California Wilderness Survival Training &
Africa Bushcraft Skills Courses

I have been to many survival schools, as I was training for a survival program on Colombian TV, but this training with Joel was the best so far!
— Daniel Tirado, "Dual survivor" South America and "The island" TV show star

Wilderness training at our Survival Schools in San Diego, California and Africa are not only fun and fulfilling but welcome all experience levels. Our field tested experience is what sets us apart when it comes to real life survival skills that you can count on - military, celebrities and survival show contestants have chosen to train with us for this reason. If you do not walk away feeling more competent in the outdoors after training with us, then we will give you a full refund! Watch a short video of how we train you! 

We lead global survival wilderness courses in spectacular outdoor locations throughout southern California - San Diego, Orange County/Los Angeles and Africa. Proudly we are the only Survival School in California running wilderness courses on Native American lands with comfortable temperatures year round, wildlife, seclusion and a diverse terrain.

A wilderness survival course in the remote areas of California or Africa can be intimidating and you might be wondering about the intensity of this training. We teach you the hands on skills to create confidence and competency in the outdoors and therefore we do not push you beyond your capability. All of our survival classes apart from the advanced Bushman Walkabout allow for gear, tents, food and any other comforting items you might desire. We run various levels of survival courses ranging from our Wilderness Survival Skills which is a 2 day crash course in survival training to our most advanced 3 day Bushman Walkabout and 5 day Bushmaster courses where you experience full immersion and live off the land with just a knife! 

Join us to experience quality survival training, amazing wilderness terrain and adventure! 

course dates: September 16

Price: $100 per person

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Who doesn't like making fire!? Spend a day with us learning a variety of modern and primitive survival fire making methods in the wilderness. Spark, flame, solar, heat, friction and other techniques. Learn more... 

Course dates: July 22-23, september 23-24, October 28-29, november 18-19

Price: $265 per person

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This survival skills course is loaded with the most effective methods to keep you alive! Achieve shelter, fire, water, signaling, food, and First-Aid with the comfort of a tent, food and any camping supplies you desire. Learn more...

course dates: september 29-October 1st

Price: $430 per person

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Bushcraft is an advanced level of wilderness survival skills. Instead of trying to function until rescued you will learn how to thrive and be comfortable in the bush. On this 3 day course we teach you to work more with the land by using the natural resources at hand and therefore relying less on man made gear. Knowledge is much lighter to carry than gear! Learn more...

course dates: November 4-5

Price: $265 per person

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Hike into a pristine desert oasis where Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians once survived and thrived. Capture water from plants, make primitive fire with the "fire saw", animal tracking, discover desert plants for food, medicine and much more! Learn more. 

Course dates: October 6-8, december 1-3

Price: $400 per person

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Live off the land! This wilderness survival course defines our school and who we are. Strip away all the unnecessary items and go on a wilderness walkabout with just a knife and a water bottle- no other modern tools! Learn more...

Course dates: October 21-25

Price: $750 per person

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The most comprehensive full immersion survival and bushcraft course in California that will take you to an advanced level of self reliance. We combine the most effective modern survival skills, primitive living skills, bushcraft, first aid, and navigation techniques and pass them on to you in desert, alpine and temperate forest terrains. We call it the "bushmaster" for good reason, as that is what you will feel like after receiving this training. Learn more...

Course dates: November 3-12, March 1-9 2018

Price: $1400 per person

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Learn the bushcraft skills necessary to survive in the African bush. Poaching, or illegal hunting, is a very serious problem in Africa. Play your part in conservation by being trained as an anti-poaching ranger in the heart of the South African bush, up close with South Africa's largest animals. Learn more... 

Course dates: august 26-28

Price: $375 per person

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Join us on this exciting 3 day adventure as we camp out in the coastal bush of Southern Dar es Salaam,Tanzania. This property has private beach, tropical jungle, wildlife, and beautiful scenery. You will learn how to effectively function in the bush and gain the skills needed to cover shelter, fire, water, food, dealing with wild animals, and first aid. 

Private & family Training  1-10 Days


Private survival training is the fastest and most effective way to learn and master new survival skills. We offer this training to individuals and families at a very reasonable price. We can customize locations or curriculum to suite your personal goals. Learn more...

Corporate & Team Building  1-10 Days

Whether it's a group of friends, family, organizations or corporate work associates - our survival classes are an extremely rewarding team building experience. Learn more...

Many of our survival training courses are lead in southern California and Africa - learn more about all our Survival Schools across the globe and start planning your next adventure!