"Your abilities were instrumental in ensuring the delivery of technical and tactical information and its understanding to the Marines of the MWTC... "

-Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, 2013



Course Overview:

On this hybrid survival/tactical course students will train in field survival tactics, map and compass navigation, and defensive combat pistol. This is a field exercise. That means expect to suffer. Expect your muscles to burn, your brain to ache, and to be hungry, tired, and thirsty. Expect to leave this exercise stronger than ever with an amazing new skillset.

Skill Sets Instructed

The pistol course does not require experience. We are splitting the group into beginners and advanced, so that everyone is challenged.

The survival training includes; emergency signaling, shelter construction, treating exposure in the field, locating and purifying water, performing a head to toe trauma assessment, and more.

The land navigation portion will instruct you to the use topographic maps and the UTM grid system. You will nav the entire rucks and we intend to cover ground.

Students may bring their own pistol and ammo or rent them on site for a great price. You do not need to bring a firearm to participate. Dont forget ear protection.

This course is being run in conjunction with the new IDF veteran owners of the @californiatacticalacademy, who are supplying the location and firearms instructors.

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Rates, Dates, & Gear





To Participate:

*18 and up only


2019 Location & Date

October 5-6

8am day 1-2pm day 2.

California Tactical Academy

6700 Holser Canyon Rd, Piru, CA 93040

2020 Dates TBA Soon


What To Bring

Students are only allowed the following required gear:

1 MRE or Backpacket meal for foodstuffs only

1 compass (suunto global recommended)

1 woobie or emergency blanket (no sleeping bags or mats)- sleep will be minimal

A pocketknife

A water bottle

A small backpack.

You may bring your own semi automatic pistol and hip holster or rent one on site.

At least 200 rounds of ammunition. You can buy ammo onsite.

$140 For full pistol rental package on site. Includes; 250 rounds of ammunition, firearm, holster and belt.

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