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  • Survival Training Courses
  • And Woodland Rental
  • In Shropshire
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Run by Chris & Nicki Smart, 112 Survival is based in five acres of woodland close to the Wrekin hill in East Shropshire, and offers a range of survival courses and woodland rental opportunities.

Survival Courses

At 112 Survival we specialise in training courses that focus on surviving an outdoor emergency until rescue. We are dedicated to giving you the best possible experience in real life survival skills. We do not conduct bushcraft training.

You will learn how to plan your outdoor adventure and adapt your plan during an emergency situation and alert the Search And Rescue emergency services.

We draw from the knowledge gained during real life survival events to teach and practice procedures that you can apply while surviving your emergency in the outdoors.

We teach these skills in a friendly and open way. We'll help you cultivate a positive attitude, a confidence in yourself, and your equipment, and help you develop your ability to adapt to adversity and survive until rescue.

Woodland Rental

Our woodland site is available to rent on a full or part day basis allowing people the freedom to conduct their own activities.

If you would like to use our woodland for a specific event, please get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements. We will do our best to ensure that you have the best woodland experience possible.

Den Building & Fire Lighting

Come and spend the day building a den with what you can find in the woods and then ‘make fire’.

We will look at use of cutting tools, types, and construction of dens, followed by methods of starting a fire, fuel preparation and uses for that fire.

Off-Site Training

112 survival can come to your location to deliver survival training.

Our Location – Arches Wood


Chris Smart - Principal Survival Skills Trainer

Chris Smart

Chris has a passion for survival related skills and believes that people should have the opportunity to develop their own knowledge and techniques and that the training they receive plants the seeds for them to achieve this.

Chris has taught survival skills in temperate, tropical, arid, and extreme cold regions of the world during his 30 plus years involved in the survival skills field. He has spent the last 11 years training clients in the middle east.

Chris holds military and civilian qualifications in survival skills training and was the former head of instructor training at he the Tri service SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Extraction) school in Cornwall.

Making Fire

Starting Fire

Sea Survival

Sea Survival

Jungle Training

Jungle Training

Rescue Training

Desert Rescue Training

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