Premier California Survival School & Africa Bushcraft School!

Welcome to Bush Mechanics Survival Training! Our California Survival School based in northeast San Diego County, provides outdoor survival and bushcraft skills training on 25,000 acres of Native American wilderness land in Southern California. Our international training takes place in Africa guided by experienced survival instructors. Our philosophy is to teach you to function with less, and thrive with more. We have taught folks from all walks of life including military, fire-fighters, boy scouts, schools, celebrities, physically disabled and contestants of survival shows like "Survivor", Discovery's "Desafio x2", and "Naked and afraid". Our instructors have worked with Lifetime, History and Discovery channels. Most notably Owner/Instructor Joel features on Discovery channels new show called "Bushcraft Build-off".

Proudly we are the only wilderness survival school in California to offer survival courses on Native American land with year round cooler temperatures, wildlife, seclusion and a diverse landscape. Internationally we run primitive survival, anti-poaching and bushcraft courses in South Africa and Tanzania, East Africa. We only train in small groups to ensure plenty of one on one time which cannot be achieved in large groups. Our outdoor locations are remote and wild to promote a sense of the real thing through full immersion (click here to watch participants in action). No urban recreational parks, WiFi, or cell network - just good people, campfires and nature. Join Bush Mechanics Survival Training if your looking for real-life wilderness skills to learn the basics of camping to advanced survival skills. With us it will always be a wilderness adventure! 

“Joel’s method of instruction is clear and concise. You get the most amount of knowledge in the least amount of words. I highly value that as a United States Marine and an instructor myself”
— Brian Wood, US Marine Corps

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