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Survival Training School of California - 4 Reviews - 765 Mesa View Dr. Space 5, Arroyo Grande, CA - Survival Training Schools Reviews - Phone (805) 503-8861

Survival Training School of California

765 Mesa View Dr. Space 5
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 503-8861
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I really enjoyed the 7-day skills course. I was happy not to face a "drill sergeant" scenario, neither a "spiritual guide" event. This course was at a great pace, with no physical...


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Great fun 5/13/2013

I really enjoyed the 7-day skills course. I was happy not to face a "drill sergeant" scenario, neither a "spiritual guide" event. This course was at a great pace, with no physical strain, yet some fun hikes. Thomas Coyne and Alex know their stuff, and I learnt a lot, how all we need is around us - plus I can now make fire with sticks. more

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My Survival School Review 3/15/2013

I was looking for the real deal and these guys are definitely it. I took the "weekend critical skills course" and now I'm hooked. I thought it would be a little more classroom based and not so physical, but it was outdoors (aside from the morning briefing inside their class tent) and hands on the entire time. The Village is awesome with wayyyy to much to see and play with. Staying in the brush shelter was little weird for me at first but I thought I would go for it over the tent option. Great way to spend a weekend, education and adventure all in one. more

Great Instructors 1/31/2013

This was a great learning experience, fun, and confidence building for my son. Would recommend to other parents. The instructors are top notch. more

I can make a fire with sticks 10/4/2012

I've been interested in survival skills for a few years now, and this summer I decided to look into some actual training schools. Most looked a little pricey (among other things) and I wasn't really happy with anything I came across until I found The Survival Training School of California. I did A LOT of research before choosing this school and I kept coming back to them. I'm glad I did. There's a ton of hype around these guys and their founder right now, but if you're lucky enough to make it out here to Cali to train with them you'll see why that is. I wanted the "real deal" so I started with the weekend field course (pocketknife only-no food/water). It really opened my eyes to what an actual survival situation may be like. As advertised; there were no gimmicks on this course, there was no need for them. There was only pain, work, and training- that's it. It taught me that I had a lot to learn... so I came back for their 7 Day Multi-Climate with my girlfriend (this course was a little more "user friendly" and offered showers and regular meals). This course is expensive but still well under-priced for what you receive. We we're flooded with information and constantly training hands on. It would take a small novel to tell you everything I learned on this course. How to find water in the desert, how use a map and compass, how to use wild plants for grub and medicine, how to turn a shiny rock into a knife, there really is too much to put down. Above all though- I made a fire with sticks. That's right, I walked through a riverbed, picked some dead branches and tree bark, and turned it into a fire. More than once, and I can do it again if I have to. These guys take all the extra 1 on 1 time you need to get your skills down and they treat you as an individual. It's obvious they care about their clients well-being and learning experience, which is why I am now a student for life. Don't be afraid, go for it- these guys got your back. more
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