LANCE CREEK, Wyo. – If you want to learn the art of survival from some of the most experienced teachers in the world, you’ll have to wait until later this year for your chance.
That’s because the two sessions scheduled this month by Magpul, one of the nation’s top tactical products manufacturers, are sold out.
Offered by Magpul Core, a division of Magpul, the courses are designed to help students improve their survival and wilderness skills.
Caylen Wojcik, the director of operations at Magpul Core, promises more classes will be scheduled later in the year and will be promoted on the company website.
The courses will be taught by Wojcik, a scout/sniper in the Marine Corps for eight years, Cody Carroll, a former US Army Green Beret, and others. Carroll is currently serving as a commissioned officer in the USMC Reserves as a force reconnaissance platoon commander. All of the instructors served combat tours during the Global War on Terror.
The first sold out class is a three-day course entitled Tactical Movement and Concealment. Participants will learn the principals of tactical movement, techniques of camouflage and the selection and occupation of observation positions. Hunters will fine-tune their stalking skills, and the enthusiast will learn the principals of movement and concealment in a rural environment.
Students also will learn the proper use of camouflage clothing, natural vegetation as camouflage, and terrain features to conceal their movement.
This course is open to anyone with a basic understanding of firearms safety and “a willingness to learn.” The course also is recommended for police and military as a primer to their sniper training.
Tuition currently costs $600 and does not include lodging.
The second sold-out class is the two-day Wilderness Navigator Course beginning June 5. This program is for anyone interested in learning how to navigate by map and compass in the wilderness.
“As your confidence grows in this course, you will be continuously challenged to move longer distances with more precision, thus increasing your sense of independence in the wilderness,” said Jared Pollock, a spokesman for Magpul. “Whether you an outdoor professional, competitive adventure racer or just someone looking for the freedom of knowing where you are in the backcountry, this course will give your skills to never get lost again.”
The cost is $400, not including lodging. Participants must be comfortable walking alone in the wilderness for several hours. The course requires students to walk up to 15 miles over two days in varied and rugged terrain.
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