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Wilderness Survival

Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is proud to be the Southeastern home for SOLO Southeast, leaders in wilderness medicine training.

How prepared are you to spend an unplanned night in the backcountry?

At NOC, we offer wilderness survival courses designed to equip you with essential skills to not just get by, but to flourish in unforeseen situations in the wild. Whether you’re gearing up for your next adventure into the wilderness, prepping for a hunting excursion, or simply interested in acquiring new skills to elevate your car camping or backpacking experiences, our survival and medical courses lay down a comprehensive foundation suitable for all skill levels.

Our instructor team is as diverse as it gets, including leaders of international expeditions, biology educators, and experts in primitive skills, making NOC’s cadre second to none in survival training. These engaging and hands-on courses take place in the Nantahala National Forest, offering a challenging yet enriching outdoor environment where you’ll gain practical knowledge on how to effectively cooperate with nature for survival and success.

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