Welcome to BlackHills!
Bushcraft and Survival School
We are a bushcraft and outdoor survival school, based here in Hot Springs, South Dakota. With our master register guides, you can learn which ever skills you want to know. Our goal is give you the information you need in order to have the adventures you want. No matter what your age or current experience level, we have a program for you.
What We Do
Modern Outdoor Survival
Here at BlackHills, we offer more than the primitive survival techniques you're used to seeing. We have a more modern approach to the outdoors. Come join us for a class to learn the specific skills you want to learn. Not in South Dakota? Don't worry! We'll travel to you!
About Our Founder, Sam Monahan
Sam is a 22 year retired Navy veteran who taught the Naval SERE program and specialized in all aspects of wilderness survival. He has taught Desert Survival, Jungle Survival, Cold Weather Survival, Urban Survival, and Tracking Courses. Born and raised in the Northwoods of Maine, he grew up with many Maine Guides and started practicing his woodsmanship skills at a very young age.