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Wilderness Skills & Survival Clinic

Watch Adventure Out Survival Skills Video*5 Hour Clinic
*Basic Survival Skills: Shelter, Water, Fire, Food
*Expert Instructors – minimum 10 years of experience
*Fully Insured and Permitted School – Don’t Settle For Less!

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live off the original California landscape? Before modern tech, cities, and all the people?! Come learn the ancient skill of survival – shelter, water, fire, food. No matter what your background, from the novice camper to the seasoned backpacker, there is something for you in this class. This hands-on introduction to survival is our most popular course and we’ve been operating it here in the Bay Area for over 20 years! Click the Details tab above to read more!

*1-Day Class: $139
*w/ Express Pass: $129

Set among the beautiful redwoods of Santa Cruz and Marin, the 1-Day Wilderness Skills clinic is a great way to escape the hustle-and-bustle of the week and get back to nature! Our trained instructors – expert survivalists and naturalists – are excited to share these sacred skills with you. Learning these timeless traditions, such as shelter building and fire-by-friction helps to build self-esteem and awareness from knowing YOU CAN SURVIVE!

This class is 100% hands-on and appropriate for all ages, but the pace is geared towards teens and adults (children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Everything you learn, you will do! Be prepared for your next wilderness adventure by practicing these timeless skills. You WILL build a shelter, you WILL make fire, you WILL learn about edible plants, see and learn about native style traps, and experience several other indigenous skills.

This class is about getting back to the earth, learning how our ancestors lived in harmony with our planet, and experiencing nature to its fullest. There is something here for everybody – come with an open mind and be ready to learn!

Dates Offered: Clinics offered year-round, 3-5 times per month. For a complete list of dates click one of the below registration links.

Maximum Class Size: Public class dates have a 16 person max (compare to other survival schools – class sizes between 50-100 people!). Private bookings can accommodate group as small as 2 or as large as 200!

Age Requirements: This course is appropriate for all ages, however it is fast-paced and geared towards teens/adults. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult that is also registered in the class.

Directions? Details? How do I sign up?
Clinics are held in two locations: the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains (south Bay Area) and Marin (north Bay Area). Click one of the links below and you will be taken to our online reservation system where you can view schedules. Exact directions, maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration.

Santa Cruz Mtns: Frequently Asked Questions
Marin: Frequently Asked Questions

surival-trap-cliffYour clinic includes:
Five hours of instruction. All materials and tools are included.

Your packing list:
We provide all the equipment for your survival adventure! Just come prepared with clothing to spend a day in the outdoors, closed-toed shoes, lunch/snacks, water, and a notebook to takes notes. Make sure to dress for the weather – warm layers and rain protection in the winter, light/breathable clothing with sun protection in the summer.  Be comfortable and you will have a great time!

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