Primitive skills courses 

BOSS Skills Courses focus on learning and practicing traditional and primitive skills. Some of BOSS’s most skilled instructors will teach you survival skills like cordage, friction fire, shelter construction, edible plants, hide tanning, traps, and flintknapping in the context of a primitive field camp. Instruction is hands-on, and class sizes are small to ensure your learning. No previous outdoor skills or knowledge is needed.

survival camping trips

Ready for the next level?

BOSS field courses put your skills to the test in the field, where you’ll rely on them to survive and thrive for seven to twenty-eight days.

primitive skills classes
basic survival skills course
bush survival skills

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

BOSS – one of the worlds’ best-known outdoor survival schools – has delivered 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 primitive skills courses 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.