BOSS Field Courses have been our signature survival training trips since 1968:

These courses offer hands-on instruction within the context of a challenging wilderness expedition. You will travel through the high mountains and deep canyons surrounding Boulder, Utah while you undergo survival training and learn traditional living skills. Each course is designed to challenge you and teach you what you need to know to thrive in the wilderness. You will rely on those skills for the duration of your course.

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Survive and thrive

The longer the course, the more skills you will learn and experience you will gain using them. Longer courses also get a chance to travel through the furthest reaches of our territory.

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Know more, carry less 

Our survival training field courses are designed to be minimalist in nature: no tents, sleeping bags, stoves, or backpacks, and definitely no watches or cellphones. They are designed to challenge you physically and mentally. We expect a lot from our students and our instructors alike.

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Course highlights

  • Learn survival skills in context from master instructors.
  • Challenge yourself physically and mentally in the wilderness.
  • Practice and rely on those skills in a remote setting.
  • Travel through some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in the world.
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Ready For The Next Level Of Survival Training? 

The Hunter Gatherer course builds on the skills developed in field courses to truly live off the land using only stone-age tools during an extended expedition.

Interested in a life-changing challenge? Feel like seeing the world differently?

BOSS is one of the oldest survival schools in the world, delivering primitive skills courses to adventurous people since 1968. Our survival instructors are some of the most experienced and competent in the world. The challenges that our BOSS survival training offer aren’t for everyone, but if you’re the right person and it’s the right time for you, we promise adventure, challenge and world-class instruction.

BOSS™ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.