This link is to a recent newspaper article on the Victorian Wilderness Survival Course, Click here.
The links below will let you listen to Bob's recent radio interviews on survival and water management in survival situations:
Survival situations can not be anticipated, they just happen. Whether or not you survive such a situation largely depends on the decisions you make in the first few hours. Your decisions can be made easier if you have had some training in what is known as bush survival.
These courses are conducted near Chidlow, one hour’s drive from Perth in the Hills.
The course starts Friday 4.00pm and finishes Sunday afternoon around 3.00pm
You will have 2 nights bush camping with a campfire classroom set up for all those interested in learning or honing their basic/advanced survival knowledge on how to have a safer or more adventurous wilderness experience, and of course what to do when ‘Plan A’ is not going the way you intended it to.
Many irrational fears cloud people’s engagement with our wilderness – even in the bushlands of suburbia. The fear of snakes, spiders, becoming lost and being alone are all acquired fears. Survival skills can replace fear with respect for, and trust in, nature. Such knowledge enables people to walk freely and feel safer in our natural environment. As a society we need to recapture the survival skills and empathy with nature which our ancestors instinctively knew. True appreciation and understanding of our natural environment may be the only factor that saves it, and, on occasions, us.
This course is a contribution to this necessary new awareness.
Subjects covered include:
The course fee: $695.00 (includes GST) per person
Your fee includes:
On successful completion of the course, you will be presented with the Outback 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 WA Outback Survival Course, Click here.
“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.
TestimonialI 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.
Survival situations cannot be planned for but they can be anticipated. The success or failure often depends on the person’s ability to cope with the unexpected change in plans and capitalise on what natural resources are available and their survival kit contents.
Bob Cooper’s Advanced Australian Survival Course offers you not only the knowledge of how to cope with just the minimal basic resources but also the opportunity to put those skills into practice.
Conducted in as real as possible scenario, in a remote location in the Pilbara Region of WA.
Join Bob Cooper and his other instructional staff all with their own experience and specialities to share with the group.
Outline of course and details sent on request. Full joining instructions sent to you prior to departure.
This one day course is designed for people who would like or need to know how to remove reptiles, namely snakes, from dwellings safely.
Then relocate them properly back into their bush environment.
Psychology of fear
First aid treatment
Catching equipment/dress code
Correct catching techniques
Live snake-catching scenarios
This two day course is designed to be the tracking skills component requirement for a First Response – Search and Rescue Team members.
Bob learnt his traditional tracking skills from Australian Aboriginal people, the Kalahari Bushman in Botswana and the Texas Parks and Wildlife service. He has conducted tracking courses for mining companies including Newmont and Newcrest also courses for the general public and agencies including Parks and Wildlife Dept.,National Park Rangers,Wildlife Officers and Dept of Defence. He is a frequent guest on talkback radio, and has appeared in several major television documentaries including BBC's WildVision and Discovery programmes, 60 Minutes anda National Geographic America feature on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the author of “Outback Survival”.
LENGTH AND LOCATION
Day one training, day two full search scenario.
Day one comprises of a series of demonstrations then lessons on how to track a person in bush settings of various vegetation/soil types. After the completion of the theory/practical phase: Day two will be an - as real as possible search for a missing persons from a vehicle stranded in a bush location near Perth.
The participants must act as an effective team to solve the clues both at the scene and in the bush. They must track down and find the missing persons. Note: this day does not finish until all those missing are found.
Bob has been designing courses for 20+ years to suit company requirements from corporate team building to Remote Area training and beyond. Bob is a well versed guest speaker on survival components and Fear as a tool.
Individually designed incorporating survival, off road driving and search and rescue training.
Bob has been designing courses for 20+ years to suit company requirements from corporate team building to Remote Area training and beyond.
Group size - minimum of 10
Prices available on application.