United States

Flintlock III

Join Flint & Steel’s network of world-class instructors to learn a variety of emergency survival and primitive skills over a packed weekend.

Flintlock is the survival event you can’t miss! Join Flint & Steel’s network of world-class instructors to learn a variety of emergency survival and primitive skills. Bringing together experience gained from decades of teaching in a variety of different environments and backgrounds, this is an opportunity to learn from a the diverse group of survival schools and instructors who make up Flint & Steel. This year’s event will have 3 tracks – a general track, primitive skills and emergency skills.

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DAY 1 – Friday, April 24

  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration and Camp Set Up
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Welcome and Introductions
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Fire Competition & First Ceremonial Fire
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Campfire Reception with Music

DAY 2 – Saturday, April 25

  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM Competition
  • 9:30 AM Headline Speaker
  • 11:00 AM Knife Skills & Safety / Primitive Shelters (Debris Huts) /Make a Parachute Shelter (kids track)
  • 12:00 PM. Break for Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Competition
  • 1:35 PM Modern Shelters / Primitive Fire (Hand Drill) / Safety & essential skills (kids track)
  • 2:45 PM Water Procurement / Build an Atlatl / Make a Slingshot and Learn to Use It (kids track)
  • 3:55 PM Trapping / Atlatl cont. / slingshot cont.
  • 6:30 PM Campfire & Break for Dinner

DAY 3 – Sunday, April 26

  • 8:45 AM Competition
  • 9:30 AM Headline Speaker
  • 11:00 AM. Wild Edible & Medicinal Herbs / Primitive Basketry / Fire (kids track)
  • 12:00 PM Break for Lunch & Raffle for Door Prizes
  • 1:15 PM – Wilderness First Aid / Primitive Navigation / Plant & Animal Tracking Walk (kids track
  • 2:30 PM Signaling /Primitive Containers & Pottery / Tracking Cont. (Kids)
  • 3:40 PM. Land Navigation / Flintknapping / Wilderness Games & Fun (kids)
  • 4:40 PM – 6:00 PM Event Close & Departure

EVENT ADD-ONS

Friday, 4/24 – 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM – MAKE A BOW & LEARN TO USE IT – Dave Mead & American Survival Co. – $249 includes bow kit

  • Make a high-performance composite bow and arrow with your hands and learn primitive archery all in one day. We have partnered with Dave Mead Longbows to provide hand-crafted kits for a unique, primitive bow with impressive quality at an affordable price. Upon completion of our class you will leave with a great shooting bow, handmade arrow and the skills required to use them effectively.

Monday, 4/27 – Sunday, 5/3 – Wilderness First Responder with Offgrid Medic – $600 with Flintlock Ticket or $700 stand-alone

  • The Offgrid Medic Wilderness First Responder (WFR) program, is the “Gold Standard” in wilderness medical care training. The scope of practice for a WFR is to prevent and identify medical problems, initiate reasonable and appropriate field management and identify red flag signs and symptoms indicating the need for evacuation for potentially life-threatening problems.

INSTRUCTORS

  • Joshua Enyart – Gray Bearded Green Beret
  • Joel Graves – American Survival Co
  • Matt Tate – American Survival Co
  • Mark DeJong – Paramedic & Offgrid Medic
  • David Mead – Mead Longbows
  • Phillip Liebel – Primitive Wilderness Survival
  • Rick Spicer – Pack Rat Outdoor Center
  • Jonathan Morris – Sarcraft
  • Alex Bryant – Sarcraft
  • Kau’ilani Morehead – Origins Wilderness School

Family Wilderness Weekend – AR

Enjoy some family bonding and discover the four basic necessities of survival: shelter, water, fire, and food (plus bonus tips)

You’ve found yourself stranded in the wilderness, it happens to more than 2,000 people every year. Do you have the skills to survive? Family Wilderness Weekend takes you and your family through the four basic necessities: shelter, water, fire, and food (plus a few bonus tips). Your family will learn to build a primitive shelter, practicing insulation and waterproofing techniques; explore multiple fire methods, covering how to make fire at night and in different shelter types. They will also learn water procurement and filtration, as well as becoming familiar with local plant life that can be beneficial for nutrition or medicine.

Bonus Content: We will discuss survival packs and gear ideas, looking at everyday carry bags and covering minimum survival gear that should always be carried. We will end in self-rescue techniques.

Takeaway: Upon completion your family will have the knowledge to provide for their most essential survival needs, think strategically about steps necessary to staying alive and take action to save their lives, should they ever become stranded in the wilderness.

Recommended Equipment/Materials:

  • Overnight camping gear to include shelter and sleeping bag.
  • Folding Saw
  • Paracord
  • Food (Plenty of time will be given to prepare meals on-site)
  • Flashlight
  • Canteen
  • Outdoor clothing and wet weather gear
  • Insect Repellant

FAQs

Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for the duration of the event. We do have access to a kitchen and refrigerator for food storage.

Will I have cell phone service? Yes, cell phone service is actually very strong at our camp.

What is the bathroom situation? Bathroom facilities are available onsite.

Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited

Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations may be made in writing to americansurvivalschool@gmail.com. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:

30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.

Plant Walk and Knife Skills and Safety – AR

Navigating the wilderness and foraging plant life for medicine and food are critical elements of survival.

PLANT WALK (9-11 AM // $20/person)

Take a walk on the wild side with American Survival Co. Trek through the woods and around our War Eagle, AR base camp with our expert survival instructor, identifying edible and medicinal plants that are readily available in your area. Learn the benefits and modern uses for these plants, as well as how indigenous cultures used common weeds as essential medicine and cooking ingredients. You will leave with valuable knowledge of everyday plants that can be brought into your kitchens and medicine cabinets.

11:30am – 12:30pm: Lunch Break

KNIFE SAFETY SKILLS (1-5 PM) ($50)

Most of us didn’t grow up with a knife in hand, whittling tools and creature comforts from the landscape out of necessity. Knife skills are disappearing and becoming an under-appreciated skill. This class is fantastic for all experience and skill levels.

We will cover a range of skills from:

  • knife and ax safety
  • batoning
  • useful saw techniques and safety
  • biomechanics of knife use (how to use your knife more efficiently when calories count)

Knife skills seem simple…take the sharp edge, remove wood, try not to cut yourself. Like most bushcraft and survival skills, the devil is in the details. This workshop will provide you the training to effectively and safely use sharp cutting tools in the field.

The instructors have a knack for gauging your experience level and giving you appropriately challenging tasks to progress your skills. This is done from varying projects from tent stakes to wooden spoons and netting needles. No prior experience needed, but if it is there, you will be challenged.

Recommended Equipment/Materials:

  • Food for meals & snacks
  • Water (there is a well on site, but well water is an acquired taste)
  • Bug spray, sunscreen
  • Fixed blade full tang knife and any knives you would like to use during the knife course

FAQs

Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for at least one day. We do have access to a kitchen and refrigerator for food storage.

Will I have cell phone service? Yes, cell phone service is actually very strong at our camp.

What is the bathroom situation? Bathroom facilities are available onsite.

Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited

Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations may be made in writing to americansurvivalschool@gmail.com. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:

30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.

Intro to Survival – AR

A one-day introduction class on the fundamentals of survival.

This one-day introduction to survival fundamentals is perfect for anyone just starting to learn survival techniques or an experienced adventurer who may want a quick refresher. As we examine the key components of survival: shelter, fire, water, and food, students will also learn about survival psychology and signaling. This course is a great starting point, and the information can be life-saving in an emergency situation.

Survival psychology and mindset are the single most important factor in determining someone’s likelihood of survival. Mindset trumps skills and training trumps gear any day of the week. Our combat-tested veterans have gone through the most rigorous military training available, accomplished dangerous missions in austere environments, and have survived many life or death situations. They bring a very unique perspective to survival psychology mindset and understanding of survival priorities.

Join us for one-day of critical instruction. We promise you will have fun too, but you will leave feeling more prepared for the unexpected.

Take away: Students will feel more comfortable adventuring into the great outdoors and handling an emergency situation should one arise. Following completion, students will have a better idea of their next steps for deeper survival training.

What you should bring:

  • Food for the duration of the event
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Bushcraft knife
  • Waterproof boots (rain boots or muck boots) if you have some
  • Any survival gear you would like to test our or learn how to use (i.e. water filter, tourniquette, compass, etc)
  • A good attitude

FAQs

Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for at least one day. We do have access to a kitchen and refrigerator for food storage.

Will I have cell phone service? Yes, cell phone service is actually very strong at our camp.

What is the bathroom situation? Bathroom facilities are available onsite.

Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited

Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations may be made in writing to americansurvivalschool@gmail.com. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:

30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.

Core Wilderness Survival – AR

Discover the four basic necessities of survival: shelter, water, fire and food (plus bonus tips)

You’ve found yourself stranded in the wilderness, it happens to more than 2,000 people every year. Do you have the skills to survive? Core Wilderness Survival takes you through the four basic necessities: shelter, water, fire, and food (plus a few bonus tips). Students will learn to build a primitive shelter, practicing insulation and waterproofing techniques; explore multiple fire methods, covering how to make fire at night and in different shelter types. They will also learn water procurement and filtration, as well as becoming familiar with local plant life that can be beneficial for nutrition or medicine.

Bonus Content: We will discuss survival packs and gear ideas, looking at everyday carry bags and covering minimum survival gear that should always be carried. We will end in self-rescue techniques.

Takeaway: Upon completion students will have the knowledge to provide for your most essential survival needs, think strategically about steps necessary to staying alive and take action to save their lives and those of their party, should they ever become stranded in the wilderness.

Recommended Equipment/Materials:

  • Overnight camping gear to include shelter and sleeping bag.
  • Folding Saw
  • Paracord
  • Food (Plenty of time will be given to prepare meals on-site)
  • Flashlight
  • Canteen
  • Outdoor clothing and wet weather gear
  • Insect Repellant

FAQs

Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for the duration of the event. We do have access to a kitchen and refrigerator for food storage.

Will I have cell phone service? Yes, cell phone service is actually very strong at our camp.

What is the bathroom situation? Bathroom facilities are available onsite.

Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited

Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations may be made in writing to americansurvivalschool@gmail.com. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:

30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.

Wilderness First Responder with Offgrid Medic – AR

The scope of practice for a WFR is to prevent and identify medical problems, initiate reasonable and appropriate field managemen.

INSTRUCTOR: MARK DEJONG, NRP, AWEMT – The Offgrid Medic

The Offgrid Medic Wilderness First Responder (WFR) program, is the “Gold Standard” in wilderness medical care training. The scope of practice for a WFR is to prevent and identify medical problems, initiate reasonable and appropriate field management and identify red flag signs and symptoms indicating the need for evacuation for potentially life-threatening problems.

This course is primarily intended for non-medical professionals who are traveling in the backcountry and serving as wilderness guides, outdoor instructors, outdoor educators, Search and Rescue (SAR) team members, ski patrol, medical personnel for adventure races/events, missionaries, expedition medical team members, etc.

If you are serious about expanding your depth of medical knowledge and honing your skills to deal with medical issues in backcountry environments, this challenging seven-day, 80-hour immersive program is highly recommended.

There are no prerequisites for this program. Ultra-realistic day and night scenarios, complete with crisis actors, are an integral part of our learning environment.

Curriculum Includes:

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED and Choking Treatments
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Patient Assessment Skills
  • Vital Signs
  • Bleeding Control and Shock Management
  • Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Alternative Wound Closure Techniques
  • Tourniquet and Hemostatic Agent Usage
  • Bone Injuries and Splinting
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Improvised Traction Splints
  • Dislocation Reduction Techniques
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Chest and Abdominal Injuries
  • Burns and Thermal Injuries
  • Indications and Use of Medical Oxygen
  • Basic Airway Adjunct Indication and Use
  • Lost Person Mentality and Behavior
  • Medical Emergencies in the Backcountry
  • Environmental Hazards and Concerns
  • Bites, Stings and Envenomations
  • Introduction to Rotary Aircraft Ground Operations
  • Emergency Carries and Improvised Litters
  • Medical Kit Mentality
  • Medical Leadership
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Medical Considerations in Remote Expedition Planning
  • Incident Command for Wilderness Medical Operations

FAQs

Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for at least one day. At our Florida location you will have access to a primitive outdoor kitchen. There are also restaurants within a 15 minute drive

Will I have cell phone service? Cell phone service is spotty, but you will have access to electricity to charge phones.

What is the bathroom situation? Port-a-potties are available on-site

Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited

Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations may be made in writing to americansurvivalschool@gmail.com. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:

30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.

MUST MEET MINIMUM OF REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS FOR CLASS TO PROCEED. 4 PARTICIPANTS

Know Your Knots and Fire Starters: Intro to Bow Drill – AR

Learn about knots and fire starters, two essential elements to wilderness survival.

Choose just 1 class or bundle them together and save $10

KNOTS – 9 AM – 12 PM ($40)

String, cordage, rope, line — whatever you call it, it’s nature’s original duct tape. In this 3 hour course, you will learn useful knots and their application. These knots are extremely valuable and can be used for creating primitive tools for setting up a storm-proof shelter. There is no shortage of information and tutorials about knots online, but which ones do you need to have in your arsenal, which are the most valuable?

Join us as we examine the most useful knots for wilderness survival (and sometimes life in general). We often get asked what skills would be the most helpful to learn before attempting some of your longer survival skills. The answer is simple: Knots & Knife skills.

Learn from someone who has literally had his life on the line fast roping, rappelling, diving and prosecuting improvised explosive devises, you will be hard pressed to find anyone who has put as much thought into his knots and why he uses them.

Lunch Break: 12pm-1pm

FIRE STARTER – INTRO TO BOW DRILL – 1pm – 5pm ($40)

In this class, you will learn the bow drill and how to create fire from natural materials. You will also learn various types of fire setups. Each participant will harvest their own bow drill kit from the land to take home.

Fire is a critical component of survival and can mean the difference between life and death. It’s essential that you are able to make a fire quickly in any weather condition using tools or natural resources from your surroundings. Besides the benefits of warmth and light, fire also assists in water purification, signaling, warding off predators, cooking, and wound disinfection.

Recommended Equipment/Materials:

  • Food for meals & snacks
  • Water (there is a well on site, but well water is an acquired taste)
  • Bug spray, sunscreen
  • Paracord is recommended for the knot course
  • Fixed blade full tang knife
  • Waterproof shoes / boots

FAQs

Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for at least one day. We do have access to a kitchen and refrigerator for food storage.

Will I have cell phone service? Yes, cell phone service is actually very strong at our camp.

What is the bathroom situation? Bathroom facilities are available onsite.

Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited

Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations may be made in writing to americansurvivalschool@gmail.com. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:

30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.

Plant Walk and Knife Skills and Safety – AR

Navigating the wilderness and foraging plant life for medicine and food are critical elements of survival.

PLANT WALK (9-11 AM // $20/person)

Take a walk on the wild side with American Survival Co. Trek through the woods and around our War Eagle, AR base camp with our expert survival instructor, identifying edible and medicinal plants that are readily available in your area. Learn the benefits and modern uses for these plants, as well as how indigenous cultures used common weeds as essential medicine and cooking ingredients. You will leave with valuable knowledge of everyday plants that can be brought into your kitchens and medicine cabinets.

11:30am – 12:30pm: Lunch Break

KNIFE SAFETY SKILLS (1-5 PM) ($50)

Most of us didn’t grow up with a knife in hand, whittling tools and creature comforts from the landscape out of necessity. Knife skills are disappearing and becoming an under-appreciated skill. This class is fantastic for all experience and skill levels.

We will cover a range of skills from:

  • knife and ax safety
  • batoning
  • useful saw techniques and safety
  • biomechanics of knife use (how to use your knife more efficiently when calories count)

Knife skills seem simple…take the sharp edge, remove wood, try not to cut yourself. Like most bushcraft and survival skills, the devil is in the details. This workshop will provide you the training to effectively and safely use sharp cutting tools in the field.

The instructors have a knack for gauging your experience level and giving you appropriately challenging tasks to progress your skills. This is done from varying projects from tent stakes to wooden spoons and netting needles. No prior experience needed, but if it is there, you will be challenged.

Recommended Equipment/Materials:

  • Food for meals & snacks
  • Water (there is a well on site, but well water is an acquired taste)
  • Bug spray, sunscreen
  • Fixed blade full tang knife and any knives you would like to use during the knife course

FAQs

Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for at least one day. We do have access to a kitchen and refrigerator for food storage.

Will I have cell phone service? Yes, cell phone service is actually very strong at our camp.

What is the bathroom situation? Bathroom facilities are available onsite.

Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited

Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations may be made in writing to americansurvivalschool@gmail.com. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:

30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.

Costa Rica: Jungle and Coastal Survival

In this 11-day survival adventure you will be immersed in the beauty of Costa Rica’s raw wilderness, learning both jungle and coastal survi

Adventure into beautiful Costa Rica, home to 5% of the Earth’s biodiversity, with rainforests and pristine shorelines to explore. In this 11-day survival adventure you will be immersed in the beauty of Costa Rica’s raw wilderness, learning both jungle and coastal survival.

DAY 1

Arrive in San Jose. Transfer to hotel provided. Enjoy the evening in San Jose (but not too much, we start training tomorrow.)

DAY 2

Travel to Sierpe (4 hours by van) and then travel by sea Drake Bay (1 hr). Arrive at base camp in in drake bay where you will spend the nightat Bijagua Lodge, meet your adventure instructors and receive a mandatory briefing.

Training topics on Day 2:

  • Machete Sharpening
  • Night River Scouting & Nocturnal Wildlife Observation

DAY 3

As we head deeper into the jungle, on day 3 we will cover arrange of topics

  • Bamboo Fire Saw
  • Bamboo Camp Ware
  • Tilon Rat Trap
  • Bamoo Spear
  • Night River Scouting & Nocturnal Wildlife Observation

DAYS 4 & 5

  • Embark on two full days of jungle survival, covering the following topics
  • Water Procurement: Water Vines and Water from Royal Palm Fruit
  • Shelter Making – Swamp Bed
  • Proper Machete Handling – Learn to proper handle and care for the most important tool in jungle survival
  • Cordage in the Jungle
  • Building a Larine in the Jungle
  • Wild Edibles and Scouting

DAY 6

Escape the jungle and head back to base camp to prepare yourself for insertion to the coast. We will head o the Jaguar Jungle Hostel by boast and establish base camp for the night at the beach.

DAYS 7 & 8

  • Dive in to coastal survival training for the next two days, learning the following topics
  • Survival Fishing (Trout Lines)
  • Wild Edibles and The Field
  • Water Procurement
  • Trapping
  • Coastal Edibles
  • Spear Fishing (weather permitting)
  • Night Scouting

DAY 9

Depart by Sea early for San Jose where you will spend the evening.

Day 10

Depart early for La Fortuna to enjoy more thrills of Costa Rica like hot water springs, shopping, lunch near Areal Volcano and more. Return to San Jose.

DAY 11

Depart for Airport.

PRICE: $1950/person

INCLUDES:

  • All Lodging (double occupancy)
  • All Transfers
  • Onsite Quick Response Force in case of Emergency
  • Survival Instructors
  • Additional Survival Gear for Use
  • Breakfast in San Jose
  • All 3 meals at base camp Bijagua Lodge and Jaguars Jungle Hostel

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Airfare to Costa Rica
  • Meals and drinks in San Jose
  • Airport departure tax of $29 (subject to change)
  • Additional drinks at lodge
  • Tips to staff
  • Additional tours and excursions
  • Lunch and drinks in La Fortuna

DO NOT BRING: Firearms or camoflauge clothing (Solid color clothing like olive green, dark gray, and tan are fine. No shirts and pants of the same color)

Recommended Equipment/Materials:

  • Passport and medications (14 day supply)
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Boots should be above hte ankle and well-broken in
  • Fixed blade hunting or survival knife (pack in checked luggage, not in carry on)
  • Canteen – 1 or 2 quart
  • 3 pairs of socks for the bush (not cotton)
  • 2 light weight, long sleeve, quick drying shirts for the bush
  • 2 light weight, long, wuick drying slacks (convertible are grea)
  • 3 MREs with heaters
  • Machete (pack in checked luggage)
  • Sleeping system (jungle hammock with tarp)
  • Water pruification system (filter or tablets)
  • Full finger gloves
  • Heavy duty poncho
  • Minimal toiletries for the bush (avoid scented producs like deodorant, aftershave, lotion soaps). We suggest only a toothbrush, toothpaste or tooth powder, small unscented bar of soap, disposable razor, small bottoe of rubbing alcohol or alcohol pads, aspirin packets, imodium tablets, lip balm, talcum powder, wash clth, salt packets and a small mirror all in a water proof bag.
  • Medium alice backpack or even a lumbar pack is enough
  • Flashlight with new batteries, bring extra batteries
  • Assorted sizes of zip lock bags o keep things dry
  • Mosquito head net
  • 50 ft of paracord
  • Mosquito repellant of 30% deet or higher
  • Notebook and pen for notes, small enough to fit in pocket
  • 2 small hand towels
  • Camera (waterproof casing recommended)
  • Salt Tablets
  • Potassium tablets
  • Fire starting kit
  • Signal mirror
  • Survival fishing kit

Cancellation/Refund Policy Cancellations may be made in writing to americansurvivalschool@gmail.com.

Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:

  • 30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
  • 29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
  • 14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
  • 5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
  • If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund orstore credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.

Intro to Survival – AR

A one-day introduction class on the fundamentals of survival.

This one-day introduction to survival fundamentals is perfect for anyone just starting to learn survival techniques or an experienced adventurer who may want a quick refresher. As we examine the key components of survival: shelter, fire, water, and food, students will also learn about survival psychology and signaling. This course is a great starting point, and the information can be life-saving in an emergency situation.

Survival psychology and mindset are the single most important factor in determining someone’s likelihood of survival. Mindset trumps skills and training trumps gear any day of the week. Our combat-tested veterans have gone through the most rigorous military training available, accomplished dangerous missions in austere environments, and have survived many life or death situations. They bring a very unique perspective to survival psychology mindset and understanding of survival priorities.

Join us for one-day of critical instruction. We promise you will have fun too, but you will leave feeling more prepared for the unexpected.

Take away: Students will feel more comfortable adventuring into the great outdoors and handling an emergency situation should one arise. Following completion, students will have a better idea of their next steps for deeper survival training.

What You Should Bring:

  • Food for the duration of the event
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Bushcraft knife
  • Waterproof boots (rain boots or muck boots) if you have some
  • Any survival gear you would like to test our or learn how to use (i.e. water filter, tourniquette, compass, etc)
  • A good attitude

FAQs

Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for at least one day. We do have access to a kitchen and refrigerator for food storage.

Will I have cell phone service? Yes, cell phone service is actually very strong at our camp.

What is the bathroom situation? Bathroom facilities are available onsite.

Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited

Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations may be made in writing to americansurvivalschool@gmail.com. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:

30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)

If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.

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