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Skills Taught at BOSS

Because of the wide and deep expertise represented among our instructors, this list does not cover all of the skills we teach at BOSS. These are the most commonly taught skills. What each course teaches will vary based on the type of course, the length, the students, and the instructors.

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Core Skills

  • Knife safety, care and sharpening
  • Basic wilderness knots
  • Desert ecology
  • Night travel
  • Finding and treating water
  • Campsite selection
  • Bow-drill (friction fire)
  • Improvised backpacks
  • Cooking with fire
  • Cordage
  • Primitive shelters
  • Navigation
  • Survival kits
  • Thermoregulation
  • Priorities of survival
  • Survival mindset

Advanced Skills

  • Primitive traps
  • Primitive fishing
  • Primitive navigation
  • Basic stone tools
  • Flintknapping and obsidian tools
  • Large animal slaughter and butchering
  • Hide tanning
  • Bone tools
  • Rendering fat
  • Hand drill (advanced friction fire) 
  • Basketry
  • Primitive pottery
  • Long-term wilderness survival
  • Advanced wilderness knots

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