Survival Schools in Four Corners

I know this isn't a complete list but these are ones I'm aware of with good reputations. After 9/11, I have dilgently worked on my survival skills.  At the bottom of the page are two added links: one for survival kits and one for survival products.

Ancient Pathways Flagstaff, Arizona

Tony Nester or (928) 774-7522.

*I own and keep his book, Practical Survival Tips, Tricks, & Skills, in my backpack! Excellent!

Since 1989, Ancient Pathways has been offering experientially-based courses in Desert Survival and Bushcraft Living Skills.  Our school is designed for those seeking to develop proficiency in both primitive and modern wilderness skills.  For an intensive experience in bushcraft and traditional wilderness skills, check out our 3-month residential semester program.  We also offer comprehensive corporate training programs that highlight survival training for professionals, corporate groups, and companies who find themselves working in remote wilderness regions.Tony Nester teaches courses in desert survival and bushcraft through his company Ancient Pathways based in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is the author of the book Practical Survival Tips, Tricks, & Skills ($10.95). He is a contributing writer for the Walking Connection. He can be seen on television stations such as The Travel Channel and CNN. He can be reached at Apathways.com, e-mailed at: Tony Nester or (928) 774-7522.
Aboriginal Living Skills School. http://www.alssadventures.com/   

Prescott, Arizona.

Excellent book!

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!

Cody Lundin.

When not teaching for his own school, Cody is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. He teaches with rare intensity and humor to individuals, schools, colleges, universities and various organizations throughout the United States. Cody is the author of the best-selling book, 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive! and holds a BA in Depth Psychology and Holistic Health. He founded the Aboriginal Living Skills School, LLC (ALSS, LLC) during the winter of 1991 in Prescott, Arizona.

(2003 - present) Outdoor Writer and Gear Reviewer, Wild Way Magazine
Founder and writer for the "Rock Biter Review" column, a gear review section dedicated to outdoor survival products and related items. www.wildway.org.

Black Lodge Survival Course P.O. Box 12397
Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2397
FAX: 480-998-2569
Harley SwiftDeer Reagan/Bruce Beck
[Wilderness Survival, urban survival, preparedness, personal protection, self defense, firearms training.]
Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) P.O. Box 1590
Boulder, Colorado 80306
FAX: 303-442-7425
Josh Bernstein
Wilderness survival in a high desert setting of Boulder, Utah or winter survival in the Rocky Mountains with emphasis on primitive skills and tools, as well as the added benefit of personal challenge in the "Field" courses. Based on Larry Dean Olsen's (author of Outdoor Survival Skills) original primitive skills wilderness programs.
Conniry's Native Skills & Wilderness School 12061 Wildcat Canyon Rd.
Lakeside, CA 92040

The New Women Warrior Outdoor Training Adventure
Susan and Tom Conniry

[With a background based on extensive experience at Tom Brown, Tracker this school emphasizes primitive survival techniques utilizing the Tracker philosophy. The New Women Warrior Outdoor Training Adventure provides an opportunity for women "to reach their highest potential not only physically and mentally but with a direct emphasis on spiritual growth."]
HikingwithMike http://www.hikingwithmike.com/BackpackCourse.htm  Wilderness Survival School Hiking with Mike.
Nature Knowledge 1825 Linden Street
Grand Junction, CO 81503
Mel Deweese
Primitive and wilderness survival.
OutdoorSafe 6612 Fredrick Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
FAX: 719-533-0152 (call first) Peter Kummerfeldt
Specializing in providing practical (not primitive) outdoor safety training to those who recreate in the backcountry with special emphasis on children and single female heads-of-households.]
Reevis Mountain School of Self Reliance HCO2 Box 1534
Roosevelt,  AZ  85545
520-467-2675 (message only)
Peter "Bigfoot" Busnack

"StayAlive" series of survival videos

**You'll read many skill sets I've learned from him on my site.

[Peter's ranch is in the Superstition mountains just east of Phoenix, Arizona and the only way to reach him is by U.S. mail (no phones, no plumbing, no roads). A variety of Wilderness Survival and related courses are available, including a trek.  He lives what he teaches 365 days a year. Peter is featured in the "StayAlive" series of survival videos by Preston Westmoreland.]
Wilderness Institute of Survival Education 8415 Coyote Run
Loveland, CO 80537-9665
FAX: 970-669-8072
Don Davis
[W.I.S.E. teaches a "common sense approach" to wilderness survival.]
Survival Kits Everything from freeze dried food to deodorant  
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Map of Arizona


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Map of the reservations and Four Corners 


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