Total Cost: $2,990.00
Duration: 9 days.
A pre-requisite for this course is to have attended and passed a basic survival course with Bob Cooper’s Outback Survival Company.
Course participants will fly with Qantas to Karratha on Saturday 17th August then driven in 4WD convoy to the outback bush campsite, returning by Qantas to Perth domestic airport on Sunday 25th August at 3.35pm. Airfares are included in the course fee.
The advanced course is conducted on very large cattle station land in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, chosen because it typifies the “Outback of Australia” with its rugged beauty, gorges, billabongs with fresh water fish available, abundant variety of edible and medicinal plants with the reality of remoteness. August/September are the best months to take advantage of the fruiting season of the Pilbara plants with temperatures in 30 + Celsius.
Advanced and refresher survival training with Bob Cooper himself, and assistant instructors for the first few days at our bush base camp. Followed by the advanced exercise you will be able to put to test real survival and bushcraft skills including emergency signals, stone tool making, stellar and solar navigation, shelter using your rescue blanket, fishing and plant food gathering, preparing and alternative cooking techniques.
As a group you will need to perform a self-rescue to a designated pick up point some distance away on your map with limited gear. You will need to work out where to sleep, when/how to walk and where to forage and to replenish your water.
On the survival phase you will be carrying no tent, no sleeping bag, no food – only your survival kit, 3 snake bite bandages, a water bottle, a rescue blanket, personal medications and optional camera. Dressed in your bush clothes – nothing extra. Fish and vegetation are on the menu – no native animals will be used for food apart from fish during practical phase.
The cost includes your airfares, vehicle transport and meals during the course.
A deposit of $800.00 is required and non-refundable after your airfare has been paid, due to airline booking protocols with full payment by 30th June 2019.
*EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $150.00 -31st May 2019.* DISCOUNT APPLIED TO FINAL BALANCE
Max 9 participants
Must be over 18 years of age