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Survival Training

The Boulder Outdoor Survival School has been the gold standard for wilderness survival training and primitive skills instruction since 1968. Join us.
Students come from around the world for 7, 14, or 28-day courses in the wilderness of southern Utah. We will train you in everything from how to sleep out in the woods without a tent or sleeping bag to how to make fire with friction, build and use primitive traps, navigation, stone tools, cordage and a lot more.

Many of our instructors are internationally recognized experts in survival and bushcraft.


Boulder Outdoor Survival School instructor Jessica Ewing teaches bow drill
BOSS is a school dedicated to the instruction and preservation of survival and traditional living skills and the development of people through experiences within the natural world.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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“A step beyond Outward Bound… we recommend BOSS.”
– Men’s Health Magazine

★★★★ (top rating) “…the place to go to gain primitive survival skills.”
– The Ultimate Adventure Sourcebook

“I look back and I think ‘how could a two week trip change things this much?’”
– B. Winkle, 14-day field course alum

“From now on, nothing… was unconquerable.”
– Vogue Magazine

After roughing it with the BOSS, you’ll be ready for just about anything.”
– Men’s Fitness Magazine




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