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Online Course List

These training courses are just one of the many benefits available to all Guild Members.

Some of our courses have previews available, and their titles are shown as links. Click any of these links to see a list of the course modules and to preview some of the course content.

10 Essential Systems and Beyond

This course explores the evolution of the Ten Essential Items from 1930 to today. It also explores each system, what to choose, how to expand a system's usefulness and expands on the ten systems.

Adding Topo Layers to Google Earth

How to add custom basemap layers to Google Earth utilizing WMS.

Adult Learners

In order to be the most effective as an instructor of adults, it is important to understand some common characteristics of adult learners.  When we cater our teaching style to those we are teaching, the outcome is that the students will be more engaged in the learning process.

Avalanche Weather Forecasting

The course begins with basic information about avalanches, highlighting weather's role in their development. The rest of the course teaches weather forecasters how to make an avalanche weather forecast.

Bear Safety

An introduction to existing with bears in bear country and how to prevent, identify and repel an attack.

Bikepacking - Packing a Bike.

Generally, experienced bikepackers follow some common techniques and gear to pack their gear on their bike. This course serves as an introduction.

Biking Pre-Trip Checks

Learn how to make sure your equipment is in top condition before embarking on a bikepacking adventure.

Caves: Preservation & Conservation

This course will introduce you to the basics of responsible caving, which helps to preserve the cave environment and make your visit to a cave a safe one.

Clove Hitch

How to tie a clove hitch in a variety of ways.

Communicating Team Objectives and Tasks

How to give an effective briefing to a team.

Connecting all of your senses for successful land navigation

Learn effective techniques for using clues from your surroundings to help identify landmarks on your map, helping you to orient and navigate. By using your knowledge of the outdoors, you can make observations through sight, sound and scent to help you orient yourself.

Extending a Rappel

In expedition rope work, the ability to self belay and ability to lock off are very important when exploring unknown terrain, structures, caves, canyon, mines, etc. This online course has been developed as a supplement to the Expeditionary Rope Work Course – TR4.   While extended rappels are covered extensively in the course, this online course is provided as a supplemental aid in learning the technique.

FBET Code of Conduct for Leaders

The rules to follow as a leader, educator and even a member of the team.

Fire Building

This course demonstrates how to combine skills and knowledge using simple backpacking items to create a fire under almost any conditions.

GeoPDF Navigation On a Smart Phone

You can create your own GeoPDF map to use with your smartphone GPS.

Girth Hitch

How to tie a Girth Hitch in multiple ways.

Hazard Mitigation

This course is based on the National Park Service's Operational Leadership course. The purpose of the course is to provide a knowledge foundation to personnel (in our case members) to safely perform risky or hazardous tasks.

Hazardous Terrain Crossing

Teaches a technique to provide a safety system for traversing, ascending or descending hazardous terrain, structures, or obstacles as a group.

High Risk Mindset

Preparing yourself for high risk activities.

How a Thunderstorm Forms

Learn the anatomy and physics of a thunderstorm - it could save your life!

How the GPS Works

The Global Positioning System is one of the most widely used navigation systems in the world, but very few actually understand how it works.

How to Collect and Eat Ant Larvae

A how-to guide on collecting and eating ant larvae and eggs. Hint: let the ants do the work!

How to get more doses from an Epi Pen

An Epi Pen is a single use device to treat anaphylaxis. However, in a wilderness context, you can get up to 5 more doses of Epinephrine. This course describes how.

How to Make Natural Cordage

How to make natural cordage for a survival situation, or as a back up to synthetic cordage.

Improvised Snowshoes - How to make them

Course on the basics of making different types of improvised snowshoes.


Setting up iNaturalist for working events. iNaturalist is a application used by citizen scientists to gather information regarding flora and fauna. We will use iNaturalist for data gathering on the St. Helena Working Excursion.

Kayak Paddling Techniques and Efficiency

Whether you've had 10 years on the water or 10 days, there's always room for improvement.

Kent County SAR - Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness training required by Kent County Search and Rescue

Kent County SAR - Child Predator Awareness

This is the required course for member of Kent County Search and Rescue.

Kent County SAR - Crime Scene Awareness

How to handle a possible crime scene or deceased victim while on a search assignment

Kent County SAR - K9 Awareness

K9 Awareness for all members of Kent County Search & Rescue.

Knife Fundamentals

The fundamental information needed to chose, purchase and maintain a proper knife.

Land Nav with GPS & GIS (LN5) [Cert Course]

CERTIFICATE COURSE - Advanced techniques including GPS & GIS Technology.

Lightning - [Cert Course]

This course will help outdoor professionals understand lightning and to mitigate the risks.   It is a valuable course that will debunk myths and provide interesting and relevant information.

Motivation and Behavioral Inertia

Humans have a unique motivation when it comes to growth and achieving things. This video helps explain the concept of motivational leadership and how to use behavioral inertia (lack of motivation) to your advantage.

Navigation on the Water

This course explores the techniques and practices used in navigating on the open water.

Navigation Terms

This course helps a navigator to understand and use navigation terminology.

Night Vision

Learn about the physiology of your eyes and how they adapt to see in low-light conditions.

Paddling Signals

Standardized visual signals used to communicated between shore and paddler.

Pedagogy - The Art of Teaching

This course explores the art of Teaching - better known as Pedagogy

Psychology of Change and Learning

Learning unfamiliar things and changing your perception, behavior and facing challenging obstacles has a variety of emotional responses. Understanding these responses is key to good leadership and to helping others develop. We will explore these changes in this course.

Radio Comm (RC1) (Certificate Course)

This course covers basic radio knowledge for properly "talking" on a HAM radio as well as some basic knowledge that is important for getting started with using your new HAM Radio License. While this course is required for FBET members, if you have experience operating a radio, you may apply to waive the course. Contact training for a waiver.

Recovery of an Unoccupied Boat in a River Current

Learn how to safely and effectively recover a boat that is trapped in swift water.

Replacing a U-Joint in the Field

A course describing how a U-joint works, why it is important and how to replace one in the field.

SARTECH II Mantracking Prep Course

This course is designed to help prepare SARTECH II candidates for the practical station #2 of the SARTECH II certification exam. There is no quiz or certificate issued for this course.

Simple Anchors for Rope Work

An introduction to rope anchors for climbing, rope rescue and other expedition activities.

Small Power Boats in Big Water on Expedition

This course centers on multi-day open water adventure away from modern facilities. A remote boating expedition allows for exploration using an ancestral mode of travel while gaining access to places not easily reached by land or larger boats.

Splitting Wood with a Knife

How to split wood with a knife, using the "baton method".

Supplement to Celestial Navigation LN7

This is the online supplement course for LN7. If you have not taken LN7 (Celestial Navigation) we will not answer your questions or grade your exercise. Take LN7, then we can talk.

Terrain Association in Land Navigation

Learn techniques for utilizing and keeping track of terrain features to navigate on land.

Trail Mapping with a GPS

This course explores the techniques of gathering data using a GPS receiver for the purposes of mapping. Specifically, this course covers gathering trail route data using a consumer handheld GPS.

Transporting Firearms into Canada (and back out again)

Transporting Firearms into Canada (and back out again)

Turn a Paper Map Into an Navigation/Electronic Map

How to turn almost any paper map into an electronic map layer. Then, create a paper navigation map or a GPS map layer.

Turning Your Vehicle Into a Submarine

Water crossings can be among the most exciting parts of an expedition - and also the most expensive! Learn how to make your vehicle water-resistant and the best techniques for crossing water safely.

Universal Edibility Test

A method for determining whether a plant is edible or not.

Using a Pick off Strap to Rescue a Stuck Climber

Learn how to rescue a stuck climber if their system becomes jammed.

Using a Signal Mirror

You’ve found yourself in a situation where you need to signal for help, but how? In an emergency situation, just about any reflective material can be used as a signal mirror.

Using Caltopo

Caltopo is a powerful online mapping/GIS tool. It can be used for planning, mapping, marine charts, printing navigation maps, collaborative work and much more. In this course, we review the basic features of Caltopo.

Using Repeaters [Non Cert]

Repeaters in Ham Radio are a valuable resource for extending range, establishing radio nets and more. Here, we discuss it.

Using USNG

How to use the United States National Grid reference system.

Using UTM Coordinates [Non-Cert]

How to find UTM coordinates on a map and practically apply their use.

Water Crossing - Overland Vehicle Travel

Crossing water is a common task when driving to a remote location on expedition. This course provides information on doing it.

Water Safety and Rescue (WR1) [Cert Course]

Water Safety and Rescue is a certificate course for all professional staff of the Fortune Bay Expedition Team. This course covers the safety procedures for water operations and the basic concepts of rescue.

What's Knot to Love?

In this presentation we'll show you the practical use of some of the knots applicable to climbing and rescue work.

Wilderness Burns

Burns are difficult to treat in ideal conditions, and in wilderness conditions they can be catastrophic. Learn about the physiology of burns and how to treat them in a wilderness environment.