Cooper Survival Kit valued at $89.95

On successful completion of the course, you will be presented with the Wilderness Survival Certificate.
Detailed joining instructions will be sent to all participants prior to the course commencing.

This link is to frequently asked questions on the Victorian Wilderness Survival Course, Click here.

Total Places: 20.

Confirmed Bookings: 20

Provisional Bookings: 0

Places Available: 0

Please note, these places will only be held for you if the payment/deposit is completed now. If the payment/deposit is not completed, the reservations will be released within 10 minutes.