Field CoursesThe BOSS Field Course has been our signature trip since 1968: Ultra-light travel through Southern Utah’s mountains, mesas and canyons with little more than a blanket, poncho, and a knife. No tents, sleeping bags, stoves, or backpacks, and definitely no watches, radios, or cellphones. Your goal on this wilderness survival course is to tackle big challenges as your small group hikes many miles and learns the skills you need to survive and thrive in the deep wilderness.
A BOSS Field Course is for those seeking a challenge, skill instruction by master instructors, and a chance to renew. No previous outdoor skills or knowledge is needed.
Skills CoursesBOSS Skills Courses are held in a permanent primitive camp in one of our favorite locations, and include possible day and/or overnight trips into nearby areas for materials gathering. Some of BOSS’s most-skilled instructors will teach you primitive survival skills like cordage, friction fire, shelter construction, edible plants, and flintknapping. Instruction is hands-on and class sizes are small to ensure each student has ample access to our instructors. These courses trade the physical challenges of a field course for intensive skills practice from dawn to dusk.
A skills course is for those seeking focused time to build their primitive, traditional, and bushcraft skillset in a hands-on, primitive setting. No previous outdoor skills or knowledge is needed.
Navigation CoursesIf you want to combine the advanced use of map and compass with the art of low-impact wilderness travel, BOSS has a course just for you: the 14-Day Navigator. Veteran instructors will teach you everything from map and compass to navigating by the stars in the context of group and solo wilderness travel.
A BOSS navigation course is for those seeking on-the-ground instruction and practice in land navigation, delivered by master instructors. No previous outdoor skills or knowledge is needed.