"I've been to three other wilderness courses taught by other instructors across California,  and this is by far the most in depth, realistic, and highly educating survival experience of all of them."        -Public Yelp Review



Located in beautiful forested mountain areas of National Forest (So Cal) and Redwood Forest (Nor Cal). Escape the city, escape the heat, enjoy the wild.

 Forming A lIFE sAVING StandARD:Course Overview

Wilderness survival training is currently unregulated. Anyone can claim to be an expert, without formal training of any kind, in any subject matter. That's why we are working with the same national certifying body that regulates search and rescue training to establish a nationally recognized basic survival skills certification course.

This is a combination of our weekend critical skills intensive, and wilderness first aid certification course. It is a true training intensive with 10 hour training days covering a range of material. This course includes our wilderness survival skills certification, and a nationally recognized wilderness first aid certification.

TO Become a member click here

Days 1-2:

*Learn to recognize and treat exposure (hypo/hyperthermia)         *Form a bow and drill friction fire kit (fire with sticks), and other   emergency fire making techniques
*Construct a weatherproof survival shelter
*Learn to make an effective small game trap
*Learn to locate and purify water in the field
*Construct a weatherproof survival shelter
*Learn emergency signaling techniques (air & ground) for rescue
*Understand common wilderness emergencies & their causes
*Produce cordage (string/rope) from wild plants                   *Learn to cook a meal without pots, pans, or utensils           *Learn how to react to dangerous snakes & animals

Days 2-3

Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

Wilderness first aid is different from standard first aid in that; it can require extended care (24hrs+), it can require you to improvise and form gear from your camping equipment and.or surroundings, and you must take exposure measures (care for the patient's needs in terms of warmth and cooling), training is hands on, and students learn to improvise their own medical gear from their surroundings, and students perform a much higher level of medical intervention- (i.e. students will learn to set certain dislocated joints, close wounds, and more)

Our two day/16+ hour course is a nationally accepted certification course fro the American Safety & Health Institute- the world's largest private EMS training provider. 

Learn techniques such as;

*Closing and packing wounds
*Splinting injured limbs
*Checking for spinal injuries
*Identifying and treating environmental exposure
*Medical Emergencies
*Insect bites
*Treating burns
*Much More!

Purchase As A Gift Certificate Here

Realistic wound simulators are used on courses.

Realistic wound simulators are used on courses.


Book now and pay later with PayPal Credit's easy terms. 6+ months to repay, and zero interest on your purchase if paid in full within 6 months! Select PayPal at checkout, then select PayPal Credit. It's quick, simple, and convenient to use.




 $350 per person

2018 Schedules & Locations

Southern California: 

Camp La Verne

41954 Jenks Lake Rd W, Angelus Oaks, Ca 92305

(Just outside Big Bear Lake & Ski Resort)

There is fishing available next to to camp (walking distance) at a stocked lake, students with valid licenses may bring their poles and fish after the training.

2019 Schedule (So Cal)

April 6-8

May 4-6

June 1-3

September 7-9

October 5-7

November 2-4

Upon registering you will receive a receipt which contains a link to download all of your course information and materials.

San Francisco Bay Area Location & Schedule

Our La Honda California Forest Camp

La Honda, CA 94020

(Driving directions given upon booking)

Dates TBA 1pm day 1-1pm day 3

What To Bring

*A knife. We recommend either; a locking Victorinox swiss knife w/saw and non serrated blade, OR a Leatherman mutitool w/saw, OR a Mora knife for beginners. Base models can be obtained for $20-$35. Non recommended brands are acceptable, however we do not guarantee their performance 

*Tents are allowed though students have the option to sleep in actual survival shelters they make themselves from the environment

*A sleeping bag appropriate for the time of year

*A water bottle

*Work gloves

*A Day Pack (school style back pack)

*A headlamp or flashlight

*Foodstuffs- We recommend Mountain House backpacker meals for main courses as they only require hot water to prepare and have a very large menu to select from. Small backpacker stoves like the "Pocket Rocket" or "Jetboil" (can be purchased at REI), or even a Coleman stove(can be purchased at Walmart), will prepare these and your morning coffee very well. MRE's are another easy option. Granola, protein bars, jerky, fruit, etc, are all great options for snacks or lunches. You will have access to your vehicle in the evening so a cooler is ok. There is also a campfire to cook on so feel free to bring cast iron cookware.

*Feel free to bring any favorite survival gear you wish to train with!

(Check Out our Gear page for a list of recommended outdoor and survival gear in all categories)CANC