Each trip varies in length. We offer day-trips as well as multi-day trips that can last up to seven days.
Just about anyone can enjoy our retreats. No wilderness experience is necessary. Your outdoor skills can vary from needing a complete 101 training to simply needing a refresher on skills you may have already learned.
You don’t need to be an extreme athlete to enjoy these trips. You do need patience and a willingness to learn, but we can cater the experience to your fitness level. We will give you challenges, but nothing that you can’t overcome. If you are healthy, have good stamina and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, you will have a great time.
We have an age minimum of 14 and participants under 18 must be in the company of an adult.
Most of the trips at Rule of Five consist of small groups of 12 or less. This allows us to ensure the best experience possible with a small student to instructor ratio.
Rule of Five retreats are ideal for solo adventurers and groups alike. Groups will find the experience to be great for team-building, while solo travelers will find it to be the ideal environment to meet and connect with other like-minded adventurers.
Each multi-day retreat begins with a dinner at 6:00 PM, on the first evening after you arrive. Here, we give you a rundown of the schedule for the retreat you have chosen and provide introductions.
Each retreat provides a different experience, so the itinerary varies depending on which one you select. Each trip has multiple lessons on the essential Rule of Five: Shelter, Fire, Edge, Vessels and Cordage. You will also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor excursions, challenges and presentations.
On the last night of all multi-day adventures, we will enjoy a graduation feast to celebrate your new accomplishments.
The multi-day premium adventure participants will find lodging upon arrival and departure at one of our affiliated four-star hotels, which are all located near the Santa Fe Plaza.
On arrival at the Ro5 base camp you are greeted by one of our staff and introduced to the safari style tent village that includes, toilets, wilderness showers, kitchen, common area, private tents with comfortable sleeping accommodations including a large camping cot with a nice thick sleeping pad, bed linens, pillow and towels. Participants supply their own sleeping bag. Enjoy chef-prepared meals throughout the adventure.
We provide you with four-wheel drive transportation to the Ro5 base, tents, our essential Rule of Five survival kits, nutritious and energizing meals and, of course, plenty of water.
After registering for a retreat, we will send you a list with any items you need to bring, which will definitely include a canteen. With all other items, we assure you that you won’t need to go shopping for a lot of extras. This is a come-as-you-are experience. We provide most of what you need. We only ask that you do your best to pack efficiently and compactly.
Yes, in fact the Ro5 affiliate hotel will be happy to house your family while your away. The Drury Plaza Hotel is offering a special Ro5 rate to your family. Contact our office and we would be happy to let you know next steps.
Yes, the minimum number of adventurers per trip is 8 and the maximum number is 12. If you have a group smaller than 8 or larger than 12, please call our office to discuss a custom trip. 505-469-9888
In short, no. The Rule of Five programs are open to all. Each program sets aside time for review of the foundational skills in order to develop more advanced techniques.