Survival of the fittest is a term that people in the jungle and soldiers relate to more than anyone else. The world might go crazy seeing Bear Grylls survive in the most challenging conditions and also saw many people try the same. The question of "How?" pops up in our minds while staying glued to such shows, and we wish to do an adventure as such once in a lifetime.
The Hyderabad-based Wild Survival Academy will answer the questions to help the enthusiasts learn how it is like in the deep and dark jungles and how crazy life gets in the woods. The academy is run by five ex-army officials who have lived it all and want people to experience how it is like to make it out alive through a unique survival course where the aspirants will learn to overcome challenges that come as a surprise.
Colonel Rajeev Sharma, one of the co-founders, describes his experience throughout his tenure in the army and how he learned to survive through such crazy locations. However, he feels terrible when he watches the news and finds people, especially the youngsters dying due to not finding their way back in a forest or getting trapped in water bodies or any wilderness situation, and feels that they lack the skill of survival in the world full of surprises.
This course is split into three levels, from easy to hard. In level 1, the aspirants will be taken to a hill station like Himachal or Kodaikanal, where they will get food and accommodation and be taught all the basic skills and survival modes. The second level will feature a denser location and food and accommodation facilities taken away, which means that the candidates will have to find their food and build their shelters.
Finally, the third level is quite advanced as it will feature an exploratory trek where there will be no such training of skills. Still, everything will be a test of instinct, and only those who are fully equipped from the levels below will be eligible for a trek as such. Apart from the three-level extreme course, the academy offers a one-day crash course where the bare minimum and basic skills are taught to the candidates to help them survive in unprecedented situations whenever they are on holiday.