"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."  

-L.T. San Francisco, Ca, Public Yelp Review



 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.

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!

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 $350 per person
3 or more $310 per person

20 Student Maximum, This Course Fills Fast

2017 Schedule & Location

April Update: Camp De Benniville Pines, Angelus Oaks, Ca

High Adventure Camps located on the San Bernadino National Forest, approx 6500',  Big Bear, CA 92314 

February 25-27 (FULL)

March 18-20  (FULL)

April 8-10  (FULL)

May 6-8

June 3-5

July 1-3

August 5-7

September 2-4

October 7-9

November 4-6

What To Bring

*A water bottle. 

*A Swiss Army Knife (Victorinox Brand is the only brand recommended) or multi-tool/leatherman- with a saw feature (Leatherman brand is the only brand recommended). Non recommended brands are acceptable, however we do not guarantee their performance 

*A Day Pack (school style back pack)

*A sleeping bag appropriate for the time of year 

*Appropriate clothing and footwear for the time of year (rain gear required fall-spring)

*A headlamp or flashlight

*Foodstuffs (we provide dinner for night 1, backpacker meals like "mountain house brand" are recommended)

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

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

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