Master the Art of Wilderness Survival


Learn How to Survive in Any Environment with Our Online Wilderness Survival Course-

  • Prepare for the future.
  • Prevent wilderness mishaps and injuries.
  • Learn the natural resources in your area. 
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Who Is This Course For?

Fundamentals of Wilderness Survival is a comprehensive online training program designed to equip the learner with authoritative survival knowledge for safe-travel and preparedness in the backcountry.

Created for Outdoors-People Everywhere


  • Field-tested skills practical for everyday use, made for everyday situations.
  • Real-world survival information rooted in science and history.
  • Detailed instruction applicable to a wide range of environments.

The Most Important Wilderness Skills You'll Ever Learn

Everyday Outdoor Skills

Master the Basics of Backcountry Travel 

  • Basic Camping Skills
  • Wilderness Tools- Selection, Use, and Safety
  • Land Navigation
  • Knot tying
  • Vehicle Preparedness

The Science of Survival

Learn the Limits of the Human Body

  • The History of Death and Injury in the Wilderness
  • Survival Physiology (How the Body Responds to Extreme Environments)
  • Heat Exchange Physics (Staying Warm in the Outdoors)
  • Basic Science Principles and Their Direct Wilderness Applications

How to Survive In Hostile Conditions

Be Prepared For The Worst 

  • Dress for the Cold
  • Light a Fire in Wet Weather
  • Signal for Rescue
  • Build a Shelter
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What's Included In The Course?

Course Syllabus

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Meet Your Instructor

Hello! I'm Matthew Hunter. When I started camping, hiking, and learning survival skills, I spent years sorting through countless books and videos, learning without a clear direction, with the pain of my own mistakes as my biggest teacher.

I wasted TIME learning impractical skills, wasted MONEY on equipment I didn't need, and spent many MISERABLE nights doing things the WRONG way.

In-person survival classes were a big help, but they were expensive, and most only scratched the surface on what I wanted to know about the outdoors.

With this course, I've put together exactly what I wished I had when I was learning: A clear, concise guide that takes you step-by-step through the most important, practical skills for traveling and surviving in the outdoors.

This course was designed to supercharge the learner with knowledge on almost every major topic surrounding outdoor survival, covering a breadth of information that would be impossible to cover in a typical weekend survival course.

There's no need to frustrate yourself learning outdoor skills on your own like I did. A better alternative is here. 

Frequently Asked Questions

"The course Matthew has created is, without question, one of the most comprehensive and detailed programs available. I have been studying Bushcraft, Wilderness Survival, and General Outdoor skills for over 25 years, teaching those skills for over 15 years. I was very pleased with the incredible detail Matthew presents in his course. This detailed program will allow the student to become very confident in their knowledge of outdoor skills."

Keith Farrar

Instructor, School of Self-Reliance in Southern California

"Legacy Wilderness Academy's master course helped fill the gaps in my outdoor knowledge and has better prepared me for the activities I love. There is definitely something for everyone in this course. Whether you are an avid outdoors person or just getting started, this course will level you up from where you are currently. Matthew knows his stuff and is able to communicate his vast knowledge in a way that is easy to understand and retain. I can't recommend this course enough."

Benjamin S.

Hiker, Camper, and all-around Outdoor Enthusiast 

"I honestly can't speak highly enough of the results I experienced after taking this course. Mr. Hunter is really good at making something easy to learn for someone who's never learned it before. The fire making videos were especially helpful. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone I know. It should be a staple in schooling."

Olivia C.


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