wilderness survival skills (2 Days)
Cost: $295 per person. 8 person max.
Dates: April 14-15 (1 spot left), May 12-13 (3 spots left), June 30-1 (FULL), October 20-21
Location: Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, San Diego, California Address: 2300 Camino San Ignacio, Warner Springs, CA 92086. We meet at the guard hut located at the main entrance gate at 9am. We finish around 3pm (on day 2).
This California wilderness survival course has a "no nonsense" style curriculum and is considered an entry level course. The focus of this course is to teach you the most effective skills to survive in the wilderness by taking care of shelter, fire, water, food, and signaling until you find help or rescue arrives.
The course location is at 5,000 feet of elevation with cooler temperatures year round. For those who want 3 meals a day and the comfort of modern camping gear, then this is the survival course for you. This workshop style course keeps a moderate training pace focusing heavily on the short term survival and bushcraft skills and not on covering ground, therefore hiking is kept to a minimum. No previous outdoor experience required, families with kids welcome!
Regardless of your experience level, you will walk away prepared with the knowledge and skill set to handle yourself confidently in a survival situation and be more self sufficient in the woods or wilderness.
Not sure what to expect on this course? Watch a short video of us in the field!
Survival Course Details:
- The Psychological and Physiological Effects of Being in a Survival Situation and how to mitigate them
- Emergency shelter building
- Water - Sourcing and Purification
- Fire - Bow drill friction fire method, ferro cerium and magnesium fire starters, plant based tinder's, homemade tinder's, char cloth, natural char and Fire building technique
- knife skills and safety
- Introduction to local Edible, Useful, and Medicinal Plants
- Basic knots
- Food - foraging, improvised hunting tools and trapping
- Emergency Signaling
What to Bring:
On this course we drive into our bush survival camp, therefore you have no restrictions on the type of gear you bring however I would advise packing no more than what you can carry. If you own a 4x4 vehicle then you have the option to bring it along and get some dirt time, if not then we will give you a ride! read or Q&A page for more info
- Fixed blade high carbon steel knife
- folding saw or a Swiss army multi-tool knife with the saw feature is optional but very useful
- Water bottle
- cup/bowl and spoon
- Headlamp and gloves
- Clothing: Warm layers, beanie, wool socks, and rain coat
- Shelter: Please bring either a tarp, waterproof bivy sack, or tent
- Sleeping: Please bring either a sleeping Bag or wool blanket for warmth. A hammock or foam mat/pad can be brought for comfort if you choose.
- Food - MRE / dehydrated food packs / bars are good choices for your dinner and second day lunch meals...bring a packed lunch for the first day. We provide coffee, breakfast, and drinking water
- Day Pack
- Any other survival/camping gear you desire