wilderness survival skills (2 Days)
Cost: $265 per person. 8 person max.
2017 dates: October 28-29(1 spot left), November 18-19(5 spots left) 2018 dates: March 24-25, April 14-15, May 12-13
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 4pm (on day 2). Do you have a transport problem? Contact us about our free shuttle service from San Diego.
This California wilderness survival course has a "no nonsense" style curriculum, designed to teach you the most effective life-saving skills required to survive in the wilderness or as we call it the "bush". You will learn how to take care of your survival essentials: shelter, fire, water, food, signalling, basic First-Aid and bushcraft techniques. All learning is hands-on and this course will change your confidence drastically if you should face an outdoor emergency. The course location is at 5,000 feet of elevation in temperate forest and meadows therefore comfortable temperatures all year! For those who want 3 meals a day and the comfort of modern camping gear, then this is the survival course for you. This wilderness course keeps a moderate training pace focusing heavily on the 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
- Essential wilderness first aid techniques
- Emergency shelter building
- Water Sourcing and Purification
- Fire - learn the bow drill friction fire method. Ferrocerium and magnesium fire starters. Find and process plant based tinders. homemade tinders. Make natural char for spark ignition. Fire building technique
- knife skills and safety
- Introduction to local Edible, Useful, and Medicinal Plants
- Foraging for food
- 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 knife
- folding saw or a Swiss army multi-tool knife with the saw feature is optional but very useful
- Water bottle
- Headlamp and gloves
- Warm clothing layers and hat for time of year
- Raincoat or poncho
- Day Pack
- Waterproof shelter (Tarp/poncho or army bivy or tent) We always like to sleep out under the stars but be prepared as rain is a possibility. We have spare tarps let us know if you need one
- 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
- Any other survival/camping gear you desire