For us, survival is not a fad...

School founder and instructor Tim MacWelch has been professionally teaching a wide variety of survival skills to the public since 1997. He is also the author of multiple New York Times Best Selling books on survival. Since the time before there were survival TV shows and before there were preppers, MacWelch has been teaching the best of survival skills to all who were willing to learn.

Is this right for you?

Every person has the instincts for survival - but don't you also want to have the best skills and knowledge to back up your instincts? Don't let the name "Advanced Survival" scare you, you don't have to be an expert to join us. All classes are beginner friendly. Don't you want to know that you can truly and confidently survive anywhere - anytime?

Is it better to hope for good luck...
or to rely on good training?

Whether you are stuck in the wild or caught in a disaster, the only thing that you'll always have with you is good training. And once you gain a working knowledge of wilderness and urban survival skills, this survival "tool kit"is always with you wherever you go.

Want to know survival like the back of your hand?

Every person feels the absence of their birthright, which is to understand nature, to know the skills and the secrets of the great outdoors, and to enjoy the independent ways of our ancestors.

Television shows and movies can only whet our appetite for the real thing. For most of you, it has been difficult to find a place where you can learn the skills and feel the true independence that our forefathers naturally knew.

Do you want to regain your heritage of outdoor skills and self-sufficiency?

Daniel Boone and Davy Crocket had something that most people cannot get these days - they had hands-on training in the survival skills of their ancestors. Wouldn't it be amazing to get that kind of tutoring in modern times? Well, lucky for you there are still a select few who can pass down the ways of the wilderness.

The best place to regain your lost heritage of self-sufficiency is with an experienced guide who can teach you the skills that you have been craving. Wouldn't it be great to know the plants, trees and animals in the way that your ancestors knew them? Wouldn't you feel more secure every day, knowing that you are less dependent on others and more self-reliant?

Advanced Survival Training has a course for every wilderness skill that you would need - not only to come home safely, but also to make the wilderness a second home. Advanced Survival Training also provides an array of urban survival and food gathering classes, to provide you with greater security during disasters and in uncertain times.

2016 Classes

Check out our Schedule Page for the 2016 schedule!


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