Extreme Adventures of Vermont will take you and up to 3 other people into the wilderness to see if you can survive. This is a 7-day survival adventure.
You have seen the all the TV shows now try it yourself. We will bring a camera with us to video the whole experience just as they do on TV. You will be with a trained survival expert the whole time and he will teach you skills you will need to make it through the week.
He will not be doing things for you! He will be teaching you and keeping you safe. You will be dropped off on a back road or paddle down a river and then hike into a Forest of your choice. You will have limited gear and can choose just a few items from the lists bellow. You will learn how to keep a positive mental attitude, basic wilderness first aid, shelter building, fire craft, signaling, water purification, and how to harvest food.
In the end, after “rescue,” you will know how to cope with the psychological stresses, treat injuries, improvise shelters, start and maintain a fire in any weather, find and purify water, understand how to procure food and how to use a compass! This is NOT camping, you will not have a tent, this will not be a comfortable nights sleep the first night. This is as real as it gets, yes you will have a guide with you to teach you but your guide will not cater to you, will not build your shelter, will not start your fire, will not find you food. This is a week of “real survival” as if you where actually lost in the woods.
Bellow are lists of what you need to bring and lists of what we supply as well as a list of items that you can choose from. You can only choose 2 things from each category, not 2 things each person, 2 things total.
List of what each person should bring. (personal gear)
1 multi-seasonal sleeping bag (must fit within provided backpack)
1 pair hiking boots
1 pairs of Outdoor Pants (can unzip into shorts)
1 fleece or wool shirts (hooded or unhooded)
1 pairs wool socks
1 hat (brimmed, wool or baseball)
1 bandana or shemagh
1 pair gloves
1 light outdoor jacket
2 pairs underwear
1 rain jacket and rain trousers
1 thermal underwear (long)
1 pair of gaiters
1 pair of Crocs, Teva sandals or Keen sandals
1 pair of prescription eye glasses
1 personal photograph
Any Prescription drugs that you are required to take per doctors orders.
You can choose 2 items from each of these lists (2 total for the group not 2 each). Choose carefully your choices could make or break your week.
12x12 ground tarp
12x12 piece of plastic
Cloths line – 100 feet
climbing rope – 30 feet
para-chord – 100 feet
1 role of twine
1 large 4-quart pot, includes lid
1 steel frying pan
1 ferro rod set (to help start a fire)
1 flint (to help start a fire)
10 wooden matches in match box
1 book of matches
1 large steel bowl
1 spork for each person
1 steel canteen
1 backpacking stove with fuel
1 bar soap
1 8 oz tube of toothpaste
1 face flannel
1 40 m roll of dental floss
1 small bottle bio shower soap
1 disposable razor for each person
1 small can of bug spray for each person
1 bottle of sun screen
1 bottle of shaving cream
1 towel (30” x 60”)
1 300-yard roll of nylon single filament fishing line and 25 assorted hooks
1 primitive bow with 6 Arrows
1 primitive spear
1 small gauge gill net (12' x 4' with 1.5" mesh)
1 slingshot + 30 steel ball bearings + 1 replacement band
1 net foraging bag
1 roll of wire
1 pellet gun with on pack of pellets
1 small animal trap
Food (you will get 1lb per person)
hard tack military biscuits
assorted canned meat (you pick form what we have.)
assorted canned vegetables (you pick from what we have)
1 pocket knife
1 hunting knife
1 Leatherman type multi-tool
1 roll of duct tape
1 roll of electrical tape
1 small shovel
1 small sewing kit
1 LED flashlight
Items your Guide will supply you, you may use any of the Items on this list.
(Note your guide will have his own pack just for him. Due to him doing this as a job he brings things to keep him more comfortable than you will be. He will also have camera equipment and other safety equipment.)
1 small 16oz nagene water bottle for each person
1 bottle of water purification tablets
1 survival guide
1 backpack per person
1 tooth brush per person
1 emergency personal flotation device per person
1 first aid kit (military type – tourniquet, wadding, ace bandage, alcohol, plastic bag, etc)
1 small mirror
1 8x8ft tarp for each person
1 sleeping pad for each person
1 head lamp for each person
1 emergency rations pack to include water and food
Just give us a call to set up your week of survival. All programs are one week in length from a Sunday to a Saturday. Up to 4 people can come on this survival trip. This trip is meant to take you out of your comfort zone. This trip is for the beginner to intermediate outdoors person. This is meant to be a week of learning to survive in the wilderness we try to make it somewhat fun as well. If you like to outdoors and want to get outside of your comfort zone then this is for you.
You will arrive at our meeting place at around 9am on the Sunday of the first day of your trip. We will go over what you have brought with you and pack up your pack/s. You will then be able to eat a big lunch before we head for the woods. We will then start out for the wilderness, depending on your choice of wilderness location we will be dropped off and either hike or paddle into the woods. This is when we start our survival. The first night you will most likely not have time before dark to complete a shelter and may not even be able to get a fire going. You will experience your first night lost in the wilderness. Monday, we will get down to surviving. We will find a good location for a shelter, find water, get a fire going and figure out how to find food. We will continue to learn how to survive for the next week. Then on Friday we will break down camp, do the best we can to leave no trace and find our way out of the woods. You will be taken to a Hotel and be able to get cleaned up, you will be taken out for a survival celebration dinner. You will spend your last night on a soft hotel bed before departing Saturday morning.
Price: $1800 for the first person and $1200 each additional person. Maximum of 4 people.
The price includes: Your survival guide/teacher, the list of “Items your Guide will supply you”, the choice of items 2 each from each category, an edited movie from the week, & Friday nights hotel room (1 room each 2 people).
Not included: Transportation to meeting location, Sunday lunch, your personal clothing and gear, & Friday night’s
A %50 non-refundable deposit is required for this trip. Trips can be booked up to 12 months in advance. We only run one trip per month and only run certain trips each month so advanced reservations are suggested.
Trips are below with the months that they are being run.
To book a survival trip please call 843-209-4425. After you sign up we will mail you a packet of what you should bring, exactly where to meet and how to prepare for your trip.
We only do 1 trip per month only 12 trips a year.
Green Mountain, Northern Mountains Survival
June / July / August / September / October
Meeting Place, Stratton Mountain, VT
We will hike into the rugged backcountry of the green mountains and get lost in the woods for a week. Friday we will hike out of the woods to the nearest road.
Mountain Lake, Northern Lake Survival
June / July / August / September / October
Meeting Place, Stratton Mountain, VT
We will be taken to a remote island by boat in the middle of a giant lake with nothing around us but water and woods for a week. Friday the boat will come pick us up and take us out of the wild.
January / February
Meeting Place, Ludlow, VT
We will be taken to a remote location by snowmobile and then hike into the woods for a week. Friday the snowmobiles will come pick us up and take us out of the woods.
Bellow is a list of winter of items that you will need to bring on this trip.
Substitute hiking boots for winter boots
Your sleeping bag should be a -10 or better bag
2 pair winter gloves
2 extra pair of wool socks