BOSS – One of the USA’s oldest traditional skills and survival schools 

You can register for a course online or by phone. If you have any questions or difficulties, call us. You may also reach us by email. 

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Interested in a life-changing challenge?

Feel like seeing the world differently?

BOSS – one of the world’s best-known outdoor survival schools – has delivered life-changing, wilderness-based 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 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.

How to sign up

  • Determine which survival course is best for you.
  • See the course schedule for suitable dates and register by paying your $400 deposit on our registration platform.
  • Complete the health and physical exam packet.
  • Pay your remaining balance.
  • Get ready for the field!

All our Field Courses are designed to cover at least these basics: 

  • Desert ecology & travel
  • Survival mindset
  • Campsite selection 
  • Shelter construction
  • Fire construction
  • Water location and purification
  • Trail hygiene
  • Basic edible & medicinal plants
  • Knife use and safety
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BOSS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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