Survival training

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Survival training is a manner of training individuals through the use of a journey where participants try to survive in the wilderness with as little means as possible. Survival training is used to train survival skills or as recreational activity where individual are generally challenged to sustain their basic needs, such as food, water and shelter, in a non-civilised area. This often includes taking long hikes, lighting fires, sailing in canoes or rafts, fishing, biking (for example with mountain bikes) and so on. Survival trainings are mostly held in forests, mountain ranges and hilly areas, such as the Alps.

Different organisations coordinate recreational survival trainings, some of which are for children. They are popular as business excursions or as a holiday, most of the time when a survival training is used for recreational purposes it has the intention to help expand team work or strengthen the bond of a group by challenging the group with survival challenges that involve strong elements of teamwork.

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