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San Diego School of Survival provides expert training in the survival arts. Through our expert training, students can gain the upper hand on mother nature. Based out of San Diego, we have the benefit of quick and direct access to Southern California’s wide variety of environmental biomes. Ranging from the deserts of Anza Borrego, to the dry, Mediterranean shrubland of San Diego’s North County, we can equip you with the skills necessary to survive in nearly any climate.


What to wear

We generally spend a lot of time in hot, arid conditions, so loose fitted, light colored clothing is a must. Stay away from black or dark colored clothing unless the fabric is designed for hot weather. Boots or shoes that are trail appropriate, and have been broken in are recommended. If you’re a barefoot walker, you must bring an extra set of boots or shoes in case of injury.

Night time in the desert and high elevation areas get pretty cold, so expect to pack warmer clothing for evening times or night time instruction and sitting around the fire (provided you were able to build one)

In any survival situation, you will probably not be wearing what you would like. Murphy’s Law will almost always dictate you will not have enough to wear when it’s cold. Or your clothes will not be appropriate for hot weather. One thing to remember however, is that regardless of the situation, at least you’re not naked, and your clothes can and will come in handy.


How Do I Register For An Event?

We do courses by appointment only. We feel that you get the best training by having the instructor to yourself. This insures  privacy for you, and that you get the most training and attention for your money. So when do we teach? We go when you want to go. Just make an appointment by giving us a call at 760-815-7673 or Email us 


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What Do Your Events Typically Consist Of?

We teach both in the classroom and in the field in many places around San Diego County. Our events usually consist of lots of hiking, trekking, camping, camp fires, fun, camaraderie, and learning.