Are you ready?

It’s true that every person has the instincts for survival - but it’s also true that when things get tough, your instincts just aren’t enough. You’ll need skills, knowledge and above all – you’ll need experience – to back up your instincts.

Whether you are stuck in the wild or caught in a disaster, the only things that are guaranteed to be with you are your skills and experience.

Once you’ve gained the wilderness and disaster survival skills that we have to teach, this survival skill set will always be with you - wherever you go.

Don't you want to own the skills to truly and confidently survive - anywhere - anytime?
 

Go To The Source

With over 20 years of teaching experience and 7 published survial books, your head instructor Tim MacWelch has a lot to say about survival. But don't let the name Advanced Survival Training scare you. No one needs to be an expert to join our hands-on classes held monthly in Virginia, USA. Even as a rank beginner, you’ll feel more confident in the outdoors after just one class. We’ll even make your survival class into a fun and challenging adventure!

For us - survival is not a fad or a scheme. School founder Tim MacWelch has been the most trusted source for survival training in the Mid-Atlantic since he opened his business in 1997. When Outdoor Life Magazine wanted to publish a series of survival manuals, they came to MacWelch (and he delivered multiple New York Times Best Selling titles).

And if you’re even considering these kinds of skills, you’ve found the perfect place to get them.

Hit The Park

We've been honored to run a series of outdoor skills classes and free hikes this year at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane, Virginia. Here are the remaining 2019 programs.

August 17 thru August 18 - 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. ‘Backcountry Crash Course' $187
September 28 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ‘Fall Mountain Herbs' $127

See our course descriptions for the Mountain Herbs classes and the Backcountry Crash Courses. Email us or contact the park for details on the free hikes. 

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School founder and instructor Tim MacWelch is on Twitter - follow him @timmacwelch

 

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