Wilderness Survival – Core Survival Skills Adventure Training


 “Primitive technology is our inheritance. It is a shared thread that links us to our prehistory and binds us all together as human beings.” – Steve Watts, President of the Society of Primitive Technology

Hands-on Outdoor Safety & Survival Training

For: Road-trippers, Local Hikers, Backpackers, Outback Adventurers, & Outdoor Professionals
Could you survive a sudden wilderness survival emergency with only the clothes on your back?

Come out to the woods for a fast-paced survival training adventure! California Survival School’s legendary Core Survival Skills Training will introduce you to CORE concepts for tackling worst-case wilderness survival situations using both primitive and modern survival know-how and techniques.

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Skills & topics covered in the Core Survival Skills Training include:

Improvised Survival Shelters:  Principles & proper techniques of effective emergency shelter construction using low-tech and “no-tech” outdoor shelter methods.

Primitive Water-finding & Safe Drinking Methodologies: Learn how to locate water in the wilderness as well as how to sterilize water without any modern tools or materials.

Caloric Management & Wild Edibles for Emergencies: Learn life-saving foraging and hunting techniques that will help you to feed yourself off the land in the wilderness.

Fire Safety & Practical Fire Management Skills: Get hands-on learning practical fire safety and fire management skills. Topics covered include primitive friction-fire mehtods as well modern fire management techniques for safety and survival.

Survival Keystones: The expert “whys  and hows” behind the essential skills you’re learning that are critical to understand for anyone looking to successfully navigate wilderness living experiences.

Additional Information

Class Sizes: The average class size for this course is between 15 and 20 people. Classes are limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

Age Requirements: This course is appropriate for all ages 5+, however it is a fast-paced learning experience geared towards teens and adults. All participants under the age of 18 must have a participation agreement signed by their parent or legal guardian and children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian throughout the course. Thank you for complying!

What to bring: We suggest that you come dressed to spend a day outdoors where weather can change ( close-toed shoes, long pants, light-weight long-sleeve shirt, a hat, and cold-weather/rain gear as needed). It is also a good idea to pack a lunch/snacks, plenty of drinking water, as well as something to takes notes with if you wish. You may also want to bring a camera for still photography as permitted by the instructor. We’ll provide all the other things needed for your survival adventure!

Date & Time: All clinics run from 10 AM to 3 PM unless specifically noted otherwise. Available class dates are noted below for each location.

Directions: The date and area locations for each class are listed in registration section below. Our Main Operating Areas are:

Orange County & Los Angeles:
Training events are held at various locations throughout the OC/LA Area.
Most events are held at Firestone Scout Reservation in Brea CA. Click here for directions.
Please refer to details provided for your specific event at registration.
San Francisco Bay Area:
Training events are held at various locations throughout the SF Bay Area in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Many are presently held near Boulder Creek, CA. Please refer to details provided for your specific event at registration.

San Diego County:
Training events are held at various locations throughout the San Diego Area.
Many trainings take place at Matiguay Scout Ranch. Click here for directions.
Please refer to details provided for your specific event at registration.

Sacramento/Lake Tahoe:
Training events are held at various locations throughout the Sacramento Area. Please refer to details provided for your specific event at registration.

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

Would you like to plan a private lesson or unique corporate event? Please visit our Private Groups & Corporate Adventures Page for additional details and assistance.

Looking for a global survival adventure? Check out Global Adventures Page for a list of upcoming survival trips across California and just about everywhere else on the planet.

Core Survival Skills Clinic 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. New class dates are added every few weeks!
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