Wilderness First Aid Essentials (Level 1)

Wilderness First Aid Essentials

Wilderness First-aid Essentials (LV1)

What’s the difference between a wilderness survival situation and a medical emergency? In the back-country, it’s likely timing. Like best friends, it’s hard to keep these two apart and the start of one is often soon followed by the other.
Those who truly want to be prepared to survive a back-country emergency will complete wilderness-specific first-aid training as well as wilderness survival training before their next outdoor adventure.
California Survival School’s 8 hour wilderness first-aid essentials course is designed to introduce key first aid skills and concepts for preventing and responding properly to medical emergencies in the outdoors.
Taught by seasoned wilderness medical professionals, this single-day class takes place at locations across California in the wild outdoors to ensure an authentic hands-on learning environment for absorbing these critical wilderness first-aid skills.

WFA Essentials Topics Covered:

  • Patient Assessment System
  • Body Systems
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Fracture Management
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Cold Injuries
  • Heat Illness
  • Shock
  • Wounds and Burns
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Extrication
  • Wilderness First Aid Kits


No previous first aid training is required. Students must be 15 years old to attend this course.

What To Bring:

We ask that you come dressed to spend a day outdoors and bring a lunch, water, as well as something to takes notes with if you wish. You may also want to bring a camera. We’ll provide all the other things needed for your survival adventure! Classes take place outdoors regardless of weather conditions.

Date & Time:

All clinics run from 9 AM to 5 PM unless specifically noted otherwise. Available class dates are noted below for each location.


The date and locations for each class are listed in registration section below. Directions for every event location can be obtained by clicking the big green “Directions” button located in the bottom right of every page of our website. Our Main Site Locations are:

Orange County & Los Angeles:                                  San Francisco Bay Area:

Firestone Scout Reservation: Map                               Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards: Map

Questions? Email us at any time: info@casurvival.com

WFA Essentials (LV1) Dates & Locations:

Review Available Dates: Click on a “Register Now” button below to proceed with a real-time booking within our secure payment process. If you’re interested in booking an event with a red SOLD OUT button, click on the button to find out more.

San Francisco Bay Area

Orange County & Los Angeles