wilderness survival skills (2 Days)
Cost: $275 per person. 12 person max.
Dates: June 30-1 (FULL), October 20-21 (FULL)
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 is considered an entry level course that focuses on teaching you the most fundamental skills to survive in the wilderness by taking care of shelter, fire, water, food and signaling until you find help or rescue arrives.
This workshop style course focuses on the skills and not covering ground-hiking is minimal, we will be spending the 2 days at our forest camp located at 5,000 ft 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. 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 outdoors.
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
Food - foraging, improvised hunting tools and trapping
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
Ferro rod for fire making if you have one. If not no worries we provide them.
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
Any other survival/camping gear you desire